Vincent Hancock Shoots for Gold
July 6, 2012, 5:13 pm
After winning gold for the United States in 2008, Vincent Hancock is preparing to defend his gold medal in London. Hancock started competing in shooting when he was 11-years-old and at the age of 16 he won his first World Championship title. Vincent Hancock joins the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano to talk about how he is preparing for the Summer Olympics in London.
An Army sergeant, Hancock is also a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in Fort Benning, Georgia.
John and Vincent talked about his start in competitive skeet shooting and why he chose to pursue the sport. Shooting was always a major part of Vincent’s life. He reveals that he and his father shared a mutual love for skeet shooting and this propelled him to keep training in the sport.
Since he was 12-years-old he dreamed of competing in the Olympics. In 2008, he achieved his dream by winning gold in skeet shooting at the Beijing Olympics. This summer, he hopes to defend his title in London. As part of the men’s shooting team, Hancock is one of the best in the world at what he does. Yet this gets him no credit with his army buddies, who expect nothing less of him than to win every time. Vincent Hancock