Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Monrovia Days Parade: Dalcorp Drives 4 Time Olympian Kim Rhode and Mayor Hammond

Kimberly Rhode was the Tiger Woods of women's double trap shooting, winning gold medals in the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Games and a bronze in 2000. Notice the word "was." After the 2004 games in Athens, the IOC dropped double trap from the program which meant if Kimberly wanted to compete it would be in skeet. From what we've been told, that's like a swimmer changing over to diving! Well, Kimberly was up to the challenge and came away from Beijing with a silver medal which makes her a 4 time Olympian with 4 medals! It was great getting to spend a little time with Kim and listening to her describe her Olympic medal experiences. But the best part was getting to put her medals around our necks! It's amazing how heavy they are! Kim does a tremendous amount of community service work and speaks to children's groups whenever her schedule permits. She is an inspiration and an example of what you can accomplish when you put your mind to something, even when they change the rules on you mid stream! Thanks Kim for all your hours of service, for representing our country, and for being a great role model to so many of our young people all over the nation. And thanks for letting us wear your medals!

Kim Rhode with Dr. Montgomery (L) and
Mayor Hammond. (Andy got to wear the medals

Kim and Rob practicing their waves.

I think Mayor Hammond has done this before!

A little fun at Rob's expense...

Oops! He figured it out! Watch out, Rob! I hear
she's pretty good with a gun!

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