Interview and Shooting Opportunity with Five-Time Olympic Medalist Kim Rhode - March 6
An opportunity to interview and shoot with five-time Olympic medalist, Kim Rhode, will take place Sunday, March , 2016 at the Oake Tree Gunclub in Newhall, California.
In the pantheon of America's Olympic sports greatness, Kim Rhode (El Monte, California) has no equal. Not one person competing in an individual sport can boast of winning five Olympic medals in five consecutive Olympic Games.
Having made her Olympic debut in 1996, Rhode is the only American to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympic Games. Of her five medals, three are gold (1996 - Double Trap, 2004 - Double Trap, 2012 - Skeet), one is silver (2008 - Skeet) and one bronze (2000 - Double Trap). Rhode broke the Women's Skeet Olympic record with a near-perfect score of 99 at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She is also the only woman to win three individual gold medals in the sport of shooting.
Rhode gave birth to her first child, Carter, in May 2013 and has worked to try and manage the expectations that come with being a mother and a world-class athlete. All she’s done since is win four World Cup medals and earn Pan Am Games gold last summer. Rio is in her sights as she currently holds a five-target lead in Olympic selection as she tries to solidify a sixth Olympic appearance in May.
To read an updated feature on Kim Rhode, click here.
Rhode will be available for shooting demonstrations and interviews from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6 at the Oak Tree Gun Club. Shotguns, ammunition and ear/eye protection will be available for media to use to try out the sport as well.
*Kim photo by Mitchell Haaseth
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