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Rhode has chance Friday to become first American to win individual medal at six Olympics in a row

Double trap and skeet shooter Kim Rhode poses for photos with her five Olympic medals. She will be going for an unprecedented sixth in a row for an American athlete in an individual sport at the Rio Olympics on Friday.
Double trap and skeet shooter Kim Rhode poses for photos with her five Olympic medals. She will be going for an unprecedented sixth in a row for an American athlete in an individual sport at the Rio Olympics on Friday. AP

American shooter Kim Rhode is already in a category of her own.

When she competes Friday afternoon in the women’s skeet shooting final, she has the chance to reach even more rarefied air and become the first American athlete to win a medal in an individual sport at six consecutive Olympic Games.

Rhode, 37, won her fifth consecutive medal when she took home gold in the skeet shooting event in 2012.

She’s also the only woman to win three individual Olympic gold medals in shooting, doing so in 2012 (skeet), 2004 (double trap) and 1996 (double trap). Rhode is a favorite to place again in Rio de Janeiro.

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