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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:55 PM

 

Olympic Skeet Shooting *spoiler alert*

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Source: Huffington Post

LONDON -- Step aside, Carl Lewis.

You, too, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Al Oerter.

Meet Kimberly Rhode, the first American with individual medals in five straight Olympics, after a golden, record-setting, nearly perfect performance.

Rhode won the women's skeet shooting Sunday, tying a world record and setting the Olympic mark with 99 points meaning she missed once in 100 shots. She was eight targets better than silver medalist Wei Ning of China and nine better than Slovakia's Danka Bartekova, who topped Russia's Marina Belikova in a shootout for the bronze.



Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/29/kim-rhode-olympics-record-shooting-womens_n_1716022.html



Kim is an inspiration in a sport where men-women can compete on the same field and women kick the men's butts! (Ask my daughter.)

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Reply Olympic Skeet Shooting *spoiler alert* (Original post)
Remmah2 Jul 2012 OP
Blue_Tires Jul 2012 #1
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #2
SoapBox Jul 2012 #3
msongs Jul 2012 #4
nanabugg Jul 2012 #5
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #6
hack89 Jul 2012 #10
jberryhill Jul 2012 #7
progressoid Jul 2012 #28
leftyohiolib Jul 2012 #8
petronius Jul 2012 #9
leftyohiolib Jul 2012 #11
petronius Jul 2012 #15
leftyohiolib Jul 2012 #24
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #12
petronius Jul 2012 #16
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2012 #13
petronius Jul 2012 #14
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #18
petronius Jul 2012 #21
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #23
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2012 #29
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #31
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2012 #19
petronius Jul 2012 #20
Remmah2 Jul 2012 #22
nadinbrzezinski Jul 2012 #17
tawadi Jul 2012 #25
Sanity Claws Jul 2012 #26
Purveyor Jul 2012 #27
JustABozoOnThisBus Jul 2012 #30

Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:57 PM

1. They're gonna make her pee in a cup now...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:00 PM

2. Going to find cordite and lead.

 

I've seen film clips on her. Nothing but clay dust.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:16 PM

3. She's gracious and professional...

I saw the medal ceremony and her eventual interview. What a great American and Olympian.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:20 PM

4. not surprising since the USa is the biggest gun culture in human history nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:28 PM

5. It still takes skill to shoot like her. Kudos for a super performance. nt

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:37 PM

6. I'm convinced that those that can't mock the skills of others.

 

A sad statement on the human condition.

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:46 PM

10. "Gun culture" certainly explains the Chinese winning the silver ... oh wait. nt

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:37 PM

7. Nothing like sitting down to a meal of fresh wild skeet

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:54 PM

28. Meh. They taste OK, but I hate biting into some skeet and finding shot pellets.

I'll stick with the farm raised skeet.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:38 PM

8. isnt this the malicious disruption spoiler trumad and skinner were warning about

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:45 PM

9. Considering that it's been over 24 hours and there's nothing obviously malicious about it,

I'd say the answer to your question is "no."

Did you have women's skeet TiVo'd for later?

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Response to petronius (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:47 PM

11. didnt realize that event was that long ago

 

im not watching any of the O but skinner was pretty pissed at a poster who tried that

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:24 PM

15. That was quite a dust-up, wasn't it?



I was honestly a bit surprised at the level of administrative vehemence, considering how many other slap-downably obnoxious behaviors occur around here...

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Response to petronius (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:26 PM

24. i think the label mailicious disruption was a bit of a stretch

 

but he who pays the bills pulls the strings

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Response to petronius (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:51 PM

12. I'm ticked that archery and the shooting sports are given minimal air time.

 

The winter olympics biathelon is about the only one I ever see get any press.

Then again I only have basic cable.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:26 PM

16. I saw a couple of rounds of team archery yesterday - it was a lot more fun to watch

than I expected, and in a fantastic venue. Much more interesting than watching cyclists whizz by, or people swim up and down in a pool...

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Response to petronius (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:53 PM

13. That does, of course, mean it's not Latest Breaking News (nt)

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:22 PM

14. Article published within the last 12 hours - guess HuffPo got the memo

about the annoying-ness of spoilers...

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Response to petronius (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:47 PM

18. Archery is brutal on the body.

 

I once got my mustache caught in the bow string under my fingers.

Ripppppppppppppppppppppppp.................

Not to mention the wrist slap and bruising.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:07 PM

21. I did notice one of the competitors with the string pressed up very tightly

against her cheek - I was a bit concerned for the continued integrity of her nose...

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Response to petronius (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:19 PM

23. More painful than waxing. nt

 

nt

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 04:00 PM

29. Don't shoot from the hip

er, what do you mean "waxing"?

I just flinched when you said that.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 08:52 PM

31. My aunts wax their mustaches.

 

The ones on their faces.

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Response to petronius (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:57 PM

19. No; 5:30 pm ET on the 29th

So that's 19 hours before this thread was started.

And she won 27 hours before the thread: http://www.newsday.com/sports/olympics/kim-rhode-wins-women-s-skeet-gold-1st-american-with-individual-medal-in-5-straight-olympics-1.3867819 July 29, 2012 9:20 AM

This really is old news. It's silly posting delayed events in 'Latest Breaking News'.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:05 PM

20. Aargh, you're right - I looked at the date at the top of the page...

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Response to petronius (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:18 PM

22. Actually the original Huffington post was 7/30/2012

 

It was checked very carefully before posting.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:32 PM

17. Why do you thinnk I now post any sports related posts

and some NOT even distantly related to the Olympics on my FB page?

Yup, that is the exact reason... and the unequal enforcement of "rules."

Also it's been over 24 hours so it does not meet lbn definition either.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:41 PM

25. Worth the spoiler

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:44 PM

26. Oh the poor Skeets

How can she kill all those skeets? There won't be any left for the outside kitty cats to hunt.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:50 PM

27. That's some mighty fine shoot'n and I'm proud for her. Good job done! eom

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 04:06 PM

30. Good news, expecially after the US didn't win a medal in Women's Pellet Rifle

China's first gold.



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