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U.S. Army 1st Lt. Amber English sets Olympic record to win gold medal in skeet shooting

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Amber English's Olympics debut was well worth the wait. English set an Olympic record en route to winning the gold medal in skeet shooting for Team USA.

English shot a record 56 at the event to take down 2016 women's skeet gold medalist Diana Bacosi of Italy. 

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The medal was a long time in the making for English, who missed out on making the Olympics in both 2012 and 2016. English was an alternate in 2016, but did not compete during the Olympics.

English's win was tense, earning the gold over Bacosi by just one point. She missed just two of her last 30 targets to secure the victory.

Amber English is part of U.S. Army marksmanship unit

English is a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army, and is attached to the marksmanship unit. 

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English is part of the Army's World Class Athlete Program, which allows "Soldier-athletes to perform at the international level while also serving their nation in the military," according to its website.

She is not the only member of the marksmanship unit to make the Olympics in skeet shooting. Sgt. Phillip Jungman will represent Team USA in the men's portion of the event.

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