Featured Image: First Lt. Amber English wins gold medal in skeet shooting at Tokyo Olympics. (U.S. Army Released)
An Army officer earned the gold medal in women’s shotgun skeet shooting at the Tokyo Olympics today, becoming the first U.S. service member to win the top prize in the Summer Olympics.
1LT Amber English, a member of the Army Marksmanship Unit (and logistics officer), defeated Italy’s Diana Bacosi. The Colorado Springs native hit 56 of 60 targets during the event, just three short of the world record.
Sharp shooting!— Olympics (@Olympics) July 26, 2021
Amber English wins gold with an Olympic Record of 56 in the women's skeet final after a nail-biting ending.@ISSF_Shooting #Shooting @TeamUSA #USA pic.twitter.com/1U3lFGSQpR
The U.S. Army also chimed in with their congratulations on Twitter.
Record breaking performance! 💪Congratulations to Soldier-athlete 1st Lt. Amber English for bringing home #Gold https://t.co/kEWcYIz5Qm— U.S. Army (@USArmy) July 26, 2021
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