EAST ALTON, Ill. (February 21, 2019) – Kim Rhode, the most decorated Olympic shooting sports athlete in history, becomes the first ever recipient of the new ‘Winchester Legend Award’.
“The Kim Rhode list of accolades and achievements in the shooting sports is unprecedented,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “This recognition certainly captures her achievements in the shooting sports, but more importantly, she is a tremendous ambassador for the shooting sports and hunting industry. Winchester is honored to be aligned with such a legendary athlete and person.”
Rhode and Winchester Ammunition have an amazing history spanning nearly three decades together and an incredible number of podium placements dating back to her first World Championship at the age of 13.
“I’ve been shooting competitively for most of my life, and Winchester Ammunition has been there supporting me from the very beginning.” said Kim Rhode. “Whether in a duck blind or in an Olympic shoot off, I know I can depend on my Winchester ammunition and I’m proud to represent such a great company.”
Rhode is a six-time Olympic medalist and the first American athlete in history to win six consecutive medals in an individual sport, competing against the world’s toughest competition using Winchester AA® shotgun shells. Rhode is currently preparing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
- Six-time Olympic medalist, first American athlete in history to win six consecutive medals in an individual sport, next up Tokyo 2020
- 2018 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year … for the 6th time
- Winchester and Kim Rhode … have been together for nearly 3 decades
- Kim was first on the Winchester Advisory Board
- A tremendous ambassador for the hunting and shooting sports industry
- Currently ranked No. 1 in the world
- First world championship at 13
- Youngest American and youngest woman ever to shoot in the Olympics
- Youngest Open All American Captain in American Skeet
- Swept all three disciplines (International Skeet, Bunker Trap, and International Double Trap) at the National Junior Olympic Championships
- Youngest woman to break 100 in American Skeet
- First qualified for the USA National Shooting Team in 1995
- Only person ever to shoot in International Double Trap, Bunker Trap, and International Skeet in the Olympics
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