SCI sponsored Olympic shooter Kim Rhode in the 2012 London Olympics. There, she became the first U.S. athlete to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic games. She also broke the Olympic record of shooting 99 out of 100 targets. Rhode, a Sables and SCI Life Member, sat down with SCI’s Publications Director, Steve Comus, at the 2012 Grand American to describe what it’s like to win an Olympic gold medal and what she’s planning for the future.
The Grand American is the largest shooting event in the world. According to the event’s Tournament Director, Mike Hampton, 3,500 to 4,000 shooters from all 50 states and seven countries will fire from 121 trap fields.
Like many hunters, Mike Jordan started shooting clay birds to help him become a better hunter. Today, Jordan is in the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Hall of Fame and SCI’s Director of Publicatioins, Steve Comus, was there to congratulate him.