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Kiejko continuing family legacy as Team Canada’s sole shooting athlete for Tokyo 2020

Lynda Kiejko is headed to her second straight Olympic Games, this time as the lone shooting sports athlete on Team Canada for Tokyo 2020.

After making her Olympic debut at Rio 2016, Kiejko achieved a career highlight when she won gold in the 10m air pistol event at the 2018 Continental American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico in November 2018. Aside from having what she called the “perfect match”, the victory assured Canada of an Olympic quota spot in the event.

In January 2020, just four months after giving birth to her third child, Kiejko claimed that spot for herself. Five athletes had been deemed eligible to contend for it, but it was Kiejko whose scores gave her the nod for the Olympic nomination. She will also compete in the 25m pistol event, having achieved the Minimum Qualification Score needed to be eligible to enter.