Kim Rhode won the Women’s Skeet gold medal at this year’s Pan American (Pan Am) Games in Toronto. Team USA’s sole women’s skeet competitor was able to beat Argentinian Melisa Gil 15-12, dropping only one target in the gold-medal match. In the semifinal match, she set a Pan Am Games record with a perfect 16/16 score. Her qualification score of 74/75 is also a Pan Am Games record, and tied the current world record. This is Rhode’s fourth medal overall and second gold at the Pan Am Games.
Brazil’s Olympic Shooting Center will host 15 disciplines for nearly 400 target shooters from 103 countries this August.
Keith Sanderson and Kim Rhode will each be bringing home a silver medal in Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol and Women’s Skeet respectively.
Rhode is the first U.S. athlete in history to win six consecutive medals in an individual sport.