Winchester Legend Award Bestowed on Olympic Super Athlete Kim Rhode

Kim Rhode
Legendary shooter and Olympian Kim Rhode has been honored with the Winchester Legend Award.Courtesy of Winchester Ammunition

Kim Rhode has amassed a truly impressive amount of wins since her first at the tender age of 13, making her the most decorated Olympic shooting sports athlete in history. She medaled in an unbelievable six Olympics in a row, the only American Olympiad to ever do so. She has been awarded the coveted USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year an unprecedented six times. Now, she can add the Winchester Legend Award to her list of accolades.

“The Kim Rhode list of accolades and achievements in the shooting sports is unprecedented,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “This recognition certainly captures her achievements in the shooting sports, but more importantly, she is a tremendous ambassador for the shooting sports and hunting industry. Winchester is honored to be aligned with such a legendary athlete and person.”

“I’ve been shooting competitively for most of my life, and Winchester Ammunition has been there supporting me from the very beginning.” said Kim Rhode. “Whether in a duck blind or in an Olympic shoot off, I know I can depend on my Winchester ammunition and I’m proud to represent such a great company.”

But Rhode is much more than an athlete, and has been an outspoken advocate for the Second Amendment. She has stepped up because she fears the shooting sports could soon be dead because gun control legislation is "killing our sport." Hopefully she is as successful as an advocate as she is at busting clays.

In 2018 alone, Rhode racked up an impressive list of finishes. Here are some 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
  • World Championships — Changwon, Korea – Skeet, Silver
  • Championship of the Americas — Guadalajara, Mexico – Skeet, Silver

As if that wasn’t enough, here is a short list of her accomplishments to date:

  • Currently ranked No. 1 in the world
  • Six-time Olympic medalist
  • Six-time 2018 USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year
  • Kim was first on the Winchester Advisory Board
  • 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
  • First 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

Rhode hopes to take her seventh consecutive Olympic medal at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, and we wish her well in her quest. I know I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for her.