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Kim Rhode wins record fourth-straight World Cup gold in shooting

Kim Rhode wins record fourth-straight World Cup gold in shooting
Kim Rhode poses with her Olympic medals at the 2016 Team USA media summit in Beverly Hills. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Adding to an already historic career, Southern California native Kim Rhode became the first woman to win four consecutive World Cup golds in shooting with a skeet victory in Changwon, South Korea, on Friday.

The 39-year-old shotgun specialist now has a streak that includes the 2018 season finale and all three competitions so far this spring.

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“It’s like a flashback to the Rio podium,” Rhode said. “I’m still in shock and can’t believe I’ve been able to win four straight World Cup golds … right now, I’m focused on making the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team, so all the rest is just icing on the cake!”

Rhode is the only woman to win individual medals in six consecutive Olympics, a span that began with gold at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games and has continued through 2016 in with a bronze in Rio de Janeiro.

In Changwon, she missed only six times in 185 shots, finishing with 31 in a row to defeat Diana Bacosi of Italy. Chiara Cainero, another Italian, won the bronze medal.

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