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LONDON -- Vincent Hancock wasn't perfect, but he was oh so close.

Thedefending Olympic champion from Eatonton, Ga. hit 74-of-75 targets Monday to carry a two-target lead into Tuesday's second day of qualifying at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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"Today was a really good day,'' Hancock told reporters after the competition. "I went out there expecting to shoot 75 targets, but I fell a bit short and missed a target. The weather conditions were great, the range is great, the targets look amazing. I'm just going out there to do my best and shoot 75 tomorrow.''

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