SEDRO WOOLLEY, Wash. – Kim Rhode, member of the USA Shooting Team and TruckVault-sponsored shooter won a silver medal at the ISSF World Cup in Rio on April 23. Rhode is a five-time Olympic medalist and is on track to represent the United States in the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The competition was settled in a shoot-off between 12th-ranked Rhode and second-ranked Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit of Thailand. The Thai shooter bested Rhode by one clay in a shoot-off during the first shooting event held at the Rio facility. Rhode used the contest as a primer for the upcoming Olympics.
"I went into the Rio World Cup looking for shooting conditions and background and to gain confidence for the Olympic Games," said Rhode. "I came home with a good measure of where I'm at in my training, and what I need to do to win."
In 2008, Rhode's prized competition shotgun was stolen from the backseat of her vehicle. She approached TruckVault looking for a way to protect her valuable shotguns. In 2013, TruckVault partnered with Kim as she started her journey towards her sixth Olympic medal.
"Kim now has the peace of mind and can focus on the things that matter like training for the Olympics," said Sales and Marketing Director Don Fenton. "She knows her firearms and ammunition are safely locked away in a TruckVault. We want to congratulate her on this win and wish her luck in qualifying for the Olympics."
About TruckVault, Inc.
For more than 20 years, TruckVault has been building secure in-vehicle storage solutions for sportsmen, law enforcement, and commercial use. TruckVault has been recognized throughout the years as a leader in firearms safety and as a producer of top-quality products, including being granted the shooting Industry Academy of Excellence Award for Accessory of the Year in 1999 and Safety Product of the Year in 2004 and 2006. In 2008, TruckVault was awarded the Cygnus Innovation Award. For more information go to www.truckvault.com
Contact: Jordan Egli
Blue Heron Communications