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Monrovia's Kim Rhode Wins Olympic Gold Medal, Sets Records

The five-time Olympian set a record by medaling in five consecutive Olympic Games.

Monrovia resident Kim Rhode set an Olympic record for Sunday by becoming the first American athlete to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympic Games when she took home the gold in women's skeet shooting.

Rhode also tied a record in winning skeet by finishing with 99 points, according to the Associated Press. She also set an Olympic record in qualifying when she hit 74 of 75 targets, besting the previous record of 72, the New York Times reports.

A smiling Rhode pumped her fist in the air after shooting the final two targets. She wiped away tears when she took the podium to receive the gold medal.

Cable subscribers can watch a full replay of the women's skeet finals by clicking here.

keke July 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Congratulations to Kim great job!! How awesome is it to have someone from our great city of Monrovia to bring home The Gold Medal!!!
Tom Adams July 29, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Way to go Kim! Can't wait for your return to hear how it felt to make history!
Drake Cruz July 29, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Another reason I love my NEW home even more!!!
a July 29, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I thought I saw a lady with a rifle running around!
dan macias July 29, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Congratulations Kim. We are so proud of you.
Dan Crandell July 30, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Rule #1 in shooting ... Windage and Elevation. Well done young lady.
James L. Jones July 30, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Outstanding.
Stephanie Rogers July 30, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Yea! Kim. Monrovia is proud of you. Can't wait to congratulate you at breakfast at Leroy's very soon. Hugs to you and your family. Keep up the good work and good luck.
B Ulm July 30, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Congratulations - we are all very proud of you!!! And I second what Tom said, I can't wait to read your story about your experiences on Patch when you return.
Susan Boos July 30, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Congratulations Kim! You make us all proud. I can't wait to hear your stories as well. I think Monrovia has a reason to celebrate on Kim's return.
Jennifer Overhoff July 31, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Why when she is interviewed does she always mention that she is from El Monte?
Citzen July 31, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Maybe because that is where the shooting range is?
Tom Adams August 01, 2012 at 01:28 AM
She grew up in El Monte, she lives in Monrovia!
Coulter Winn August 01, 2012 at 02:04 PM
How about a congratulatory banner across Myrtle Avenue?

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