Over 20 years, more than 15 countries, multiple international medals, all started with their father's passion, and a strange request to reorganize the basement. Meet Lynda Kiejko (pronounced KAY-ko) and Dorothy Ludwig, sisters, friends, fierce competitors!
Dorothy and Lynda's father Bill (Hare) was a 3 time Olympian in pistol shooting sports, 1964, 1968, 1972. He was also gold Medalist in Rapid Fire pistol at the 1974 Commonwealth Games. To say he was passionate about shooting sports would be an understatement.
In winter of 1992, Bill had his two youngest daughters help him reorganize the basement, little did they know this was the very beginning of their own sports career. The result of the basement modification was their own 10m Air Pistol range, complete with returning targets, and safety barriers to ensure that no one entered the range during practice. Bill not only shared his passion of the sport with the girls, but also his dedication to safety and giving back to the sport.
Dorothy and Lynda have both competed internationally for over 11 years. Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, and for Dorothy, the Olympics. Their individual journeys can be found here: Lynda
Although predominantly they compete against one another, they brough home the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
They competed against each other for one spot at the 2012 London Olympics, and although Dorothy was triumphant to be named to the Canadian Olympic Team, Lynda went as part of her personal support staff to the games.
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