Shooter Kimberly Rhode becomes first American to win an individual sport medal at five consecutive Olympic Games

 

Shooter Kimberly Rhode today set American Olympic history as she won gold in the women's skeet.

The 33-year-old set a new Olympic record in qualifying, with 74 hits out of 75, and went on to equal her own world record with a perfect 25 in the final for a total of 99 in front of a packed shotgun range at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

It means Rhode is the first American to win an individual sport medal at five consecutive Olympic Games.

She is a two-time gold medallist in the double trap event, in 1996 and 2004, either side of bronze in 2000, and won silver in the skeet at Beijing four years ago.

PA

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