So this happened.
A US shooter Kim Rhode became the first woman to medal in Olympics today.
But it didn’t make many headlines.
She’s pro Second Amendment.
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NBC wrote about the historic accomplishment – then bashed her.
Kim Rhode couldn’t lift her infant son, Carter, three years ago.
On Friday, the shooter carried curly-haired Carter while doing TV interviews after she became the first person to win Olympic medals on five continents with a bronze in the skeet.
Rhode set all sorts of Olympic longevity benchmarks.
Rhode is the first athlete to win an individual medal at six straight Summer Olympics. Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler has done so in the Winter Games.
Many would argue that a shooter doing this is far less impressive than, say, a gymnast or a swimmer.
The act of shooting requires fewer physical attributes, extending Olympic lifespans (the oldest Olympic medalist of all time is a shooter; Sweden’s Oscar Swahn collected six medals, all in his 60s and 70s a century ago, and Rhode has done her homework on him).