Record-Setting US Olympic Shooter Addresses the Lack of Media Attention
American shooting sensation Kim Rhode became the first Summer Olympian to medal in six consecutive Olympic Games with her Bronze-medal win in the skeet competition last week.
“I’m kind of just waiting to wake up—it’s been incredible. I started with my first Olympics at 16 and now I’m 37,” Rhode said.
Ainsley Earhardt lamented the lack of media coverage of Rhode, saying that “all the networks should be talking about you!”
National media outlets and major sponsors have largely ignored Rhode’s achievements, compared to the coverage of the U.S. swimmers, gymnasts and runners.
Fans have reportedly called out the lack of national attention, with some arguing that it's connected to media bias and anti-gun sentiment.
Rhode, who has also expressed her support for Donald Trump, said that she believes there's a stigma attached to the sport, adding that she's a "proud" Second Amendment supporter.
“We are fighting for the right to keep our guns and enjoy the sport I enjoy every day.”
Watch the full interview above, and let us know: do you think Rhode's achievement got the attention it deserved?