Biography:

Lynda Kiejko comes from a shooting family. Her late father Bill Hare competed at the Tokyo 1964, Mexico City 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games. Her sister Dorothy Ludwig became an Olympian at London 2012 after competing at the 2007 and 2011 Pan Am Games. They competed together at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games, creating a moment to remember in 2010 when the sisters won bronze in the 10m air pistol pair event. Kiejko also has three Pan Am Games medals to her credit, winning double gold in the 10m air pistol and 25m pistol at Toronto 2015 following her 10m air pistol bronze at Santo Domingo 2003. She had started 2015 with a career-high result on the ISSF World Cup circuit, finishing sixth in the 10m air pistol in Changwon. She achieved a career highlight in 2014 when she won the national title in the 10m air pistol just one month after giving birth. She also competed at her first ISSF World Championship since 2006 and cracked the top-five in the 10m air pistol at the Continental American Championships.

Getting to know…

Family: Parents Bill (deceased) and Fran Hare… Older brother John Hare… Older sisters Lorna Idland and Dorothy Ludwig… Husband Kevin Kiejko… Has had her best performances since daughter Olivia was born in July 2014… Father Bill was a three-time Olympian (1964-72)… Sister Dorothy is a 2012 Olympian and her greatest competitor, motivator and supporter… Getting into the Sport: Started shooting at age 11, following her father’s passion… Has wanted to represent Canada since hearing her father’s stories of going to the Olympics and the places he travelled for competition… Outside Interests: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2003; works as a Senior Civil Engineer… Enjoys reading sport psychology books, biographies, and fiction… Learns how to say ‘thank you’ in the language of the country she is visiting… Volunteers at Central United Church… Odds and Ends: Listens to music before competing to keep her from thinking too much… Always travels with a loonie from her first major competition, the 2003 Pan Am Games…