American Virginia Thrasher Wins Gold Medal, Triggers Liberals (VIDEO)

American Virginia Thrasher Wins Gold Medal, Triggers Liberals (VIDEO)

American Virginia Thrasher Wins Gold Medal, Triggers Liberals (VIDEO)

The first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympics was won by an American! Nineteen year old Virginia Thrasher pulled off an upset in the women’s 10 meter air rifle, beating out two Chinese competitors for the victory.

Virginia Thrasher in Rio (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Virginia Thrasher in Rio (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

And her story is wonderful.

A figure skater growing up, she switched sports five years ago after a hunting trip with her family. Thrasher killed a deer with her first shot of her first hunting trip and has continued to hit the mark wherever she’s gone.

Thrasher was not expected to be among the top five scorers — all that counts in NCAA competition — at shooting powerhouse West Virginia, yet got better as the season progressed. She became the first freshman to win both NCAA rifle titles and led the Mountaineers to the team championship.

Less than a month later, Thrasher won the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning a spot in Rio.

But, predictably, the gun haters freaked out. Because guns and teenagers.

And not just celebrities with mouths and agendas.

Seriously, if your hoplophobia and your political agenda gets in the way of congratulating an Olympic champion, then you need to rethink your life. And your usage of Twitter.

We here at Victory Girls extend our happy congratulations to Virginia Thrasher on her outstanding achievement!

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  • Merle says:

    Somehow, after reading this, the term “trigger liberals” takes on a different meaning.


  • darwin says:

    When I read she won gold in shooting my very first thought was liberals would go nuts and ask Obama to bar her reentry back into the US.

  • J walter says:

    She is also studying engineering. She is smart and talented. She is earning her way. Not exactly the poster child for feminism.

    • GWB says:

      Sounds like a real catch for some man! Smart, competent woman.

      And, Go America! We darn well ought to win at shooting!

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