COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (October 12, 2019)
Vincent Hancock, Aeriel Skinner and Amber English show their hardware at the Planet Cup Final
Aeriel Skinner (Jackson, Calif.) won the gold medal in women’s trap on Saturday as Group USA notched 3 podium finishes at the International Shooting Sports Federation Planet Cup Shotgun Final in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Joining Skinner on the podium wearing the Stars and Stripes have been Vincent Hancock (Fort Worth, Texas) and Amber English (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Hancock claimed the silver medal in men’s skeet although English earned the bronze medal in women’s skeet.
Skinner and teammate Ashley Carroll (Solvang, Calif.) each certified for the women’s trap finals. Carroll completed qualifications with a 120/125, tying her for fourth, although Skinner was sixth heading into the finals with a 119/120. In the final, Skinner bested Australia’s Laetisha Scanlan for the gold, although Italy’s Alessia Iezzi took the bronze. Carroll completed fifth.
“I couldn’t be far more excited to be representing Group USA on the podium these days at the Planet Cup final,” mentioned Skinner. “This match all round has been a wonderful knowledge for me. I am grateful to have been fighting for a possibility to make it in final as effectively as earn a medal, shooting with some of the world’s very best shooters. It tends to make it added unique when you get to compete alongside your teammate Ashley who has a wonderful match. I couldn’t assume of a greater way to finish the year than with bringing dwelling a gold medal. I am currently hunting forward to beginning education for subsequent year’s events.”
In the men’s skeet qualification, Hancock was a single of 5 athletes finishing with 124/125. Following a shoot-off for bib order, Hancock emerged with bib #1 soon after going 56 targets to claim it. 4 extra shooters shot 123/125 in qualification and necessary to shoot-off for the final bib in the finals. In the men’s skeet finals, Italy’s Luigi Lodde shot a fantastic 60/60 to win the gold medal, although Hancock shot 59/60 to take the silver. Azmy Mehelba of Egypt won the bronze medal, and Christian Elliott (Greenwood, Ind.) ended with a 118/125 in qualification for a 16th-location finish.
The women’s skeet qualification saw Caitlin Connor (Winnfield, La.) post the higher score with a 123/125. English also walked into the finals with bib five soon after finishing 120/125. Samantha Simonton (Gainesville, Ga.) lost a shoot-off for the final spot in the finals to Cyprus’ Andri Eleftheriou, although Kim Rhode (Monrovia, Calif.) completed a single target out of the finals with a 118/125.
Ashley Carroll and Aeriel Skinner each stroll into Women’s Trap Finals at Planet
Cup Final in Al Ain, UAE. Ashley completed qualifications with a 120/125 tied
for 4th she’ll shoot off for bib quantity. Aeriel ended with a 119/120 going into
Finals with bib six. Go USA! Women’s trap finals are scheduled to be broadcast
reside at 12:30pm UAE time.
China’s Meng Wei took the gold medal in the women’s skeet final more than Good Britain’s Amber Hill, with English claiming the final step on the podium and Connor putting sixth.
In men’s trap, the gold medal went to Italy’s Mauro DeFilippis, the silver to Russia’s Alexey Alipov and the bronze medal to Spain’s Alberto Fernandez.
“I am honored to coach such a fantastic group of people today who take place to be remarkable shooters as effectively,” mentioned U.S. Coach Jay Waldron. “We’ve been on a pretty prosperous journey winning an impressive medal count and earning all our quotas. This Planet Cup Final is genuinely the icing on our year. Al Ain has been a fabulous host. Tokyo, right here we come!”
“We appreciate all the family members, buddies and fans supporting behind the podium,” added Senior Manager of Higher Overall performance Sharee Waldron. “It seriously requires a enormous village to let our group to pursue their Olympic dreams. It is an pricey endeavor and we are so grateful to our USOPC Group, partners, sponsors and generous donors who make this achievable. Thank you to the group behind our group. You share in these victories.”
Complete outcomes can be located Right here.