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Kim Rhode

RhodeDate of Birth: 07/16/1979

Hometown: El Monte, Calif.

Event: Women’s Skeet

Twitter: @KimRhode Facebook: Kim Rhode

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Kim got her competitive start in American Skeet at the age of 10. After winning the World Championship at age 13, she became captain of the All-American Team. This opened the door to the Olympic style of International Double Trap and International Skeet. She has captured 14 National Championship gold medals since making the National Team in 1995. Kim’s career also includes 35 medals in international competitions including five Olympic medals.  She is the first U.S. Olympian competing in an invidiual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She was the 2015 Pan American Games Team USA flagbearer and would later go on to earn Pan Am gold.

Taking time off after her success in the 2004 Olympic Games, Rhode returned in 2006 with a new focus: the Women's Skeet event. Women’s Double Trap was removed from the Olympic Games following the 2004 Games in Athens. Rhode successfully pocketed a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in Women’s Skeet. She is a member of the Safari Club International and an honorary lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Kim keeps busy with training, public speaking, shooting demonstrations, skiing and hunting, and is an avid builder and restorer of antique and muscle cars. She also collects 1800’s and 1900’s first edition children’s books, her favorite being The Wizard of Oz series.  Gave birth to a son, Carter, on May 13, 2013. 

2016 Olympic Recap -- When is bronze as good as gold? Look it up in the future and we’re pretty sure you will be able to bookmark August 12, 2016. That’s the date when 37-year-old Kim Rhode became the first Summer Olympian ever to win six medals in six straight Olympic Games. An historic moment for Rhode, and an historic moment for the Shooting Sports.  Since winning Olympic gold as a 17-year-old in Atlanta, Rhode’s journey now comes full circle having perhaps experienced the most trying four years of her Olympic pursuit.  Pregnancy and childbirth created a whole host of health complications for Rhode.  Looking at her son, Carter, in the stands on this day and seeing him waving down to mommy as she was about to step on the podium a record sixth-straight time, it was at that very moment that the pain of doing so vanished and that familiar feeling of accomplishment set in.  

OLYMPIC ACCOLADES:  Only American to have won six individual medals…Became just the third woman in Olympic history to win medals in six Olympic Games, joining Birgit Schmidt-Fischer (GER/Canoe) and Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipa (ROM/Rowing). Rhode is now the first American to earn a medal on five different continents.

A sixth consecutive medal ties her with luge great Armin Zöggeler of Italy for most consecutive individual Olympic medals by any Olympian.

Read the most recent Kim Rhode feature by USA Shooting  

Competition Highlights

  • 6-time Olympic Medalist ('96 gold, '00 bronze, '04 gold, '08 silver, '12 gold, '16 bronze)
  • 29-time World Cup Medalist (15 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze) including five World Cup Finals medals
  • 14-time USA Shooting National Champ ('11, '10, '09, '08, '07, '04, '03, '02, '01, '00, '98, '97, '96, '95)
  • Won her first World Cup gold medal in Double Trap in 1996 in Lonato, Italy
  • Won her first World Cup medal in 1995, Double Trap Bronze in Seoul, South Korea

Year-by-Year Highlights

    • 2016
      • Olympic Bronze Medalist
      • World Cup Finals, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Rio, Silver Medalist
    • 2015
      • Pan American Games, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Acapulco, Gold Medalist
    • 2014 
      • World Cup Munich, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Almaty, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Tucson, Bronze Medalist 
    • 2012
      • Olympic Games, Gold Medalist (Skeet), 10th Place (Trap)
      • USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
      • World Cup Tucson, Gold
      • World Cup London, Bronze
    • 2011
      • Pan American Games, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Final, Gold Medalist
      • World Clay Target Championship, Bronze Medalist
      • World Cup Sydney, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Beijing, Silver Medalist
      • National Champion
    • 2010
      • World Champion
      • 2010 World Cup Final, Silver Medalist
      • National Champion
    • 2009
      • World Cup San Marino, Silver Medalist 
      • World Cup Munich, Bronze Medalist
      • 2009 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
      • National Champion
    • 2008
      • Olympic Silver Medalist (Skeet)
      • World Cup Kerrville, Silver Medalist
      • National Champion (Skeet)
      • USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
    • 2007
      • Pan American Games Silver Medalist (Skeet)
      • 2007 World Clay Target Championship, 6th Place
      • World Cup Santo Domingo, Gold Medalist
      • National Champion (Skeet)
      • USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
    • 2004
      • Olympic Gold Medalist (Double Trap; 5th Place, Skeet)
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 2003
      • Pan American Games, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
      • World Cup Finals, Bronze Medalist
      • World Cup Perth, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Granada, Silver Medalist
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 2002
      • World Championship, 5th Place & Team Silver (Double Trap)
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 2001
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 2000
      • Olympic Bronze Medalist (Double Trap)
      • World Cup Finals, Bronze Medalist
      • World Cup Lonato, Bronze Medalist
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 1999
      • Pan American Games, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
    • 1998
      • World Championships Silver Medalist (Double Trap)
      • World Cup Lonato, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Cairo, Gold Medalist
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 1997
      • World Cup Seoul, Gold Medalist
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 1996
      • Olympic Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
      • World Cup Lonato, Gold Medalist
      • World Cup Atlanta, Bronze Medalist
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 1995
      • World Championships Team Gold Medalist (Skeet)
      • World Championships Team Bronze Medalist (Double Trap)
      • World Cup Seoul, Bronze Medalist
      • National Champion (Double Trap)
    • 1994
      • Swept all three disciplines (skeet, trap & double trap) at National Junior Olympic Championships.
 

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