Georgia’s Vincent Hancock Wins Olympic Gold Again

The Eatonton native's shotgun skills earned him his third Olympic gold medal

GON Staff | July 27, 2021

Georgia’s Vincent Hancock just won another Olympic gold medal and made more Olympic history in the process. Vincent, who grew up in Eatonton and honed his shotgun skills as a member of the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team, became the first skeet shooter to win three Olympic gold medals. Vincent also won gold in 2008 and 2012.

Vincent hit his first 26 targets in a row during the finals, and he also set an Olympic record by hitting 59 of 60 targets overall. Vincent, 38, now lives in Fort Worth, Texas.


Vincent began his shooting career as a teenager competing in Georgia 4-H events before quickly rising to international elite status, still as a teenager. He won a 2005 world championship in Italy when he was just 16 years old.

16-Year-Old Vincent Hancock Wins 2005 World Championship


Back in 2005 as a 16-year-old, Vincent Hancock won the Men’s Skeet World Championship Gold Medal in Lonato, Italy. 

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  1. 7pt62THOR on July 27, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    You kids pay attention: 4H Modified Trap is where it starts!
    Congrats Vincent!

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