US Army Olympian Amber English takes home gold medal in skeet shooting

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U.S. Army 1st Lt. Amber English made history Monday when she won a gold medal in Olympic skeet shooting.

English set an Olympic record hitting 56 of 60 targets to knock off Italy’s Diana Bacosi. The Italian shooter was the gold medalist in the event in the 2016 Rio Games.

Amber English, of the United States, celebrates with her gold medal in the women’s skeet at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Including English, there are nine U.S. Olympians currently in the WCAP – Naomi Graham in boxing, Nickolaus Mowrer in 25-meter air pistol and 50-meter 3-position rifle, Sandra Uptagrafft in 25-meter air pistol and 25-meter sport pistol, Amro Egleziry in modern pentathlon, Ildar Hafizov in Greco-Roman wrestling, Samantha Schultz in modern pentathlon, Bernard Keter in 3,000-meter steeplechase and Alejandro Sanchez in Greco-Roman wrestling.

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