Nash Buckingham might have been De Shootinest Gent’man, but I think it’s safe to say Kim Rhode holds the crown in the lady’s division. For the sixth time, Rhode has been crowned USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year.
To earn the coveted title of 2018 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year, Kim Rhode took medals in an unbelievable six consecutive Olympic games, and is currently ranked number one in the world, besting a field of 200 of the world’s greatest skeet shooters at the 2018 ISSF World Cup. Kim’s winning streak goes all the way back to her as her first World Championship at the tender age of 13.
As a member of Team Winchester, Rhode continues to find her way to the top of the podium against the world’s toughest competition, in addition to serving as an outspoken ambassador for the hunting and shooting sports industry. Over the years the Olympic champion has done much to promote shooting sports amongst people from all walks of life.
“I’m humbled and honored by this award,” said Kim Rhode. “I strive to do my best every time I load a shotgun and am very appreciative of the opportunity to represent our country, my team and great brands like Winchester Ammunition.”
I wish Kim luck as she prepares to compete for an unprecedented seventh consecutive Olympic medal at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Kim Rhode’s 2018 Highlights
- World Cup – Guadalajara, Mexico – Skeet, Gold
- Spring Selection – Tucson, Arizona – Skeet, Gold
- World Cup – Changwon Korea – Skeet, Gold
- World Cup – Tucson, Arizona – Skeet, Gold
- Summer Selection – Kerrville, TX – Skeet, Gold
- Trap (bunker) Silver
- World Championships – Changwon, Korea – Skeet, Silver
- Championship of the Americas – Guadalajara, Mexico – Skeet, Silver