First Woman to Metal in 6 OlympicsPosted: August 14, 2016
Kim Rhode, the FIRST WOMAN and first Summer Olympian to medal in SIX consecutive Olympics. You’d think the glass ceiling crowd would be all over that, right? Not so much. She won those medals with a gun, doesn’t wear a hijab and is an outspoken supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
Rhode began competing in skeet at age 10 and at 13, won her first world championship title in women’s double trap shooting.
Rhode won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, making her the youngest female gold medalist in the history of Olympic shooting.
Rhode won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Rhode also won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Rhode won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in women’s skeet.
On July 29 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Rhode won the gold medal in skeet shooting with an Olympic record score of 99, tying the world record in this event. With this medal, Rhode is the only American competitor to win medals for an individual event in five consecutive Olympics. She also became one of the three competitors (and the only woman) to win three Olympic individual gold medals for shooting, along with Ralf Schumann of Germany and Jin Jong-oh of Korea.
Qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics made Rhode the first U.S. Olympian to qualify for an Olympic team on five different continents.Kim Rhode won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics making her the first Olympian to win a medal on five different continents.