U.S. Army First Lt. Amber English took home the gold medal in the women’s individual shotgun skeet event during the first week of the Tokyo Olympics but she says her journey to the podium was a team effort.
English, 31, said in an interview on “Fox & Friends” on Friday that after the sudden passing of her father in 2016, she was encouraged not to give up by fellow American shooter Vincent Hancock, who just took home his third gold medal.
“It was a very tough battle, to be honest,” English said.
“It took a little bit for me to get back on the range and Vincent Hancock, who just won a third gold, was kind of the reason — he was in Colorado Springs, he said, ‘I believe in you. Come out here, we’re going to shoot.’ We cried after station one and I kept shooting.”
The goal was simple: “Don’t quit and believe in yourself and keep going.”
The Colorado Springs native set an Olympic record after shooting 56 of 60 in the women’s skeet final to defeat Italy’s Diana Bacosi, earning her first gold medal.[Read more…] about Army Officer Amber English Brings Home Gold Medal After Record Olympic Performance