Meet Kimberly Rhode, an American shooter who won the silver in the women’s skeet event during the recently concluded Beijing Olympics. See photos, video and a biography of Kimberly Rhode here.
“I have a collection now. I have a gold, a silver and a bronze”
Kimberly is a premier double-trap shooter for the past 12 years but decided to switch over and is of course, doing pretty well. She defeated Germany’s Christine Brinker for the silver but lost out to Italy’s Chiara Cainero for the gold.
As a biography, Kimberly Rhode was born on July 16, 1979 in Whittier, California so her age is 29. She started out pretty early in the world of trap shooting and won her first world championship title at the age old 13.
But, her moment came when the girl won a gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics becoming the youngest gold medalist in the history of Olympic shooting events. Later on, Kimberley won a bronze in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and a gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Rhode had to switch to some other event after double trap was eliminated from the Olympics and she chose skeet. She set a new world record in 2007 with almost 98 hits.
Besides shooting, Kimberley likes to ski and rebuild cars for fun. She is the co-host of Outdoor Channel’s TV program Step Outside and is aspiring to become a veterinarian at Cal Poly Pomona university.
More photos and a video of Kimberly Rhode are below.