Q&A With Team Canada Pistol Shooter Lynda Kiejko

Lynda Kiejko, Team Canada 2016 Shooter

Lynda Kiejko, Team Canada 2016 Shooter. Credit: Heather Rattai Photography

Lynda Kiejko qualified as one of two shooters representing Canada in next month’s Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 35-year-old resident of Calgary will compete in the women’s 25-metre pistol and 10-metre air pistol.

Kiejko began shooting at the age of 11 after her father, a three-time Olympic shooter, now deceased, set up an air-pistol range in the basement of their home. Her home range today is the Calgary Rifle & Pistol Club. Her older sister, Dorothy, is also an Olympic shooter.

The following are excerpts from a Skype interview with Kiejko on July 14. Click here for the full transcript as a PDF.

For more information, visit Kiejko’s website at CanadianShootingStars.com, or her page on the Canadian Olympic Team’s website.

Q: What excites you the most about Rio?
Once I fire that first shot, I’m officially an Olympian. After that, I just get to shoot. I get to do what I love to do. This is such an incredible opportunity that I get to do it on such a great world stage.

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