There were a lot of congratulations, but people couldn’t help but hate on Thrasher and America that our first gold was won at a gun event. Haters gonna hate, right?
Ginny Thrasher won her gold in the women’s 10 meter air-rifle finals, one of the most precise sports in the Olympic games, upsetting the top-ranked Andrea Arsovic (Serbia) and defending champion Siling Yi (China). In the final, she knocked out 2-time gold medalist (2004, 2008) Li Du (China).
And while many were quick to congratulate the Virginia native:
American women know how to handle their weapons.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) August 6, 2016
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 6, 2016
With a name like Ginny Thrasher, no wonder she's damn good at shooting #Olympics
— Gabriel William May (@BurningLeoUK) August 6, 2016
But then the haters started in:
If you think Ginny Thrasher was impressive in 10m Shooting, wait til you see how the American team dominates in Mass Shooting. #Olympics
— Brian Santa Maria (@briansantamaria) August 6, 2016
First medal won of the Olympics for the USA is for shooting a rifle. We are such a stereotype.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) August 6, 2016
— Johnny Wack (@JohnnyWack1) August 6, 2016