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Rhode, at 13, won her first world championship title in women's double trap shooting. After double trap shooting was eliminated from the 2008 Olympic games, she has concentrated on skeet. At the 2007 world cup competitions in Santo Domingo, she set a new final world record in this event with 98 hits (74 in the qualification round and a perfect 25 in the final). Rhode became an Distinguished International Shooter in 1995 (Badge #388).[4]

1996 Olympics[edit]

Rhode won a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Games, making her the youngest female gold medalist in the history of Olympic shooting.

2000 Olympics[edit]

Rhode won a bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

2004 Olympics[edit]

Rhode also won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

2008 Olympics[edit]

Rhode won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in women's skeet.

2012 Olympics[edit]

On July 29 at the 2012 London Olympics, Rhode won the gold medal in skeet shooting with an Olympic record score of 99, tying the world record in this event.[5] With this medal, Rhode is the only American competitor to win medals for an individual event in five consecutive Olympics. She also became one of the three competitors (and the only woman) to win three Olympic individual gold medals for shooting, along with Ralf Schumann of Germany and Jin Jong-oh of Korea.

TV Host[edit]

Rhode is co-host of the Outdoor Channel's TV program Step Outside.[6] Rhode studied veterinary medicine at Cal Poly Pomona.[7]

Stolen competition shotgun[edit]

On September 11, 2008, Rhode's competition shotgun was stolen from her pickup; she had been using it in competition for eighteen years.[8] The gun was returned to her in January 2009 after it was discovered during an unrelated search of a parolee's home; the parolee was charged with possession of stolen property.[9] In the...

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