Kim Rhodes Shoots Her Way Into the Olympic Record Books … Win 5 Medals in an Individual Event in 5 Consecutive Olympic Games

 

Shooting for near perfection …

No American athlete in an individual sport has ever gone to 5 consecutive Olympics and meddled 5 consecutive times. That was until today when  Kim Rhodes of the United States won gold in woman’s skeet.  Rhodes set an Olympic record and tied the world record by hitting 99 of 100 targets on the way to winning the gold medal. She also became the first woman to win three gold medals in Olympic shooting.

She earned a gold medal in women’s skeet, setting an Olympic record and tying the world record by hitting 99 of 100 targets. She also became the first woman to win three gold medals in Olympic shooting.

“I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet, from the time I shot to present, it’s just been a whirlwind of emotions,” Rhode said. “It’s incredible. I’m just waiting for someone to pinch me.”

After Rhode’s final shot, the audience rose to its feet for an ovation, which was followed by Rhode’s tearful acceptance of her medal.

“I don’t think it ever becomes old hat,” she said of the Olympics, adding, “It’s really about the journey.”

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Kim Rhodes said during her interview that she would be back for a 6th Olympics to defend her gold medal. Hey why not, she began her Olympic career at the age of 17 in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA and she expects to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Isn’t this interesting, I bet that Democrats like Chucky Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Frank Lautenburg and Barack Obama would block and question Kim Rhodes as to why she uses so many rounds of ammunition. She averages 500 to 1,000 rounds a day, seven days a week. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY) will announce new legislation on Monday to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition. Because no one could ever have a legal reason and purpose to use large amounts of ammunition.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if Kim Rhodes was invited to the White House for her amazing Olympic accomplishment? What are the odds that Obama would praise an athlete who’s sport was involved with guns? The heck with that silly 2nd Amendment thing and Rhodes’ record breaking accomplishment.



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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Kim Rhodes Shoots Her Way Into the Olympic Record Books … Win 5 Medals in an Individual Event in 5 Consecutive Olympic Games”

    1. rightknight on July 30th, 2012 12:51 am

      Hard working wonderful lady!

    2. RK on July 30th, 2012 8:30 am

      Isn’t that awesome!

    3. A Texas Grandfather on July 30th, 2012 9:15 am

      Every American should be proud of Kim and her amazing accomplishment. It doesn’t matter what the skill, it takes a dedication to the mental and physical aspects of mastering it and a huge amount of practice.

      As for the reactions of some of our government critters regarding guns, they don’t care about them. All they know is fear which is based on ignorance.

      Every elected official should have to take a certified gun course to correct this mistaken notion that guns kill people. A gun is no different than an automobile in that both have potential to kill. As a society, we don’t ban vehicles or limit the amount of fuel a person can buy.

    4. Do Liberals Think Gold Medalist Skeet Shooter Kim Rhode Has No Business … | Freeex Blog on July 30th, 2012 8:54 pm

      [...] One of the astounding stories to come out of this year’s Summer Olympics is the amazing success of American shooter Kim Rhode, who won the gold medal in skeet shooting on Sunday, hitting an amazing 99 targets hit out of 100 possible. “She set a new Olympic record in the morning’s qualifying round with 74 hits out of 75,” Washington Post sports writer Rick Maese noted in today’s paper. As part of her ongoing training, “Rhode averages 500 to 1,000 rounds a day, seven days a week,” Maese noted in his positive human-interest story. But as the Scared Monkeys blog notes today: [...]

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