Not only was she 19 years old when she won the medal, but she did so by beating out two Chinese athletes, both of whom were previous gold medalists in the event! I know I would not have had that kind of confidence in myself at that age in about any discipline, let alone shooting.
So without further ado, here is the poem I wrote inspired by her performance.
Aim For the Top
Verily, I say,
It is a beauteous thing to
Reach the pinnacle of your sport,
Garner praise from your peers
In nations near and far yet,
None were able to match your
Intense accuracy and focus for which you
Attained the cherished goal.
That thing all strive for
Has been laid
Round your neck and
As you watch your flag ascend, you
Smile at what you have achieved,
Hand at your heart,
Emotions well up inside as you
Remember all those who stood behind you.
(Note: as of this post, the title for this poem is not definite. I want to start getting these poems out as soon as possible, but can't always settle on titles so I may land on a better name down the road.)