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Kim Rhode Shatters Olympic Record

THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN to win three gold medals in skeet shooting, Kim Rhode set an Olympic record by being the first American individual to win gold medals in five consecutive Olympic games. No woman or man has done this before.

From the New York Times:

Under a drizzly gray sky, Kim Rhode on Sunday became the first American athlete to win five medals in an individual event in five consecutive Olympic Games.

Rhode, center, earned a gold medal in women’s skeet on Sunday, setting an Olympic record and tying the world record. Wei Ning of China, left, finished the event in second place, and Danka Bartekova of Slovakia earned the bronze medal in a shootout.
She earned a gold medal in women’s skeet , setting an Olympic record and tying the world record by hitting 99 out of 100 targets. She also became the first woman to win three gold medals in Olympic shooting.

To win the gold, Rhode shot 99 out of 100 targets, tying the world record.

I’d offer a video, but as far as I know NBC has blocked all embedding, so I have no intention of linking to them. If I’m incorrect and missed it, please let me know. But I’ve searched and can’t find any and posting a picture of Ms. Rhode is a copyright violation without paying for it and the way the content is being handled so far, I’d bet either the OIC or NBC would enforce it, as would news organizations, which is entirely fair. I understand what NBC in particular is doing up to a point, but they’re taking content restrictions to ridiculous heights.

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2 Responses to Kim Rhode Shatters Olympic Record

  1. newdealdem1 July 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    To win the gold, Rhode shot 99 out of 100 targets, tying the world record.

    I saw her being interviewed and she was so humble in her win. I mean Jebus, Ms. Rhode successfuly hit 99 out of 100 put shots. No one has ever dnoe that before in the Olympics man or woman. I loved what she had to say when asked if she would now retire from the sport. She said she was not thinking of retiring and was looking forward to the 2016 games and that the oldest medal winning person in skeet shooting was 72 and that she thought she had a few good years left. LOL

    I’d offer a video, but as far as I know NBC has blocked all embedding, so I have no intention of linking to them. If I’m incorrect and missed it, please let me know. But I’ve searched and can’t find any and posting a picture of Ms. Rhode is a copyright violation without paying for it and the way the content is being handled so far, I’d bet either the OIC or NBC would enforce it, as would news organizations, which is entirely fair. I understand what NBC in particular is doing up to a point, but they’re taking content restrictions to ridiculous heights.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18904234 Taylor, this is the blurb from the BBC abuot Kim Rhodes. They have video of her but only UK residents can access it.

    Perhaps one of your readers/commenters lives in the UK or in Canada can access the site.

    I also tried the CBC (Canadian Broadcast Company) and found this bu no video.

    http://tinyurl.com/cgfcyxp

    • Taylor Marsh July 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      Thanks. Maybe we’ll hear from one of them. It’s something else.

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