US shooter wins 'gold' at Rio Olympics

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Shooter Virginia Thrasher wins first U.S. gold at Rio Olympics


Virginia Thrasher went through a three-week spring whirlwind, winning three NCAA titles and a spot on the U.S. Olympic Shooting team.

The precocious 19-year-old closed out the summer with her biggest surprise yet.

Keeping her nerve on sport's biggest stage, Thrasher on Saturday earned the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, outlasting two-time gold medalist Du Li to capture the women's 10-meter air rifle title.

"This is beyond my wildest dreams," Thrasher said. "I knew it was a realistic expectation for me to get into the finals and once you get into the finals, anything can happen. For me, this year has been incredible."

more to read: Shooter Virginia Thrasher wins first U.S. gold at Rio Olympics - Chicago Tribune
 
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boontito

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This thread should've been titled: Lone American Shooter Hits Targets In Brazil
 
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If we can just get you to stop now...back away and relax, we won't hurt you much... :._smile:
 
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very sad to see the lefties in the media with this headline. US shooter!!

the term "shooter" is a deliberate reference in order to push gun control.
 

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And a Russian is in semi-finals already in Judo :) Each nation has own sport, I say.
 
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boontito

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very sad to see the lefties in the media with this headline. US shooter!!

the term "shooter" is a deliberate reference in order to push gun control.
Holy hell, the delicate little snowflakes we have to deal with these days. Fret not, it's not an anti-gun campaign. According to the International Olympic Committee, she competes in a sport called "shooting".

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https://www.olympic.org/sports

According to the U.S. Olympic Team she competes on the...

USA Shooting Team | USA Shooting

So, you think it's misleading to label an athlete who competes in the sport of shooting on the U.S. Shooting Team, a "shooter"?
There, there... it'll be okay. You and your political correctness.

Next thing you know you'll be upset that an athlete who plays ball is referred to as a ballplayer.
 
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