SCI’s Kim Rhode Heads To Pan Am Games

SCI and Sables Life member Kim Rhode continues to compete and win at the world level in shooting where she has been a dominant force for nearly 23 years.

World shotgun champion Kim Rhode is a Life member of both SCI and Sables. Photo courtesy of ISSF.

Team USA Flagbearer for the 2015 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony, Rhode headlines a potent U.S. Skeet squad as she gets set to compete in her fifth Pan Am Games.

She’ll shoot for a chance to be crowned Pan Am Games champion for the third consecutive time. Her greatness in the shooting sports began almost 23 years ago in Atlanta and shows absolutely no sign of fatigue.

She recently added to her legendary status in the sport by winning a record fourth consecutive International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup event.

Rhode, who will turn 40 in July, is no stranger to superlative as the only U.S. Olympian ever to earn medals in six consecutive Olympic Games. She’s now embracing victory in ways the sport has never seen.

She has now won 12 international medals, including 10 golds, since winning the bronze medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. With that medal in Rio, she became the first woman ever to medal at six consecutive Games and joined Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler as the only athletes to achieve that.

Her skeet teammate will be reigning two-time National Champion and 2017 World Champion Dania Vizzi (Odessa, Florida). These two represent perhaps one of the most dominating female squads in all of Olympic sport, as the U.S. women’s skeet team athletes have earned 27 international medals since Rio.

 

 

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