This Woman Just Medaled In 5 Consecutive Olympics — And She’s The Best Shot You’ve Ever Seen [VIDEO]
9:30 am, July 30th | by Amy Tennery
Winning an Olympic medal is impressive. Winning five Olympic medals is extremely impressive. But winning five Olympic medals in five consecutive Olympics? Well, that’s unheard of among U.S. athletes — at least until now.
Kimberly Rhode, an American female skeet shooter became the first U.S. athlete (male or female) to win an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympic games, according to the AP. On top of that, Rhode set an Olympic record yesterday, with her gold-medal performance. Her score? Ninety-nine points.
After five Olympics (her first was as a teen in the 1996 Atlanta games, where she took home a bronze) and five medals, Rhode sat down with NBC to talk about how it feels to be a record-smashing, gun-slinging, skeet-shooting force of nature. Bottom line? It feels pretty darn good.