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.
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.