Joy of sport drives Kim Rhode

Shooter is first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics

Updated: July 30, 2012, 9:55 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

LONDON -- It's no accident that Kim Rhode is drawn to classic old children's books and antique cars. She is a throwback to the Olympians of decades ago who did sports for sheer joy.

Yes, Rhode makes her living as a professional shooting athlete. She has sponsors and speaking engagements and causes. But the reason she has won Olympic medals in five consecutive Summer Games -- the first American athlete ever to do so in an individual event -- is because sport remains a pure endeavor to ...

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