Rhode Wins Silver at Olympics

Rhode Wins Silver at Olympics
Kim Rhode

Cal Poly Pomona alumna Kim Rhode won the silver medal in Women's Skeet Shooting at the Beijing Olympics, adding a fourth Olympic medal to her collection.


The finals, held amidst a downpour, included two shoot-offs for three competitors tied for first place. Chiara Cainero of Italy won the first shoot-off to take Olympic gold in the event. Rhode, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Double Trap, claimed silver. Chrstine Brinker of Germany won the bronze.


This is the fourth Olympic appearance for 29-year-old Rhode, who also won bronze in Double Trap in 2000. The Women's Skeet finals were held at 12 a.m. PST on Thursday.


Since the double trap event for women was dropped after the 2004 Athens Olympics, Rhode switched to skeet shooting. She competed in skeet shooting in Athens, finishing fifth.


Following Thursday's finals, she told the Associated Press: “After the double trap was eliminated in 2004, I'm very happy just to be here at the Olympics and represent my country well.”


Rhode is an El Monte native and studied Animal & Veterinary Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona.


Watch video highlights of the finals and the full competition on the NBC Olympics web site. For more information about Rhode, visit the Beijing Olympics web site and the NBC Olympics web site.