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By medaling in skeet today, shotgunner Kim Rhode did something no other woman has ever done. “The 37-year-old American won a medal for her sixth consecutive Olympics on Friday, capturing bronze in the women’s skeet shooting event at the Olympic Shooting Center. It’s a stunning accomplishment from Rhode, who becomes the first female Olympian to medal in six consecutive Games, and the first summer Olympian as well. Only Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler has done it on the men’s side.”

Her latest achievement gives her a total of three gold medals, one silver and two bronzes going back to 1996 in Atlanta. And hell, she’s only 37. Let’s see if she goes for lucky seven. Whatever she decides, she richly deserves the standing ovation she got from the crowd looking on in Rio. Congrats.

 

20 Responses to With Bronze, Kim Rhode Becomes First Woman to Win Individual Medals in Six Olympic Games

  1. Congratulations Kim! As someone who has known something like 10 Olympic team members (mostly weightlifting) I know how incredible her accomplishments really are. And never mind the vile anti-gunner scum who troll you- WE got your back!

  2. I think I’ll watch the evening news tonight. Whenever one of the network anchors reports someone winning a medal in airgun or firearms shooting, the expression on their face looks like they took a bite of one of Aunt Bea’s homemade pickles. (Mayberry fans will understand the reference.)

    • I was pleasantly surprised at the local nbc coverage last night I believe. Reminds me, I need to write a thank you for their coverage.

  3. Way to go Kim!!!

    She practices at my Gun Club. Great Lady with an awesome story… She had a rough time recovering from a difficult (but successful) pregnancy since 2008. That makes this metal as good as gold in my book…

  4. The news can discuss this because it’s a shotgun. Heck, Joe Biden may own this exact shotgun!

    Let’s get her setup with a Saiga 12 and watch the media… “eliminate” a brick.

  5. Crazy cool accomplishment Kim! However, I wouldn’t wait by the phone for Barry to call and invite you to the White House.

      • Ever since the “Beer Summit” I have been trying to think of how I would tell the Idiot In Chief to pound sand if he ever invited me to the White house for something. (Not even remotely likely, but still fun to think about.) I think a restraining order is now the top contender. Thanks for the idea.

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