USA’s Ginny Thrasher Wins First Gold Medal At Rio Olympic Games Wearing Nike

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Ginny Thrasher wins USA's first gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
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The first gold medal awarded at the 2016 Olympic Games has gone to American rifle shooter Ginny Thrasher.

The 19-year-old’s 208 score set a record in the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, besting China’s silver medalist Du Li and bronze medalist Yi Siling.

ginny thrasher nike rio olympic games usa gold medal Ginny Thrasher accepts her gold medal wearing Nike sneakers. AP Images.

Wearing a pair of neon green Nike sneakers, the West Virginia University sophomore stood at the center podium and accepted her gold medal while the National Anthem played.

The Rio Games kicked off with an opening ceremony on Friday.

ginny thrasher nike rio olympic games usa gold medal Detail view of Ginny Thrasher’s Nike sneakers. AP Images.

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