Episode 59: Kim Rhode on Olympic Shotgun Shooting

Kim Rhode shooting shotgun

Legend in the house! 6x Olympian and 6x Olympic medalist Kim Rhode joins us to explain how the Olympic shotgun events work.

But first! We have a correction on the Hollywood version of the Blood in the Water polo match between Hungary and the USSR at the 1956 Olympics. Quentin Tarantino was the producer behind the documentary “Freedom’s Fury,” which was narrated by Mark Spitz.

Plus, there is a Hungarian movie (which Jill vaguely remembered finding but couldn’t do so quickly) called “Children of Glory” produced by Andy Vajna and directed by Krisztina Goda:

Back to this week’s main event. We are honored to have Kim Rhode with us today. Kim is the first athlete – male or female – to win medals at six consecutive Olympic Summer Games in any sport, a feat she achieved between Atlanta 1996 and Rio 2016 and which only Italian luger Armin Zöggeler has equalled in the Winter Games. She is also the first Olympic shooter, male or female, to compete in all three shotgun events – trap, double trap and skeet.

[Not] Surprisingly, Kim’s interview went long, so we’re dividing it into two episodes. Today she explains how the shotgun sports work–from the uniform to the rifle to how much she shoots in ammo on a given day (thank you, Winchester, indeed). And here’s some more info on her gun that was stolen.

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Plus, we have not-so-surprising news about Tokyo 2020 and great news from the world of Team Olympic Fever. It’s an action-packed episode!

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Photo courtesy of Kim Rhode.

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