English wins skeet gold for US after coming up short twice

Japan 2020

TOKYO (AP) — American shooter Amber English set an Olympic record to knock off reigning women’s skeet champion Diana Bacosi of Italy.

English hit 56 of 60 targets to bounce back from just missing the U.S. team for the 2012 and 2016 Games. Bacosi matched English by hitting 47 of 50 shots to reach the final.

But she missed on her third attempt and a chance to repeat as Olympic champion.

Wei Meng of China took bronze after tying a world record in qualifying.

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