1. 19-year-old Ginny Thrasher first picked up a rifle five years ago on a deer hunting trip with her father and grandfather. In Rio, she shot her way to the first American gold medal.
2. This West Virginia University freshman won the gold in the women's 10-meter air rifle finals which is widely considered one of the most mentally challenging sports.
3. In the finals, Ginny Thrasher knocked out Li Du (China), who is a 2-time gold medalist, and set a new Olympic record with a score of 208.0 points.
4. Many were quick to congratulate this Golden Girl, like conservative radio host and 2nd Amendment firebrand Dana Loesch:
5. Along with Republican Senator Ben Sasse (Nebraska).
6. Twitter users started to notice just how perfect her name really is.
7. Even the Daily Times commented on her name.
8. But then the haters chimed in:
This is the stuff of legend.
Robert Sijka, a Hong Kong-based photographer, shed new light on one of the most beloved creatures on the Internet, cats. He focuses his attention on the Maine Coon, the largest breed of domesticated felines. The photographer shared on his website, "My passions are cats and photography, I do my best to combine these two things as good as possible." We have lined up a collection of the incredible photographs portraying these magical ad mythical creatures.
9. The anti-gun activists mocked Thrasher's record-setting accomplishment.
1. What makes Maine Coon Cats distinctive is the long fur framing their faces like a lion.
10. The good always comes with the bad:
2. They can grow up to four feet in length.