Vitalina Batsarashkina won gold in the women’s shooting 10 metre air pistol competition for the Russian Olympic Committee. Yet despite this achievement, men on the internet felt the need to mansplain to her how to hold a gun.
It all began when a photo of the new Olympic champion has made its rounds on Twitter, after a user named Zoe described how she was “obsessed” with Batsarashkina’s stance.
Batsarashkina can be seen with her left hand coolly resting in her pocket as she hold a gun and takes aim with her right.
I am obsessed with the stance on this sharpshooter https://t.co/DagufxorxL
Gold Medalist Vitalina Batsarashkina of Team ROC poses on the podium following the 25m Pistol Women's Finals on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Asaka Shooting Range on July 30, 2021 Getty Images
While others pointed out that it is in fact within the rules that Batsarashkina - or any sharpshooter in fact - has to shoot one-handed.