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SHOT Show 2014

G&F Interview: Olympic Champion Kim Rhode Does a “Little Bit” of Shooting

by Sarah Kellner   |  January 22nd, 2014 0
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With five Olympic medals, Kim Rhode is planning her attack for 2016. Photo courtesy Kim Rhode.

As the first American to win medals in an individual event in five consecutive Olympics, Kim Rhode is a force to be reckoned with. While many people are familiar with the ins and outs of her wildly successful career, there are some things that might surprise you.

For instance, she shoots 500 to 1,000 rounds at target practice seven days a week, and she just had a baby! Also, you might not have guessed that at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the game of choice was Wii Olympics.

I caught up with Kim at the range, and then the Beretta booth at SHOT Show, where she filled me on her exercise routine, goals for 2014, and more.

G&F: What got you into skeet shooting; do you have a hunting background?

Kim Rhode: Hunting was a big part of my family, something that was passed down generationally. My grandfather was a houndsman who taught my mom and my dad, who then taught me, so I definitely grew up with hunting. From there I moved forward into club shoots, state shoots, and eventually found my way to the Olympics, and now five Olympics later here I am.

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