February 22, 1992
As I read of the hard work and skeet-range successes Kimberly Rhode has earned ("This Miss Can't Miss," Feb. 5), I thought, "This young woman's accomplishments, coupled with her age and gender, give her compelling visibility both within and outside of the hunting and shooting community. Most especially, she can demonstrate to the next generation of would-be hunters that range competition is accessible, attractive, impartial, and, of course, sporting." And after reading of her ability to take down four record-book African animals with just four shots, as well as limiting out during dove season while still too small to hold a gun, I suggest that for Kimberly Rhode in particular, and for hunters in general, the killing and maiming of wild animals is not sporting, nor is it particularly challenging.
August 15, 2008 |
BEIJING -- After enduring a driving rainstorm to win the silver medal in skeet shooting Thursday at the Beijing Shooting Range, American Kimberly Rhode joked that maybe she would try trap shooting in the next Olympics. And why not? Rhode, the world's premier double-trap shooter over the last 12 years, made the transition to skeet look easy, narrowly missing out on the gold to Italy's Chiara Cainero and edging Germany's Christine Brinker, who got the bronze medal in the soggy shootout.
July 24, 1996 |
Forget the paper-plate tests. The next time Kim Rhode has her qualifications as a marksman questioned, all she has to do is flash the heavy medal. Rhode--it's pronounced Road-ee--won an Olympic gold medal in double trapshooting Tuesday, exactly one week after she didn't have time to celebrate her 17th birthday. Hers has been a hectic schedule to be sure.
August 25, 2008
Special section preview: How did the six athletes fare? KOBE BRYANT Men's basketball Bryant scored 20 points in the finale to help lead the U.S. to its first gold medal in the sport since 2000. ALLYSON FELIX Track and field Felix won silver in the 200-meter dash and was part of the gold-medal-winning 4x400 relay team. JULIE SWAIL ERTEL Triathlon She won a silver medal in water polo in 2000 but finished in 19th place in the triathlon in Beijing.
August 13, 2008 |
BEIJING -- The most decorated member of the U.S. Olympic shooting team goes to work wearing faded blue jeans, a weathered gun vest, a white Nike baseball cap and protective glasses with a yellow tint. And did we mention the string of pearls? "The pearls are just really beautiful. Girlie, I guess," Kimberly Rhode said. Annie Oakley, meet Christian Dior. "In our sport, a lot of people think you have to be a big burly man," Rhode said. "And you don't.
June 24, 1998 |
The heat and humidity were suffocating, but as far as Kim Rhode was concerned, the Olympic Shooting Complex at Wolf Creek is paradise. This is where she won an Olympic gold medal in 1996, so it's no wonder Rhode looked at ease here Tuesday as she returned to Atlanta and won the 1998 Double Trap national championship at the USA Shooting National Championships.