American shooter sets record with fifth consecutive medal

4:32 PM, Jul 29, 2012   |    comments
  • Kimberly Rhode (USA) holds her gold medal up for the media at the MPC during her press conference on winning gold earlier today in women's skeet shooting during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Royal Artillery Barracks. Rhode is the the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.
  • Kimberly Rhode (USA) celebrates after scoring an Olympic record 99 targets and winning the women's skeet shooting gold medal during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Royal Artillery Barracks.
    
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LONDON (AP) - Kimberly Rhode won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.

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Rhode won a gold medal in double trap at Atlanta as a teenager in 1996, took bronze in that event four years later at Sydney, re-claimed the gold at Athens in 2004 and won the silver in skeet at Beijing in 2008.

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