An American won a gold metal in the air rifle competition, and the Internet went crazy


Ginny Thrasher, 19, was the first American to receive a gold metal in the women's 10 meter air-rifle finals at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

The Virginia native was able to beat Yi Siling of China and overall beat Li Du of China in the finals.

While many should have congratulated Thrasher for her great accomplishment, Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

So did Radio America's talk radio host, Dana Loesch.


Others spoke their mind to say how her name was extremely fitting:

However, others couldn't help but bash the fact that she won.

Regardless, Thrasher has plenty of reason to be pleased with her performance.

Thrasher knew she had to stay focused to get where she wanted to be.


"I think I knew if was realistic for me to make finals, but I was not focused on that," she told USA Today. "I was focusing on just shooting the best that I could, and that got me there."

She finished with a score of 208.0.

(h/t Independent Journal Review)