Shooter Kim Rhode qualifies for sixth Olympic team, seeks history

Friday May 20th, 2016

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Kim Rhode becomes just the second American woman to compete at six Olympics as she qualified for the 2016 team in shooting at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Tillar, Ark., USA Shooting announced.

She will also chase her sixth Olympic medal. Rhode has won three Olympic gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal. She is the first American to win medals at five consecutive Olympic in an individual sport. Teresa Edwards won five gold medals in women's basketball.

She competed in her first Olympics at 17 years old at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

If she can win a medal of any color in Rio, Rhode would tie Italian luge star Armin Zöggeler for most consecutive individual Olympic medals won by an athlete. Rhode could be the first shooter to win four gold medals in the sport.

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The U.S. Olympic team is already comprised of skeet shooters Morgan Craft and Vincent Hancock as well as double trap shooters Glenn Eller and Josh Richmond.

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