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VINCENT HANCOCK WINS SILVER: SKEET & TRAP WCF

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by usashootingdad, Nov 1, 2009.

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  1. usashootingdad

    usashootingdad TS Member

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    Vincent Hankcock, of the US Army Marksmanship Unit won the Silver Medal today at the World Cup Final competition held in Beijing, China on the Olympic Shooting Range. Both the Men's Skeet and Trap events were shot in the midst of a man made (induced) snow storm! It was the first time that any world cup event had been shot in the snow. Anthony Terras of France (Bronze Olympic winner 2008) won the Gold, Vinny the Silver(USA) and then Georgios Achilleos(Cyp) had to shoot off against Tore Brovold (Nor) Olympic '08 Silver Medal Winner for the third position, with Achilleos taking the Bronze. The temperature during the Final was a chilly -2 degrees!

    In Men's Trap, Ryan Hadden of the US Army Marksmanship Unit finished 5th capping off a very successful season including two World Cup Gold Medals during the 2009 year. Winning the Gold Medal in Beijing today was Michael Diamond (Aus), Silver was won by Massimo Fabbrizi (ITA), and Bronze by Giovanni Pellielo (ITA).

    Check out the video and see the conditions these shooters had to contend with at issf-shooting.org

    It was just amazing to see the adjustments these competitors had to contend with because of the snow.
    As if it is not hard enough just to compete against the best in the world! Hats off to all of the shooters.

    Chris and Julie Holguin
     
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    Chris--- went to the ISSF site stayed up to watch the trap final at the designated time --but after waiting a half hour past the time start stated nothing broadcasted. But I did get the full 36 minute coverage about 6 hrs later ----to all who havn't seen it is great.
    Liked the comment that the Indian shooter and some others never shot in the snow before. Should have been at our New Years day shoots at the Cape Breton gun club -Sydney NS.

    Cris trying to find yesterdays double trap final -maybe you can help- long version--- saw the 3 minute short version.

    OBERVATION---WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK OF THE HIGH SHORT RIB ON THE BERATTA IN DOUBLE TRAP. NOTICED ON OTHER COVERAGES OF DOUBLE TRAP SHOOTS. ANYONE TRY THEM AT ATA DOUBLES.....THEY DO LOOK SOME WEIRD....I'AM SURE THEY WORK --BUT??....MIKE
     
  4. usashootingdad

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    The Chinese government actually seeded the clouds above Beijing to create the snow! They claimed that they just could not pass up the chance since they are suffering from a severe drought...I don't expect that their shooters are used to shooting in the snow either, but it sure made for an interesting competition!

    There are some photos on the issf site that show men and the women skeet shooters trying to shoot in a virtual world of white surrounding them, it's incredible. You should realize that these competitors are used to rain, wind and blowing sand (Egypt, Dubai, etc.) but not snow. The international calendar starts usually around march and is usually over by October so the white stuff coming down is foreign to most of them, Ronjan Sohdi from India told the media that this was the first time he had ever even seen snow!

    Mike: Both the long and short versions are available at the same spot. On the right where it shows the photos and a brief description (ex: Jeff's interview) it should say "short version", "long version" for the Final. They don't show the qualification rounds, just the Final. It should still be available. Note that you do have to click on "live broadcast" when you are trying to watch an event "live" at the time of original broadcast, down at the very bottom under the triangle that starts after the clock goes to "000".
     
  5. mike-israel

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    CHRIS:

    Knew about long version amd punched for Mens Final and Womens Final AND COME UP OK-- (ain't THE Rossi GAL someting else and only 17 --knew Susan Natress at that age)-- but no long version of the doubles -- really too bad--high vis viewing AND LOVED IT --i.e. not enuf in the 3 minute version

    I PUT THE URLS UP ON A THREAD ---
    WORLD CUP BEIGING---PODCAST URLS--
    THEY ALL OPEN IF COPY/POST ...................MIKE
     
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