ISSF Shotgun World Cup¬†shoot, held in Tucson, Arizona, USA during¬†the last week of March where several¬†records were met or set.¬†SCI, SCI Foundation and the Arizona¬†Chapter of SCI were major sponsors of¬†the shoot. The international/global nature¬†of the World Cup event, and the fact that¬†international competitors travel globally¬†with firearms, made the connection with¬†SCI both logical and obvious.
U.S. shooter Kim Rhode, a Life member¬†of both SCI and Sables, set the first¬†new world record early in competition.¬†Rhode, then a four- and now five-time Olympic¬†medalist, shot a perfect 75 in competition.¬†She missed one target in the finals for a¬†total of 99/100.¬†Kim beat the previous world record of 74/75 set by Elena Little (Great Britain) at¬†the 2005 ISSF Shotgun World Cup in¬†Belgrade, Serbia.¬†The 74/75 record had been equaled¬†13 times since then including Rhode,¬†who equaled the mark twice in 2010¬†at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing¬†(China) and at the ISSF World Cup¬†Final in Izmir (Turkey).
“It's great to start the season in this way,¬†on my home turf, especially as we are getting¬†closer to the Olympics,” Rhode said.
Rhode, already qualified for the 2012¬†Olympic Games in London after winning¬†the 2010 World Championships, is trying¬†to make Olympic history by becoming the¬†first U.S. athlete competing in an individual¬†sport to win five medals in five consecutive¬†Olympic Games.