Team USA’s Amber English Wins Women’s Skeet Olympic Gold Medal, Sets Record

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

She holds the rank of first lieutenant and is part of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program

Team USA’s Amber English won the gold medal and set an Olympic record in Tokyo in the women’s skeet event, defeating 2016 gold medalist Diana Bacosi of Italy.

According to NRA Shooting Sports USA, English, who’s the No. 1-ranked women’s skeet athlete in the world, shot a record-breaking 56 out of 60 in the final.

This is the first Olympics for English, who was an alternate in 2016 but did not compete.

She is the second U.S. shooter to win the gold in the women’s skeet event at the Games.

Diana Bacosi of Italy won silver this year after scoring on 51 targets. Chinese shooter Wei Meng took bronze with 46 targets.

English, 31, is an Army Reserve soldier who trains with the U.S. Army Markmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia. She holds the rank of first lieutenant and is part of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, which allows soldier athletes to perform at the international level.

Most of the Tokyo Olympic shooting events will be livestreamed via NBC’s Peacock app and the NBC Tokyo Olympics website.

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