Virginia Thrasher

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Virginia Thrasher, center, of the United States holds her gold medal for the Women's 10m Air Rifle competition during the award ceremony with the runner-up Du li, left, of China and third place Yi Siling, right, of China at the Olympic Shooting Center ...


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U.S. teen Ginny Thrasher wins Rio's first gold -- CNN‎ - 1 hour ago -- (CNN) The first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has gone to an ...


Virginia Thrasher of the US wins first gold medal of the Rio Olympics

Los Angeles Times-3 hours ago  ---  Virginia Thrasher competes in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Saturday. (Hassan Virginia Thrasher competes in the women's


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Virginia Thrasher (born February 28, 1997) is an American sports shooter who won a gold medal in the women's 10 meter air rifle at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She won the first gold medal awarded at the 2016 Olympics.[2][4][5]

Thrasher's gold medal came during the first time she had competed in the Olympics, beating two Chinese athletes, previous Olympic gold medalists Du Liand Yi Siling.

Before the 2016 Olympics, Thrasher was a figure skater. She switched sports five years ago after going hunting with her family.

Personal life[edit]

Thrasher grew up in Springfield, Virginia and graduated from West Springfield High School in 2015. She is the daughter of Roger and Valerie Thrasher and has two brothers. She is currently a rising sophomore at West Virginia University, where she is majoring in Engineering.[6][7]