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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Viewer Writes: Can this be true?

Kim Rhode, the FIRST WOMAN and first Summer Olympian to medal in SIX consecutive Olympics.

You'd think the glass ceiling crowd would be all over that, right? Not so much. She won those medals with a gun, doesn't wear a hijab and is an outspoken supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

Rhode began competing in skeet at age 10 and at 13, won her first world championship title in women's double trap shooting.

1996 Olympics
Rhode won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, making her the youngest female gold medalist in the history of Olympic shooting.

2000 Olympics
Rhode won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

2004 Olympics
Rhode also won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

2008 Olympics
Rhode won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in women's skeet.

2012 Olympics
On July 29 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Rhode won the gold medal in skeet shooting with an Olympic record score of 99, tying the world record in this event. With this medal, Rhode is the only American competitor to win medals for an individual event in five consecutive Olympics. She also became one of the three competitors (and the only woman) to win three Olympic individual gold medals for shooting, along with Ralf Schumann of Germany and Jin Jong-oh of Korea.

2016 Olympics
Qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics made Rhode the first U.S. Olympian to qualify for an Olympic team on five different continents. Kim Rhode won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics making her the first Olympian to win a medal on five different continents.


Anonymous said...

Her accomplishments are true. But shooting isn't a popular sport, like fencing. Maybe if the wore a hijab she'd get more attention.

Anonymous said...

A lot of the Olympic games aren't popular sports. Water polo? Give me a break.
My favorite talking heads statement 2 times every 4 years is "we now return you to our normal programming"

Anonymous said...

The Olympics coverage has always been lame. Most people think that there are only about a dozen sports in the games because of television coverage of only a handful of events.
This event is one of those that's never covered. Of course, one might think that it's because the participants aren't in leotards, shorts and tops, or one piece bathing suits.

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Anonymous said...

Kudos to Ms Rhode she has reached a major accomplishment and I say give credit where credit is due. Just because people don't want to talk about gun sports is not a reason to cover up her accomplishments. Medals in six straight Olympics on five different continents. They should put her on a box of Wheaties instead of Bruce Jenner or Kaitlyn or whatever he calls himself now days. Congratulations Ms Rhode you have represented the USA with great pride and honor and don't let anyone take that away from you. Thank you for your contribution to our country.