kim-rhode-shootingDate of Birth: 07/16/1979

Hometown: El Monte, Calif.

Event: Women’s Skeet

Personal:

Kim got her competitive start in American Skeet at the age of 10. After winning the World Championship at age 13, she became captain of the All-American Team. This opened the door to the Olympic style of International Double Trap and International Skeet. She has captured 13 National Championship gold medals since making the National Team in 1995. Kim’s career also includes 26 medals in international competitions including four Olympic medals.

Taking time off after her success in the 2004 Olympic Games, Rhode returned in 2006 with a new focus: the Women's Skeet event. Women’s Double Trap was removed from the Olympic Games following the 2004 Games in Athens. Rhode successfully pocketed a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in Women’s Skeet. She is a member of the Safari Club International and an honorary lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Kim keeps busy with training, public speaking, shooting demonstrations, skiing and hunting, and is an avid builder and restorer of antique and muscle cars. She also collects 1800’s and 1900’s first edition children’s books, her favorite being The Wizard of Oz series.

Competition Highlights:

2012 Olympic Games, Gold Medalist (Skeet), 10th Place (Trap)
2012 World Cup Lonato, 4th Place
2012 World Cup London, Bronze Medalist
2012 World Cup Tucson, Gold Medalist
2012 U.S. Olympic Team Nominee
2011 Pan American Games, Gold Medalist
2011 World Cup Final, Gold Medalist
2011 World Clay Target Championship, Bronze Medalist
2011 World Cup Beijing, Silver Medalist
2011 World Cup Sydney, Gold Medalist
2010 World Cup Final, Silver Medalist
2010 Fall Selection, Gold Medalist
2010 World Championship, Gold Medalist
2010 National Championship, Gold Medalist
2010 World Cup Acapulco, Gold Medalist
2010 World Cup Beijing, Gold Medalist
2010 World Cup Dorset, 4th Place
2009 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
2009 World Cup Munich, Silver Medalist
2009 World Cup San Marino, Silver Medalist
2008 Olympian, Silver Medalist
2008 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials (Shotgun), 1st Place
2004 Olympian, Gold Medalist (Double Trap), 5th Place (Skeet)
2007 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
2007 Pan American Games Silver Medalist (Skeet)
2007 World Cup Santo Domingo, Gold Medalist/World Record Holder (Skeet)
2007 National Championship, Gold Medalist (Skeet)
2007 Fall Selection, Gold Medalist (Skeet)
2007 World Clay Target Championship, 6th Place (Skeet)
2004 National Championship, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, 1st Place (Double Trap)
2003 Pan American Games, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
2003 World Cup Perth, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
2002 World Championship, 5th Place & Team Silver (Double Trap)
2000 Olympian, Bronze Medalist (Double Trap)
2000 World Cup Cairo, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
2000 World Cup Italy, Bronze Medalist (Double Trap)
1999 Pan American Games, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
1998 World Cup Italy, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
1998 World Cup Cairo, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
1998 World Championship, Silver Medalist (Double Trap)
1998 World Cup Cairo, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
1997 World Cup Seoul, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
1996 Olympian, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)
1996 World Cup Italy, Gold Medalist (Double Trap)