Winchester® Ammunition is a proud sponsor of this year’s women’s Skeet Gold medalist, Kim Rhode, at the International Shooting Sports Federation World Championship in Munich, Germany. She also secured an Olympic Quota place at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Rhode used Winchester AA® Target Loads to hit 97/100 targets to claim the only title missing from her trophy case.
“It’s great to finally win a World Title in front of my parents,” said Rhode. “Their support along with the support of my sponsors has made winning two World Cup stages and a World Cup championship this year possible.”
Rhode and her two teammates, Haley Dunn (Eddyville, Iowa) and Amber English (Colorado Springs, Colo.), combined for a strong team score of 205 targets and a team gold medal. Continuing the USA’s domination, the Junior Skeet women beat China by three targets earning them a team gold medal, too.
“Winchester Ammunition has supported Kim for more than 20 years and we congratulate her on her first World Championship medal,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “Her gold medal, and the team’s winning performance is a true testament to what happens when you combine great shooters with great products.”
In addition to her first World Championship medal, Rhode, of El Monte, Calif., is an American double trapand skeet shooter, a four-time Olympic medal winner with two gold medals, and a six-time national champion in double trap. In 1996, she was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team to compete.
To view a list of Rhode’s highlights, click: www.usashooting.org.
Winchester Ammunition has been the exclusive ammunition sponsor of the USA Shooting Shotgun Team since 1999. The mission of the USA Shooting organization is to prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals, promote the shooting sports throughout the United States and govern international shooting in the U.S. Winchester has taken the initiative to become a leader in advancing and supporting conservation, hunter education and our country's proud shooting sports heritage.
To receive more information about the U.S. Shooting Team, visit www.usashooting.org.
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