Aiming to Make Olympic History
Food marketing and agribusiness management student Kim Rhode is hoping to make history at the London Olympics this summer. If she places in the top three, she will become the first American to win medals in individual events at five consecutive Olympics.
Rhode is only 33 years old, but has already competed in four Olympics and taken home a medal at each (two gold, one bronze, one silver) in shooting events.
She made her first Olympic appearance in Atlanta in 1996 when she was a 17-year-old high school student, stunning the international field with a gold medal win in double trap. She took home a bronze in Sydney and a gold in Athens. When women's double-trap was discontinued in Beijing, Rhode made a remarkable switch to skeet shooting and won silver.
Leading up to the 2012 summer Olympics, Rhode set the world record in skeet shooting by hitting 75 of 75 in three qualifying rounds and 99 of 100 during the final.
Watch pre-Olympic coverage for Rhode and her historic quest. The women's skeet medal events are scheduled for Sunday, July 29 in London.