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On Wednesday, May 9, Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher qualified for her first Final since 2016 at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup for Rifle and Pistol at Fort Benning, GA. Thrasher’s last shot in the Final was a 10.8—not enough to overcome the lead put forth by the eventual Chinese medalists—leaving Thrasher with a respectable fifth place finish.

The World Cup opened with the women’s 10m air rifle event. Thrasher qualified for the Final in seventh place with a score of 627.4. Subsequently, silver medalist Yingjie Zhu of China posted a world-record qualification score of 633.4, showcasing the extremely talented field at this World Cup.

Thrasher summed up the Final event with her usual positive attitude and patriotism, noting the significance of her performance with other international athletes on her country’s home field.

Check out the full article by by John Parker at NRA Shooting Sports USA

Lead photo by Nicolo Zangirolami/ISSF

admin May 26 '18 · blogs+tags air-rifle, ginny, thrasher, world cup
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Olympic champion Ginny Thrasher is one of 18 amateur athletes selected as a semifinalist for the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) James E. Sullivan Award. 

A 19-year-old NCAA national champion, Thrasher represented the U.S. in Rio and earned the country's first gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 10m air rifle. Thrasher defeated her veteran opponent in the finals by a full point, a wide margin in perhaps the Games' most precise sport.


Ginny Thrasher nominated for 2016 James E Sullivan awardThe shooting sports community can now vote to help advance Ginny to one of six AAU Sullivan Award Finalists.  You can vote daily now through Monday 3/13/17 at the James E Sullivan Award site!


Remember - you can vote once per day!!

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admin Mar 10 '17 · blogs+rate 5 · blogs+tags thrasher, ginny