Ready, Set, Gold! Olympian David Kimes received his sport’s highest honor last month when he was inducted into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The marksman was a six-time World Team member from 1966 thru 1986, and also competed in the Pan Am Games. He is the only U.S. shooter to win an individual World Championship (1974) in which he set a world record, and he then repeated the feat four years later at the next World Championships in 1978.
Overall, Kimes earned 14 world championship medals (team & individual) during his career.
He was a 1980 Olympian, winning the tryouts, but was unable to compete due to the U.S.-led boycott of those Moscow Olympic Games.
“Even now, I’m still smiling about all my memories made in this sport and all that it has provided me,” Kimes said at his induction ceremony. “Thanks to USA Shooting for this tremendous honor.”
David has been part of Ready, Set, Gold! since the program began in 2006, working with ROTC students at Hollywood High.