Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher on the podium for winning the first medal of those Olympics, in 10m air rifle.

Episode 189: Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher on Air Rifle

Release Date: May 20, 2021

Category: Athletes | Podcast | Shooting

We’re on the shooting range this week with Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher. Ginny won gold in the 10m air rifle, and she also competes in three-position 50m small-bore rifle. Ginny talks with us about the physical and mental demands of shooting, the funky shooting jacket and shoes, and how she travels with her rifles.

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Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!


Photo courtesy of Ginny Thrasher.