KIEJKO Lynda < Back  
Sport Shooting
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 13 Sep 1980 in Winchester, CAN
Height1.57 m
Weight 51 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Kevin, three children including daughter Olivia [2014]
Other names Lynda Hare
Residence Calgary, AB, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Engineer
Languages English
Higher education Civil Engineering - University of Alberta: Edmonton, AB, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began shooting in 1992.
Why this sport? She followed her father into the sport. "My dad rearranged the basement and built this air pistol range. He asked my sister and I, 'Hey, do you want to give it a try?' He shared his passion for shooting sports and became the catalyst for my journey in competitive pistol shooting."
Club / Team Calgary Rifle and Pistol Club: Canada
Name of coach Lisa Borgerson [national]
Handedness Left eye, left hand
General Interest
Hero / Idol Her father. (motivatecanada.ca, 2016)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She always travels with a Canadian dollar coin. (olympic.ca, 19 Jun 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Assume you can, until proven otherwise." (motivatecanada.ca, 2016)
Famous relatives Her father Bill competed in shooting at three consecutive Olympic Games between 1964 and 1972. Her older sister Dorothy Ludwig has also competed in the sport and represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jan 2020; olympic.org, 13 Jul 2018; olympic.ca, 19 Jun 2015; commonwealthgames.ca, 05 Jul 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympic.org, 13 Jul 2018)
Other information SIBLING RIVALRY
She competed against her sister, Dorothy, as both aimed to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. "I placed second to my sister, Dorothy, and had the great privilege of going to the Olympics as part of her support staff. This was one of the most valuable experiences of my competition career. It gave me a new perspective on performance, and a new respect for the stress of being a coach. Target shooting taught me to always find the learning opportunity, so even in the throws of loss at the Olympic trials, I grasped the opportunity to view the Olympic Games from a lens athletes don't usually get." (canadianshootingstars.com, 2016)

SPORT AND CAREER
She studied engineering and says she sees parallels between sport and the subject. "I went into engineering because I love maths. Engineering and shooting have a lot in common. There is a direct correlation. In engineering, when you're dealing with a problem, you're going to look at the big picture and figure out how it all fits together and then break it down into individual parts so you understand how everything works. In shooting it is very similar." (tokyo2020.org, 12 Nov 2020; olympic.org, 13 Jul 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as an athlete representative for the Shooting Federation of Canada [SFC]. (sfc-ftc.ca, 17 Dec 2013)