Italian Bacosi wins gold in women’s skeet

Bacosi hit 15 of 16 targets to defeat fellow Italian and 2008 gold medalist Chiara Cainero in the final match for her first gold medal.

Diana Bacosi of Italy kisses her gold medal during the award ceremony for the women's skeet gold medal match, at the Olympic Shooting Center on Friday.   -  AP

Diana Bacosi has captured gold in women’s skeet. American Kim Rhode has made history.

Bacosi hit 15 of 16 targets to defeat fellow Italian and 2008 gold medalist Chiara Cainero in the final match for her first gold medal.

Rhode defeated China’s Mei Wang in a shoot-off to claim bronze. She and Italian luger Armin Zoeggeler are now the only athletes to earn a medal in six straight Olympics, with Rhode being the first woman to accomplish the feat.

She has six medals, including three golds, to become the most decorated female shooter in Olympic history.

Rhode also ties the record for most years between medals after winning double trap gold as a 17-year-old at the 1996 Atlanta Games. American Morgan Craft finished fifth.

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