EAST ALTON, Ill., April 12, 2018 – The most decorated Olympic shooting athlete in history, Kim Rhode, will continue to shoot the famous Winchester AA® shotgun shells as she prepares for an unprecedented run at the medal podium in her seventh Summer Olympic Games, in 2020 in Tokyo.
Kim and Winchester have been together for nearly three decades, since she joined the Winchester Advisory Board at the age of 10 and began her unprecedented victory march. Kim has medaled in six Olympics, on five continents, from 1996 in Atlanta to 2016 in Rio, bringing home the gold three times in both Double Trap and International Skeet. She has also captured almost two-dozen more golds in international championship competitions.
“Winchester Ammunition is honored to have been a vital part of Kim Rhode’s historic competitive career and looks forward to continuing our championship association with her into 2020 at the Tokyo games,” said Matt Campbell, Winchester vice president of sales and marketing.
If you listed all of Kim’s superlatives, it would fill a book, but they include:
- 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
- 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
- Currently ranked No. 1 in the world
- In 2017, named Shooting Athlete of the World by the International Shooting Sports Federation
- USA Shooting’s Shooter of the Year (2017)
“I have a rich history with Winchester,” said Kim Rhode. “The Winchester brand is known throughout the world, and I certainly appreciate all that we have been able to accomplish together in the shooting sports.”
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