Team USA wasted no time in starting its tally of winsat the Rio Olympics.
On Saturday morning, Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal awarded at the summer games, winning the 10-meter air rifle competition.
— ISSF (@ISSF_Shooting) August 6, 2016
According to The Guardian, Thrasher won the gold by not only besting the 2012 gold medal winner — China’s Yi Siling, who finished third on Saturday — but she also took the top spot in the shooting competition by setting an Olympic record score of 208.
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, yes,Virginia was actually born in Virginia.
According to NCAA.com, the 19-year-old is a Springfield native who just completed her first year atWest Virginia University, where shehelped the Mountaineers earn their fourth straight shooting national championship.