Gville woman misses ‘shot’ at Olympics

Eight shotgun athletes recently earned their spot to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in Paris next month, but a Gainesville native is not among them.

Samantha Simonton, a sergeant in Army, missed making the team when she placed fourth in the qualifying. But two other Georgians will be on the mixed team: Vincent Hancock of Eatonton and Will Hinton of Dacula.

We first reported on Sgt. Simonton’s quest to make the team back in February: Gville native aiming for the Olympics (wgtjradio.com)

You can read more about those who did make the team and the qualifying here: Meet your Paris Olympic Shotgun Team | USA Shooting