Rhode Captures Silver at San Marino World Cup
SAN MARINO – -(ShootingWire.com)- Four-time Olympian Kim Rhode of El Monte, California won her second medal of the 2009 ISSF World Cup Series when she claimed the silver in Women’s Skeet in San Marino.
Rhode, who is the 2008 Olympic silver medalist in Women’s Skeet, shot a qualification score of 65 out of 75 targets to enter the final in third place. At the end of the final, Rhode was tied with 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Christine Brinker of Germany at 88 targets and won the shoot-off to claim the silver, while Brinker took the bronze. The gold medal went to Italy’s Chiara Cainero, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist, who finished with a total of 95 hits.
“It was great to be back on the podium with Brinker and Cainero like at the Games,” Rhode said following her match. “The qualification rounds were kind of difficult because of the rain, but I tried to focus on each target. The final finished in a shoot-off, and shoot-offs are always unnerving, but I shot the best I could.”
Rhode’s U.S. teammates Haley Dunn and Ali Chiang finished in seventh and eighth places today with 64 and 63 targets respectively.
Competition at the San Marino World Cup, which is the fourth and final leg of the 2009 ISSF World Cup Series for Shotgun, continues on Thursday with the Men’s Skeet Final. The Men’s Double Trap event will take place on Saturday, June 20 and the Men’s and Women’s Trap events will conclude the World Cup June 22 and 23.
For complete World Cup results, please visit ISSF’s website at www.issf-sports.org.
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