Kim Rhode, six-time Olympic champion and Team Beretta shooter, recently won her third gold medal at the 2018 ISSF World Cup Series in Tucson, Arizona.
With gold medals in 2 previous stages of this year’s competition, Rhode has now won 21 World Cup gold medals and 36 medals overall during her outstanding career.
Rhode, shooting with a DT11, started the competition with an exceptional qualification round as she missed only 3 targets out of 125 to equal the Qualification World Record.
Battling heat and delays, Rhode put forth a great performance in the Finals round as she tied fellow USA teammate, Caitlin Connor, for first-place with a score of 55/60, leading to a shoot-off for the top spot on the podium.
These two fierce competitors went bird-for-bird during the shoot-off, but Rhode eventually emerged as the victor with 4 targets over Connor’s 3 targets.
“It was a great privilege to be able to watch Kim Rhode at the World Cup competition and especially to be able to see her take gold once again. Kim continues to be a gracious athlete and ambassador for Beretta,” Brenda Morgal, Marketing Operations and Events Manager, said.
Rhode and fellow Team Beretta member, Vincent Hancock, will be competing as a part of the U.S. Skeet Team at the upcoming 2018 ISSF World Championships from August 31 to September 14, 2018 in Changwon, Korea.
About Team Beretta:
Team Beretta, founded in the early 1980s, is a team of professional shooters of various age and experience that compete as Brand Ambassadors for Beretta USA in the fields of trap, skeet, sporting clay, pistol, 3-gun, and precision long range competitive shooting. Since 1977, Beretta has led the way in all forms of competitive shooting sports and continues to strive for excellence. During the 2016 Olympic Games, Team Beretta shooters took ten out of the possible fifteen podiums in trap, double trap, and skeet shooting events. Team Beretta competes not only at the highest professional levels as well as national and regional competitions, but our shooters also mentor and train future competitors.