ICYMI: CNN: U.S. teen Ginny Thrasher wins Rio’s first gold

Over the weekend, the first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio was won by 19 year-old American Ginny Thrasher in the 10-meter air rifle event. Thrasher set a record for a final round in an Olympics.

The first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has gone to an American teenager.

Ginny Thrasher, a 19-year-old West Virginia University sophomore, won the women’s 10-meter air rifle event on Saturday morning at the Olympic Shooting Center in Rio’s Deodoro neighborhood, edging out silver medalist Du Li of China.

Thrasher’s score of 208 set a record for a final round in an Olympics. She was one point ahead of Du Li, who won a gold medal in 2004.

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