Cal Poly's Rhode Shoots for and Gets Gold

Kim Rhode, 33, scored 99 out of 100 to earn a gold medal in women's skeet shooting Sunday.

Kim Rhode did on Sunday what no other American has done in Olympic history.

The Cal Poly Pomona food marketing and agribusiness management student won gold in women’s skeet shooting, the first American athlete to win medals in individual events at five consecutive Olympics.

Rhode, pronounced “Roadie,” scored 99 out of 100, tying the world record, reported AOL Sporting News. The 33-year-old already had set an Olympic record during the qualifying round by scoring 74 points, the website site reported.

She first won gold at the age of 17 during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.  By the time she had competed in four Olympics, she had tallied two gold, one bronze, and one silver, according to the Cal Poly Pomona website.

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