Editor’s Note: Cal Poly Pomona is running a series of flashback stories this week in honor of the renaming of the College of Agriculture to the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. This story originally ran Aug. 15, 2016.
Former College of Ag student Kim Rhode is bringing home her sixth Olympic medal in skeet shooting after participating in the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. She earned a bronze.
Rhode, a onetime food marketing and agribusiness management student, also made history by becoming the first person to win an individual medal at six consecutive summer games. She has won a medal at every summer Olympics since she began participating at age 17 in 1996. She now has three gold, one silver and two bronze medals. She participated in double trap shooting until the event was cancelled in 2004. She now competes in skeet shooting, a similar sport.
Rhode has also made a name for herself as an outspoken critic of gun control and a proponent of guns rights in the United States.
To see her 2016 performance, click here.