Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for August 7, 2012-Kim Rhode An Olympic History Maker (Vol. 8, Iss.1)
Sharp-Shooter Kim Rhode An Olympic History Maker
The 2012 Summer Olympics have been full of names of athletes the likes of Usain Bolt, Tom Daley, Micheal Phelps, Jessica Ennis, and Gabby Douglas to name a few. When I say Kim Rhode, most will say, “who did you say?” Yet we should all know that name for the achievement that Kim Rhode made on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Kim Rhode made her way into the Olympic history books with her medal winning in the sport of Skeet shooting.
Shooter Kim Rhode etched her name into the annals of great American Olympians on Sunday when she easily won the women’s skeet gold medal to become the first U.S. competitor to win individual medals in five consecutive Games.
Rhode finished with a total of 99 hits, only missing one of the 100 clays she shot at all day, ahead of Wei Ning of China on 91 with Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova (90) taking bronze after a shootoff with Marina Belikova of Russia.http://reut.rs/RnW87M
Rhode hasn’t missed much since winning a gold medal in Atlanta when she was 16. She got a bronze in Sydney, gold in Athens and silver in Beijing.By chronological and mathematical standards, Rhode now stands alone in the America’s Olympic pantheon.http://bit.ly/RnTSNJ
Hats off to Olympic champion Kim Rhode as she moves into the elite class of “one” where she stands on the podium alone with her five medals and a sharp-shooting record in hand!
- Rhode’s drive for 5 capped by skeet gold medal (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
- Kim Rhode Breaks Record The American Way: A gun “shooting” sport (riehlworldview.com)
- USA Shooting: Kim Rhodes Aims For Olympic History (losangeles.sbnation.com)
- Olympics 2012: Meet Kim Rhode – the greatest U.S. Olympian ever (pennlive.com)
- Kim Rhode makes history at Olympics, wins gold at skeet shooting event (examiner.com)
- Kim Rhode captures fifth Olympic medal in skeet shooting (washingtonpost.com)
- Olympic Results 2012: American Kim Rhode Wins Medals in 5 Consecutive Games (bleacherreport.com)
- numerology for Kim Rhode (edpetersonnumerology.com)
- Shooter Rhode makes history (nbcolympics.com)