Rhode's drive for 5 capped by skeet gold medal

Rhode's drive for 5 capped by skeet gold medal

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Gold medallist Kimberly Rhode of the US takes aim as she takes part in the women's skeet competion at The Royal Artillery Barracks in London on July 29, 2012, at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Rhode scored a new Olympic Record of 99 points. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/GettyImages)

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Associated Press

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 29 at 9:26 AM

LONDON (AP) — Kimberly Rhode won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.

Rhode won a gold medal in double trap at Atlanta as a teenager in 1996, took bronze in that event four years later at Sydney, re-claimed the gold at Athens in 2004 and won the silver in skeet at Beijing in 2008.

She set an Olympic record in qualifying, missing only one of her 75 shots.

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