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.