The first US Olympic Gold Medal win was to Ginny Thrasher, 19, who competed in Women’s 10m Air Rifle. Not just did she take the Gold, she set a new record in her sport for a high score of 208.8
This is impressive as hell. It needs to be understood, that in most of the world where gun rights do no exist, Olympic shooters are in military or are part of their country’s national shooting team. Their job is to shoot and win. The Silver medalist in Woman’s 10m Air Rifle is China’s Du Li, 34, who was trained to shoot starting at a young age at one of China’s sports schools, which are essentially communist boot camps for creating Olympic athletes.
For an American civilian to beat them is really awesome. Especially a 19 year old civilian.
Yes it is true that the US military sends shooters to the Olympics, but (and no disrespect is intended here) but members of the US Army or USMC shooting teams don’t do any better than their civilian counterparts. The US’s most winningest Olympic shooter, Kim Rhode, is a civilian.
One of the great aspects of shooting, unlike other Olympic sports, is that is it less about pushing the body to its physical limits and relies much more on skill. A gymnast or sprinter may get 2 Olympic games under their belt before they retire. Kim Rhode took the Gold in her first Olympic game in 1996 and 20 years later, she hopes to take the Gold in Rio.
For a shooter like Ginny Thrasher, we can expect great things from her for years to come.
We should all be proud of Ginny Thrasher, and Kim Rhode, and a all US Athletes that represent of the best of America, especially those who bring home a medal.
The Left did not get that memo. Then again, patriotism is not one of the Left’s strong suits.
Will Wheaton, that Social Justice turd, responded to Ginny Thrasher’s record breaking win by pissing in her Wheaties.
What a piece of shit this guy is. If you can’t say something nice, it’s probably because Liberal Social Justice has corrupted your soul.
I know it is a little played out, but right now, I think it is appropriate.
I know that Piers “Musket” Morgan is British, so Thrasher’s win was not a win for his team, but the Olympics are about coming together in peace and all that.
But being a Liberal pantywaist, Morgan too had to be nothing but negative.
Where is Jeremy Clarkson when you need him?
USA Shooting responded to Morgan in Twitter.
But the US Shooting team is classier than I am, so I’ll post my own response:
Shut up you limey bastard. When CNN canceled your show for being the lowest rated prime time news show on cable TV, you should have gotten the message that American’s don’t give two shits about what you have to say.
And to the rest of the Leftist world, if you can’t put your politics aside long enough to support America’s Olympic athletes in shooting: