America struck gold first at the 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday in Brazil.
And while most Americans were excited about it, some left-wingers had to rain on the parade.
Ginny Thrasher, 19, of West Virginia University, took the top spot in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event.
— WVU Sports (@WVUSports) August 6, 2016
She defeated Du Li of China, who took silver, with a 208.0 score in the finals. It’s an Olympic record, according to USA Today.
China’s Yi Siling took home the bronze.
It’s the first Olympics for Thrasher, who is an NCAA champion at WVU.
Li, on the other hand, won the gold at the 2004 games in Athens. Siling grabbed the gold in London in 2012. Serbia’s Andrea Arsovic, who failed to reach the finals, came to the games ranked No. 1 in the world.
Social media, including conservative radio host and author Dana Loesch and “Saturday Night Live” and “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones, were very excited about Thrasher’s win.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 6, 2016
CHEAH GINNY THRASHER GOT US A MEDAL FOR THAT RIFLE EVENT!! pic.twitter.com/FZbaxfjtDN
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 6, 2016
American women know how to handle their weapons.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) August 6, 2016
— Senator Dick Black (@SenRichardBlack) August 6, 2016
— Cheri Armstrong (@Biloximeemaw) August 6, 2016
— Zoot (@Zoot16) August 6, 2016
But, as usual, some lefties had to play the role of party pooper.
america wins gold in a sport that involves guns
— Bernard (@CARSSOF300) August 6, 2016
I heard America won gold medal in shooting at #Rio2016.
You’ll always have best shooters, when most of your people have easy access to guns
— The Great Sage (@myunicy) August 6, 2016
An American woman won gold in the 10-meter air rifle. If there’s one thing America leads the world in, it’s shooting guns.
— Jim Hamilton (@Jim_Hamilton) August 6, 2016
America wins a gold medal in guns. We’re so heinous.
— Patrik Sandberg (@PatrikSandberg) August 6, 2016
If guns were illegal in America we wouldn’t have been able to win the Gold medal in the first event in Rio. We can’t sacrifice losing. Ever.
— Cory (@echoholic_) August 6, 2016
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