When ‘The Witcher’ Makes A Cameo At the Olympics

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chris-littlechild - August 15, 2016

  Are you an Olympics-watching sort of guy? Myself, I drift in and out. I’m not one of the dedicated faithful who cruise on over to the stadium itself (not even at the last Olympics, held in my home town of London), I don’t watch every goddamn event going, but I take a look when I can.  

In case you’re completely uninitiated, a quick summary: By and large, things are proceeding as expected down Rio way. Runners are running, rowers are rowing, and you’d better believe that swimmers are mothereffin’ swimming. Some of them run/row/swim better than everyone else who’s running/rowing/swimming, and these are the guys and gals who get the medals.

Now we’re all up to date and clued in, let’s get to the real important issue here. One of the athletes has customised their uniform with nerdly gaming tributes, and that’s something I can get behind. High five, Rio 2016. I like your style.

The young lady in question is one Vitalina Batsarashkina, 19-year-old Russian contestant in the 10m Air Pistol. At the event, keen-eyed gamers will have seen a Witcher medallion dangling from her crotch (gamer or not, really; the Internet has got most of us quite used to staring at 19-year-old Russian’s crotches).

There was also a shoutout to a personal favorite of mine, American McGee’s Alice, on her shooting glasses during the event. Batsarashkina won the Silver, no doubt thanks to the bonus Awesome Points the judges awarded her for her gear.

Via Kotaku. Images: Getty Images.  

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