MEYER Cynthia < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 06 Oct 1965 in New York, NY, USA
Height1.63 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Robert Cranshaw, daughters Olivia [2002] and Isabella [2004]
Residence New York, NY, USA
Occupation Athlete, Consultant, Finance
Languages English
Higher education University of Richmond: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting at age 22.
Why this sport? Her father encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team Maidstone Gun Club: New York, NY, USA
Name of coach Robert Cranshaw [husband]
Handedness Right eye, right hand
International Debut
Year 1995
Competing for Canada
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her parents. (Athlete, 29 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You can be on the right track but if you're not moving fast enough you can still get run over." [Will Rogers] (olympic.ca, 04 May 2016)
Awards and honours In 1996 and 1997 she was named Canadian Female Shooter of the Year. (Athlete 01 Dec 1999)
Other information OLYMPIC ANTICIPATION
She has had a 12-year break between competing at the Olympic Games. Prior to her participation in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she made her last Olympic appearance at the 2004 Games in Athens. She also represented Canada at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games. "It feels like my first," she said of her latest Olympic call up. (cbc.ca, 05 May 2016; olympic.ca, 04 May 2016)

HERITAGE
Born in New York, NY, United States of America, she is eligible to represent Canada through her mother who is from Vancouver, British Columbia. (canoe.ca 26 Feb 2002)

SURGERY
She had Lasik eye surgery on both eyes ahead of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. (canadianathletesnow.ca, 23 Nov 2015)