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US Army officer wins gold at Tokyo Olympics in women’s shotgun shooting

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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.

The U.S. Army also chimed in with their congratulations on Twitter.

Wes O’Donnell is an Army and Air Force veteran and writer covering military and tech topics. As a sought-after professional speaker, Wes has presented at U.S. Air Force Academy, Fortune 500 companies, and TEDx, covering trending topics from data visualization to leadership and veterans’ advocacy. As a filmmaker, he directed the award-winning short film, “Memorial Day.”

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