Meet Kim Rhode

In sport, there is no such thing as a sure thing, but Kim Rhode is about as close as one can get. Kim has won a medal in each of the last six Olympic Games, including winning her third Olympic Gold Medal in London at the 2012 Games by hitting an astounding 99 out of 100 (moving) targets.

Kim’s Olympic career began by winning gold in 1996 at just 17 years old and in Rio she became the first female Olympian to win an Olympic Medal in six consecutive Olympic Games. And, she has no intention of stopping there. Kim expects to compete,“…for another four or five Olympics.”

Kim’s Bronze Medal in Rio is perhaps her most impressive yet. She had to overcome many health and personal challenges just to be in Rio. Then, in Rio, Kim faced not just one, but two sudden death shoot-offs en route to winning her historic sixth consecutive Olympic Medal.

Kim is a fourteen-time National Champion and has been World Champion, World Cup Champion, Pan Am Games Champion and CAT Champion. She has collected twenty (20) individual World Cup gold medals. In the world of competitive shooting, she has won it all, most more than once. With virtually no room for error in her sport Kim has mastered the art of performing her best when it matters most.

From Southern California, Kim began shooting at just 10 years old and even lettered in the sport all four years of high school…which culminated with her first Olympic gold medal. She has been a spokesperson for both the Outdoor Channel and The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

After the London Olympics Kim took a year off from competition to start a family with her husband, Mike. The couple welcomed the birth of their son, Carter, in May of 2013.

Kim returned to competition in 2014 without missing a beat, winning a gold medal at her first competition and following that up with two more. Kim has now compiled 32 World Cup Medals.

In 2016, Kim was named one of the ‘100 Greatest Olympians’ of all time by NBC Sports.

In January 2017, Kim was honored by the United States Sports Academy with a 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her excellence in the sport over the last six consecutive Olympic summer Games.

When she is not competing Kim is also an avid collector of both classic cars, and first-edition children’s books.

In sport, there is no such thing as a sure thing, but Kim Rhode is about as close as one can get. Kim has won a medal in each of the last six Olympic Games, including winning her third Olympic Gold Medal in London at the 2012 Games by hitting an astounding 99 out of 100 (moving) targets.

Kim’s Olympic career began by winning gold in 1996 at just 17 years old and in Rio she became the first female Olympian to win an Olympic Medal in six consecutive Olympic Games. And, she has no intention of stopping there. Kim expects to compete,“…for another four or five Olympics.”

Kim’s Bronze Medal in Rio is perhaps her most impressive yet. She had to overcome many health and personal challenges just to be in Rio. Then, in Rio, Kim faced not just one, but two sudden death shoot-offs en route to winning her historic sixth consecutive Olympic Medal.

Kim is a fourteen-time National Champion and has been World Champion, World Cup Champion, Pan Am Games Champion and CAT Champion. She has collected twenty (20) individual World Cup gold medals. In the world of competitive shooting, she has won it all, most more than once. With virtually no room for error in her sport Kim has mastered the art of performing her best when it matters most.

From Southern California, Kim began shooting at just 10 years old and even lettered in the sport all four years of high school…which culminated with her first Olympic gold medal. She has been a spokesperson for both the Outdoor Channel and The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

After the London Olympics Kim took a year off from competition to start a family with her husband, Mike. The couple welcomed the birth of their son, Carter, in May of 2013.

Kim returned to competition in 2014 without missing a beat, winning a gold medal at her first competition and following that up with two more. Kim has now compiled 32 World Cup Medals.

In 2016, Kim was named one of the ‘100 Greatest Olympians’ of all time by NBC Sports.

In January 2017, Kim was honored by the United States Sports Academy with a 2016 Distinguished Service Award for her excellence in the sport over the last six consecutive Olympic summer Games.

When she is not competing Kim is also an avid collector of both classic cars, and first-edition children’s books.

Points of Interest

  • HISTORY MADE: Kim is the only female Olympian to win an Olympic Medal in six consecutive Olympic Games. She has won three Gold Medals, one Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals.
  • Kim, along with iconic Americans John Wayne, Teddy Roosevelt and Oliver F. Winchester are the only individuals ever to be featured on Winchester Ammunition boxes – the brand dates back to 1866. Kim has now been featured on the Winchester Ammunition box twice.
  • Kim started competitive shooting at age 10, at age 13 she was World Champion. She has been at the top of the sport ever since.
  • Kim is married, and has one young son, Carter, born in May of 2013.
  • Kim restores classic cars and collects rare children’s books.

Kim’s Shooting Accomplishments

Olympic Experience

  • Six-time Olympian (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Six-time Olympic medalist (3 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, bronze (skeet)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (skeet), 9th (trap)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, silver (silver)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (double trap), 5th (skeet)
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, bronze (double trap), 7th (skeet)
  • Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, gold (double trap)
  • In 2012, became the first American athlete, male or female, to win an Olympic medal at five consecutive Games in an individual sport
  • Only woman to win three individual Olympic gold medals in shooting (as of 2012)
  • First Olympic shooter, male or female, to compete in all three shotgun events – trap, double trap and skeet
  • In 2016, became the first American to qualify for the Olympic Games in five different continents

World Championship Experience

  • Most recent: 2015 – 16th (skeet)
  • Years of participation: 1995, 1997-99, 2001-03, 2007, 2009-11, 2014-15
  • Medals: 3 (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2010 (skeet)
  • Silver – 1998 (double trap)
  • Bronze – 2011 (skeet)

Other Career Highlights

  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (skeet)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold
  • 2010 World Championships, gold
  • 2007 Pan American Games, silver (double trap)
  • 2003 Pan American Games, gold (double trap)
  • 1999 Pan American Games, gold (double trap)
  • Three-time national champion
  • Three-time USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year (2007-09)

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