Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Order KEEP AND BEAR: THE MOVIE now for FREE shipping and a FREE bumper sticker!
Store

On Saturday, 19-year old Jenny Thrasher, from Virginia, won the first American gold medal in the Rio Olympics. She learned to shoot by rifle hunting deer with her grandfather.

 

She 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).

take our poll - story continues below

Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?

  • Who should replace Nikki Haley as our ambassador to the U.N.?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Keep and Bear updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: WATCH: Warren Blatantly Lies About Parents Eloping Because Mom Was Indian

https://youtu.be/6Qaz9uL6I5E

 

With her great success, the praise began pouring in from fans around the world.

 

Screenshot 2016-08-08 00.00.18

 

 

However, shortly after the praising, came the internet hazing.

 

Screenshot 2016-08-08 00.00.43

 

 

Despite the hateful scorning of petty people, Thrasher did not let it get to her. She came to win, and that’s exactly what she did.

 

Thrasher, whose final score of 208.0 set an Olympic record, spoke out about how the gun-control debate has put a strain on her sport: “Some of the controversial gun laws in America are just distracting from our sport, which is very different. I try to focus on the competition.”

 

 

 

For more on the story, click here.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Become an Insider!

Enter your email address below to stay in the loop and read our latest and greatest updates!

Send this to a friend