Kim Rhode Wins 6th Medal In Series Since Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games
Kim Rhode has surpassed all her competitors by becoming the first female Olympian who have won medals in 6 straight Olympic Games.
The earlier record was held by Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler who won a medal from 1994 to 2014.
Rhode said she loves pressure and competition too. She is addicted coming back again and again. On Friday she grabbed a bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games defeating Meng Wei of China by 7-6 in a shoot-off.
The proud medallist added, “It’s amazing, I’m just blown away myself.”
Six is not enough and will be trying for a seventh medal in Tokyo, which may not be her last, said Rhode.
The 37-year-old lives in California and if Los Angeles wins the right to host the 2024 Olympic Games, she would probably stick around again to show her talent in a hometown crowd, which would be amazing.
The sixth medal is her fifth continent and if she is able to grab a medal in 2024, it will be great for her to go full circle back to LA and the United States.
Her first Olympic medal was in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. She won gold and became the youngest female gold medalist Olympic shooting history. Her second medal was bronze in Sydney and third was gold in Athens.
The women’s double trap in Beijing Olympic was dropped from shooting program and she switched to skeet and won silver. Four years later she won gold in London.