Dorothy Ludwig competed in her first Olympic Games in the women's 10-metre air pistol and finished in 34th place at London 2012.
Ludwig originally won the quota spot for Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The then 32-year-old from Langley, BC, who needed a victory to qualify for London, scored 476.8, only 0.1 points better than silver medallist Maribel Pineda of Venezuela to clinch a berth for her country.
Her biggest moment on the international stage prior to the qualification tournament came in 2002 when Ludwig went to the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England.
At those Games, seh would win individual silver, as well as team gold along with partner Kim Eagles.
Ludwig has been a competitive shooter for 20 years and is a five-time national champion (2003-2006, 2008, 2011).
Her father, Bill Hare, went to the Olympic Games as an athlete in Shooting in 1964, 1968, and 1972.
Langley Rifle and Pistol Club
Idols (in sport or other):
My father: William Hare
Favourite activities outside of sport:
Reading, making jewelry, exercising
Sibling(s) Name(s) (date of birth):
John Hare (41), Lorna Idland (40), Lynda Hare (30), all shooting
Langley Rod and Gun Club
Senior national athlete since:
College/ University (year graduated):
Focus of studies:
Favourite movies / TV shows:
Favourite quote / motto:
“The only people who never fail are those who never try.” -Ilka Chase
National titles (include event, year):
Canadian National champion: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008
Career notes (inc. Top results) in 2010:
Team bronze at the Commonwealth Games
Team bronze at the Championships of the Americas
Career notes prior (excluding Olympic):
Individual silver at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
Team gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
Pan Am Games results — all events, all Games:
2007: 4th air pistol, 7th sport pistol
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