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Near Perfection In Gold Medal Skeet Win

Kim Rhodes is the first US individual medalist at five straight Olympics

July 29, 2012– Kim Rhode from the United States shot a final round perfect score on Sunday in London to win a gold medal. She became the first athlete from the U.S. to win five medals in an individual sport in five straight Olympics. Here gold medal final round was a dazzling performance that she clinched with seven shots.

In 1996 and again in 2004, Rhode won gold medals for double trap, a silver came in 2008 for skeet and a bronze in 1996 for trap. Her final score on Sunday was 99, which equaled Danka Bartelova’s world record. Bartekova won the bronze in the competition.

Her round was near perfect and set an Olympic record in the process. After she hit her last two targets, Rhode smiled from ear to ear and gave a fist pump to the crowd. She had a great deal of support from Americans at the event held at the Royal Artillery Barrack. Cheering her on was her parents, as well.

Her father, Richard told reporters he and his wife were both crying. He said it was a super moment for his daughter so he ran over and gave her a huge hug and told her how much he loved her.

The silver medal went to China’s Wei Ning.

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