Winchester creates “Legend Award” to honor Kim Rhode, 6-time USA Shooting Female Athlete of the Year and 6-time Olympic medalist.
“I’ve been shooting competitively for most of my life, and Winchester Ammunition has been there supporting me from the very beginning,” says Rhode. “Whether in a duck blind or in an Olympic shoot off, I know I can depend on my Winchester ammunition and I’m proud to represent such a great company.”
Winchester Ammunition has been a sponsor of Rhode since her first World Championship when she was only 13 years old. She uses Winchester AA shotgun shells exclusively. Rhode has been honored by the company before by including her picture in AA shotshell box art.
Rhode first qualified for the USA Shooting National Team in 1995, and is the first U.S. athlete to win six consecutive medals in an individual Olympic sport. Additionally, she is the only person ever to shoot International Double Trap, Bunker Trap and International Skeet at the Olympics.
Winchester Ammunition’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Matt Campbell remarked, “The Kim Rhode list of accolades and achievements in the shooting sports is unprecedented. This recognition certainly captures her achievements in the shooting sports, but more importantly, she is a tremendous ambassador for the shooting sports and hunting industry.”
Rhode serves on the NRA Board of Directors and is currently preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.