Teen shooter Ginny Thrasher wins USA's first gold medal of Rio Olympics

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Teen shooter Ginny Thrasher wins USA's first gold medal of Rio Olympics

Ginny Thrasher won gold in the women's 10-meter air rifle event.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Shooter Ginny Thrasher won the USA's first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women's 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning.

Thrasher. 19, beat silver medalist Du Li in the final round. Yi Siling of China took bronze.

Thrasher is an NCAA champion at West Virginia competing in her first Olympics. American Sarah Scherer was eighth.

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Posted By: usatoday.com

Date Posted: Sat, 6 Aug 2016, 10:08 am

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