Tokyo Olympics 2021: Brothers Henry Leverett and Jack Leverett III Make It to the USA 25m Pistol Team

Published 06/28/2021, 12:40 PM EDT


The most awaited event of the year, the Tokyo Olympics 2021 is all set to start at the end of July. The mega-quadrennial games will begin with the shooting sport matches on day 1.

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USA is leading Olympics medal chart in the shooting sport. For the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, a blend of young and experienced shooters will represent the nation. Interestingly, two members of the Leverett family have reached this feat.

USA’s Henry Leverett and Jack Leverett III are going to compete in the 25m rapid fire pistol event at Tokyo Olympics. Initially, Jack was in the reserve team for 25m; however, following the suspension of another shooter, he was promoted.

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Dad, Jack Leverett is the coach to the Tokyo-bound shooters

The young boys got into shooting sport at a very early age, with Henry picking up his gun at 7 in 2008. Their father, Jack Leverett, coaches the entire family, including the youngest of the lot, Abbie.

Jack III (21) is the eldest brother, followed by Henry (20) and Abbie (18). All three take part in the 25m events and are part of the Ohio state pistol team.

Notably, Henry won the Olympic quota in his maiden 2019 ISSF World Cup, Beijing. It was also the USA’s first quota in 25m pistol men’s event for Tokyo Olympics.

His older brother Jack is also not far behind, as he won the Gold medal at the 2021 ISSF World. The Leverett family has been quite successful in the sport.

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Team USA for Tokyo Olympics 2021

The shotgun team has been the USA’s most successful team at the Summer Olympics. While Olympians will vie for maintaining their records, the youngsters will aim for their maiden Olympic medals. Here is the list of Team USA shooting for the Tokyo Olympics 2021.

Pistol:

10m air pistol: James Hall, Nick Mowrer

25m pistol: Alexis Lagan, Sandra Uptagrafft, Henry Leverett, Jack Leverett III

Rifle:

10m air rifle: Lucas Kozeneisky, Will Shaner, Mary Tucker, Ali Weisz

50m rifle, 3positions: Sagen Maddalena, Nick Mowrer, Patrick Sunderman, Mary Tucker

Shotgun:

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Skeet: Vincent Hancock, Philip Jungman, Austen Smith

Trap: Madelynn Bernau, Kayle Browning, Brian Burrows, Derrick Mein

While USA has been the powerhouse, countries like China, Russia, and Germany are also not far behind in the game. Will team USA lead the medal charts at the Tokyo Olympics?

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