By the time he was 20, Vincent Hancock had won an Olympic Gold medal and two world championships in skeet.
But when he reached the top in his sport. Vincent didn't know where to go next.
Vincent Hancock said."In 2011, I kind of hit a little bit of a bottom where I didn't know if I wanted to keep going. I didn't know if I wanted to live this life of constantly traveling. Having to compete on a day on day basis. I got down and I had some of the worst performances I have ever had in my entire life last year. all in one year."
Vincent, who is from Eatonton, and wife Rebekah from Leesburg did some soul searching and prayed.
Hancock said. "Our prayers were answered. knowing this is where I belong. this is what I want to do. so, I reset my goals. I wanted to go back to this Olympics. I want to do as well as I can and that is a gold medal in my sights."
The spiritual awakening paid off immediately.
Hancock said. "The scores I have been shooting this year already it feels so much better than I have in the past. I would go as far to say I am shooting better now than when I won the Olympics in 2008."
Earlier this year, Vincent Hancok finished 4th in a World Cup test competition held at the same London range where he will shoot at the Olympics next month.
He finished 4th in the World Cup test competition in Beijing before the 2008 Olympic Games.
Hancock said. "Now that I have got my goals set I can actually put down my routine every single match and just put all out on the line. knowing that I can shoot the scores I need to win. that gives me my confidence back."
Vincent is also looking forward to the London games for another reason.
It is a chance for he and his family to visit one of the world's most historic cities.
Hancock said. "We are going to do all that tourist stuff. we are going to go out and enjoy ourselves and visit around."
Vincent wants to do that tourist stuff wearing another gold medal around his neck.
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