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SoCal Olympian, Gold Medalist Kim Rhode: "I Hope 2016 Comes Soon"

Five-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode returns home after winning her latest gold medal in skeet shooting at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

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    El Monte's Olympic shooter Kim Rhode became the first U.S. athlete to win five medals in an individual event in five Games. She talked with NBC4 about what it's like to be back home after the record-breaking London Games and her plans for 2016. John Cadiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Aug. 13, 2012. (Published Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012)

    Back home in El Monte after her record-breaking performance at the London Games, Kim Rhode is reeling in the glory of being the first U.S. athlete to win five Olympic medals in an individual event in as many as Games.

    "There's nothing quite like it, to have that crowd, cheering behind you. It's almost like they're helping you pull the trigger each and every time. It's amazing," Rhode said.

    In London, Rhode pulled the trigger and hit her target 99 out of 100 times, breaking the skeet-shooting record. Then in the final round she shot 25 out of 25.

    Her latest gold medal, along with her other two golds, one bronze and one silver, makes her the first U.S, athlete to ever win a medal in five consecutive Olympic games in an individual sport.

    She could be cocky, but she's not.

    "You don't think of yourself has being that way, or being number one, or beating this historic record, or overcoming it," Rhode said. "It's just something that kind of happens."

    Rhode was one of dozens of U.S. Olympians who made it home on Monday. The volleyball team arrived to LAX just after 1 p.m., and Gabby Douglas appeared in Burbank on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They all scored big in London.

    Now on home turf, Rhode says she hopes her next shot comes quick.

    "All I can say is, I hope 2016 comes soon," Rhode said. "I get another chance at it. It's addicting."

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