Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics,, and various nations send their representatives for the world-renowned event. See what the US bagged in the Rio Olympics 2016!
Over 200 countries participate in the Olympic Games,, and the US is one of them. In the 2012 London Olympics, the country bagged a total of 103 medals–46 gold, 28 silver, and 29 bronze medals. Today, 12 medals have been acquired by US athletes including fencing, archery, swimming, and a gold medal in shooting won by Ginny Thrasher.
Virginia Ginny Thrasher Wins Gold Medal In Shooting In The Rio Olympics 2016
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The 10-meter air rifle shooting event is one of the few shooting sports events in the Olympic Games. Virginia “Ginny” Thrasher, one of the United States' representatives,, was able to secure a gold medal for her country.
Furthermore, she outranks two Chinese competitors in the said event, including Olympic record holder Du Li. See what led Ginny to win a gold in the Rio Olympics 2016.
Virginia Ginny Thrasher is an American teenager and member of the US women's air rifle shooting team. She took her first shot when her father brought her along to hunt five years ago and fell in love with the sport. As a result, she now won her first gold medal.
Furthermore, Thrasher was able to set an Olympic world record in the 10m women's air rifle shooting event. She also got the first gold medal for the US Olympic team.
Ginny says the good thing about the sport is that as long as you get to the finals, your previous scores won't matter allowing you to focus more on what's ahead. Consequently, she was able to secure gold for the country.
An athlete's state of mind, as Ginny's coach said in an interview, can dictate the effects of the team's training. Hard work and dedication as well as a steady mind will win the gold for any athlete. But most of all, the 2016 Brazil Olympics have just begun and there are more sports events to look forward to.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on September 5, 2019, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.