Beretta U.S.A. Signs Olypmic Kim Rhode

5-time Olympic Medalist and World Champion.

Kim Rhode
Beretta U.S.A. Signs Kim Rhode
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ACCOKEEK, MD –-(Ammoland.com)- Beretta USA announces the latest addition to its competition shotgun team – Kim Rhode, 5-time Olympic medalist!

Rhode’s Olympic career began in 1996 at the age of 17 by winning gold and in 2012, with her third gold medal, became the first American in any individual sport to win five consecutive medals; a silver and a bronze completes the collection. She claimed the 2012 gold medal by hitting 99 of 100 targets, a feat she hopes to best with the support of her new team and her Beretta DT11.

Rhode’s love for shooting began at age seven while dove hunting with her family in Yuma, Arizona, where she shot her first limit of doves, by herself. At age 10 Kim began shooting competitively and by 13 she had become the youngest ever Ladies World Champion in American Skeet. Her list of accomplishments is far longer than the barrels of her new DT11 including; fourteen-time National Champion, a World Champion, World Cup Champion, PanAm Games Champion and CAT Champion. She has collected thirteen individual World Cup gold medals but Kim’s dedication to the sport she loves has never wavered, and she plans to compete “for another four or five Olympics.”

“We are extremely honored and excited to welcome Kim Rhode to Team Beretta! Kim has established herself as the world’s best female shooter as evident by her five Olympic medals; but equally important she is a great ambassador to the shooting sports. Her involvement with youth shooting initiatives and giving back to the industry sets a great example for all of us,” said Ryan Muety, Vice President of Brand & Channel Marketing.

“We look forward to helping Kim accomplish her goals as we do with all of our Team Beretta shooters; a team that is now the best competitive shooting team in the world.”

“I'm thrilled to become part of the Beretta family,” said Kim Rhode.

“A love of shooting and the outdoors has been passed down for generations in my own family just like it has at Beretta for 500 years. With the recent birth of my son, it's a tradition I look forward to passing on to the next generation. At the Olympic Games in London I was fortunate to hit 99 out of 100, and with the help of Beretta, and my new DT11, I intend to get that one that got away next time in Rio 2016!”

Kim’s debut as a member of Team Beretta happens this weekend as she competes in the 2013 USAShooting Shotgun National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “Good Luck Kim” from Beretta USA and your new teammates!

Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years. Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces. Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel. Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit www.berettausa.com.

  • 2 thoughts on “Beretta U.S.A. Signs Olypmic Kim Rhode

    1. Hello…I pointed this out to our 11-y/o daughter (who’s learned to shoot my Ruger 10/22 and SP101 in .22lr.) and she’s interested in learning how she, too, can learn to develop her shooting skills and to shoot competitively. If possible, is there any information available via Ms. Rhodes, to help her along? Thank you!

    2. HI I don’t know if someone can help me or not. But I am trying to find Kim Rhode fan mail address so I can write to her. My brother Bruce is a big fan of hers. I have a grand daughter that just got into skeet shooting it is her first year and she has already won three gold medals. She is 12 and she loves it. Can you possible tell me where I can write to Kim. I would love a autographed picture of her for my grand daughter and my brother if I could possibly get one. Thank you for your help and I hope you can help me out here. Hope some one can help me here thank you

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