Georgians strike gold at Olympics

Allison Schmitt was a five-time NCAA champion at UGA. (AP photo)

Allison Schmitt was a five-time NCAA champion at UGA. (AP photo)

Two athletes with Georgia connections are celebrating gold medal performances at the London Olympics.

Former UGA swimmer Allison Schmitt won the gold medal Tuesday in the 200-meter freestyle with an Olympic record time of 1:53.61, almost two seconds faster than the silver medalist.

Schmitt, a five-time NCAA champion at Georgia, also won silver in the 400 freestyle and bronze in the 4×100 freestyle relay.

“I got a whole collection of them now,” said Schmitt, of Michigan, who also won a relay bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “Right now, they’re somewhere in my room — a secret place,” she told the Detroit News. “I kind of stashed them.”

Vincent Hancock of Eatonton also won gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (AP photo)

Vincent Hancock of Eatonton also won gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (AP photo)

Vincent Hancock of Eatonton won gold in skeet shooting.

Hancock, who also won a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, missed only two of 150 shots, an Olympic record.

Still that wasn’t good …

Full News here – AJC Sports Talk

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