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Twitter’s In Meltdown As Men Try To Teach Olympic Gold Medalist The Proper Way To Hold A Gun
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Twitter’s In Meltdown As Men Try To Teach Olympic Gold Medalist The Proper Way To Hold A Gun

Vitalina Batsarashkina, who is a 24-year-old Russian sports shooter, won a gold medal in the now ongoing Tokyo Olympics. People all around the world were fascinated by her calm stance depicted in the picture showing her during the competition. However, this was what also stirred a debate on Twitter.

Twitter member @Blankzilla shared a picture of Vitalina during the game expressing her astonishment at how calmly she stands with a gun in one hand and the other in her pocket. Soon, a few know-it-alls started commenting on the athlete’s position and the way she holds the gun, saying that she does it wrong. The mansplaining soon was shut down by other members who happened to be experienced shooters or were merely into this sport.

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People online were amazed by this Olympic sports shooter and her stance during the competition

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This young sportswoman, who started sports shooting at 12 years old, has already won two gold medals and a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics. She’s been gaining a lot of international recognition since the 2014 European Junior Championships. Since she was little, she was interested in more masculine activities such as hunting, fishing, and shooting. She learned how to use a gun before she turned 10 years old, which seems to be the very start of her sports shooter career.

Some Twitter members started mansplaining the shooter’s standing technique

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People online started debunking mansplainers by sharing their own experiences and knowledge

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Shooting sports require posture stability and accuracy in aiming and triggering. For this reason, air pistol shooters try to maintain a relaxed body position. This is why sports shooters are seen with one hand in their pocket, as according to one of the Twitter users, it “helps stop any body wobble.” Another prominent critique was that holding a gun with one arm could break her wrist. According to Olympics shooting rules, athletes have to shoot using one hand only, and using an air pistol won’t break their wrist.

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It takes a lot of courage to critique a professional with two gold medals

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Ellie Rosser
Community Member
1 year ago

"she'll break her wrist the first time she shoots". Yeah, cause that's how the olympics works. They get a whole bunch of people who have never fired a gun but want to give it a go to come into the stadium and let them firea gun for the first time ever and see how it turns out.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

The ignorance in this is epic. Those aren't even standard handguns. They're competition. And you aren't getting much recoil off them.... I could go on, but why bother?

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Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

This person has reached the Olympic. Why are these arm chair quarterbacks expressing opinions on someone who has already proven themselves an effective shooter

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 year ago

Women aren't "supposed" to be able to shoot. Didn't you know?

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Candice ecidnaC
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1 year ago

The article says, "Since she was little, she was interested in more masculine activities such as hunting, fishing, and shooting." There is nothing inherently masculine about any of these things. Unless you have to use your penis to operate a gun, fishing rod, or bow, there is no reason to gender these sports as masculine. The whole article is about how a woman is a gold medalist in a sport, and yet you assign the sport(s) to men. Come on now.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

I was taken fishing first time when I was 4. I wasn't old enough to have a voice in the matter or if it was boy-girl stuff. We had to eat. I was gonna have to learn. Where I grew up, girls commonly drove tractors, hunted, fished, etc. Irks me when it's seen as "man stuff". I was a better pistol shot than my father, and did better at small game hunting by far.

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Ellie Rosser
Community Member
1 year ago

"she'll break her wrist the first time she shoots". Yeah, cause that's how the olympics works. They get a whole bunch of people who have never fired a gun but want to give it a go to come into the stadium and let them firea gun for the first time ever and see how it turns out.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

The ignorance in this is epic. Those aren't even standard handguns. They're competition. And you aren't getting much recoil off them.... I could go on, but why bother?

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Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

This person has reached the Olympic. Why are these arm chair quarterbacks expressing opinions on someone who has already proven themselves an effective shooter

Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 year ago

Women aren't "supposed" to be able to shoot. Didn't you know?

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Candice ecidnaC
Community Member
1 year ago

The article says, "Since she was little, she was interested in more masculine activities such as hunting, fishing, and shooting." There is nothing inherently masculine about any of these things. Unless you have to use your penis to operate a gun, fishing rod, or bow, there is no reason to gender these sports as masculine. The whole article is about how a woman is a gold medalist in a sport, and yet you assign the sport(s) to men. Come on now.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

I was taken fishing first time when I was 4. I wasn't old enough to have a voice in the matter or if it was boy-girl stuff. We had to eat. I was gonna have to learn. Where I grew up, girls commonly drove tractors, hunted, fished, etc. Irks me when it's seen as "man stuff". I was a better pistol shot than my father, and did better at small game hunting by far.

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