Colorado Springs, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- To win a world championship is special no matter the place. But as a shotgun athlete, to do so in Italy, in the center of the shotgun world, is life altering.
That glory is what 30 U.S. team athletes will be in pursuit of when the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships get underway Friday, September 11 in Lonato, Italy.
A 2005 World Championship title on this same range propelled Vincent Hancock (Eatonton, Georgia) to the greatness he’s found ever since having now won back-to-back Olympic titles in Skeet. He’s looking for a similar result this time around and nothing he’s done already in 2015 discourages the notion he’s the man to beat coming in. He proved as much during the August World Cup stop in Gabala, Azerbaijan, where he earned another World Cup gold medal. He also earned gold to begin the year in Acapulco, Mexico, shooting the perfect match in not dropping a target in 157 straight shots in qualifying, semifinals and finals. His win in Gabala sewed up his third straight Olympic nomination, but he wants a win in …read more