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Fan wins a gold medal at the Olympics wearing a Witcher medallion

Witcher Medal on a black gradient background with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo

Vitalina Igorevna Batsarashkina went to Tokyo to compete at the Olympics, representing not just the Russian Olympic Committee, but also The Witcher‘s School of Cat.

Vitalina Batsarashkina achieved her dreams when she won a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has previously won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, competing in the women’s 10 meter air pistol event. She would later earn her first gold at the 10 meter European Championships in a team event. At the age of 24, the Witcher fan has already earned a total of fifteen medals – six gold, six silver, and three bronze. This is her first gold medal in an Olympic Event.

On top of winning the gold for the women’s 10 meter air pistol event, Batsarashkina also won silver in the mixed 10 meter air pistol event, bringing his total Olympic medal haul to three. At just the age of 24, she still has a long way ahead of her, with more opportunities to win medals in future competitions. The Witcher fan has had considerable experience with shooting even at her young age, being exposed to it since she was ten. She was introduced to shooting by her father, a police officer, and her grandfathers – one professional hunter and one career military officer. Hence, it’s quite appropriate that Batsarashkina won her gold while wearing a School of Cat Witcher medallion, the same one worn by Ciri. Groomed from childhood in the art, she grew up with shooting as second nature.

During her 2016 Rio Olympics run, she was wearing a School of Wolf Witcher medallion, the same one worn by Geralt and Vesemir. Video games really do have some power in the Olympics. No wonder the Parade of Nations was accompanied by video game OSTs of different JRPGs.