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Rhode Wins Women’s Skeet to Secure 10th ISSF World Cup Gold Medal

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Kimberly Rhode. Photo: ISSF

American veteran Kimberley Rhode secured the 10th International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup gold medal of her career as she won the women’s skeet competition in Acapulco.

The 37-year-old, a six-time Olympic medalist, finished with a total of 54 hits to add yet another medal to her ever-growing collection.

Rhode’s team-mate Caitlin Connor did enough for silver as she ended one adrift of her formidable compatriot.

Cao Yi of China claimed her maiden World Cup podium, taking bronze with 41 hits.

It was the first medal for China at the event in the Mexican city.

Katharina Monika Jacob, also of the United States, shot a junior world record score of 30 hits as she was fourth, missing out on wrapping up a podium sweep for the American team.

The result handed Rhode her third consecutive World Cup title after she also emerged victorious at the final event of last season in Rome and the opening competition of this campaign last month in New Delhi.

“Despite that, I still get the thrill of the victory when it happens,” said Rhode.

“This place especially, it just feels like home.

“The weather, the hot temperature and California being just one hour away.

“It’s always great to win here in Acapulco.

“Our team is surely among the top teams in the world, and what I think makes it unique is the deepness.

“With Caitlin, Katie and Morgan we always have each other’s back, and we’re always pushing each other to get better everyday.”

By Liam Morgan

Republished with permission from insidethegames.biz

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