American Kimberly Rhode Wins Gold Medal In Women's Skeet

DALLAS, TX - MAY 14: Shooter, Kim Rhode, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 14, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Kimberly Rhode of the United States won gold in Women's Skeet shooting, equaling the world record and becoming the first American to win an individual medal in five straight Olympic Games.

Kimberly Rhode of the United States has won a gold medal in the Women's Skeet shooting competition Sunday afternoon at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Rhode scored a 99, equaling the world record.

China's Ning Wei won the silver medal (score of 91) and Danka Bartekova of Slovakia took the bronze after edging Russia's Marina Belikova in a shootoff (both finished with a final score of 90).

With the win, Rhode not only matched the world record (99 out of a possible 100), but she also became the first American to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympic Games. She won her first medal, a gold in Double Trap, at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Rhode took the silver medal in Skeet in Beijing.

Complete results and scores of Women's Skeet can be found at the official London 2012 site.

For full coverage from London, visit our designated 2012 Summer Olympics hub.

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