SCI Life Member and Olympic Gold Medalist Kim Rhode is among six athletes USA Shooting is recognizing as Athlete Of The Year for 2012. Recipients are recognized not only for their shooting ability, but also for how they conduct themselves and represent the shooting sports industry.
SCI sponsors five-time Olympian Rhode who this year set a U.S. Olympic record of five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. Her shooting ability clearly speaks for itself. In addition to her athletic talent, Rhode seems to show no limit in her support of the shooting industry, and represents it and her country in an inspiring and wholesome way.
“After 20-plus years of competing it is still an honor to represent our country,” said Rhode. “I realized a long time ago that without the help of my family, friends, sponsors, and everyone at USA Shooting I would surely not have this honor of Athlete of the Year. It is these people who helped make this possible and I share this honor with all of them.”