She's only 33-years-old but Sharon Bowes is headed to her fourth Olympic
Games in Sydney. It could have been five, since Bowes won the 1996 Olympic
trials but Canada never earned a quota spot for the Atlanta Games in
"I have no intention of going to eight Olympics like Ian Millar," said
Bowes, who qualified for the Games in both three position rifle and air
rifle. "That's mind-boggling for me. But it was a disappointing situation
for me in 1996 when we didn't achieve our quotas. So this year I would love
to make the final and reach the top-eight."
Bowes has posted four top-10 Olympic results in her career including a
fourth place as a 17-year-old at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. She also has
five Commonwealth Games gold medals in three appearances and has competed
at four Pan Am Games. She works as an office administrator for Planned
Parenthood in Waterloo.
Women's 50-metre standard rifle 3 positions: Sharon Bowes, Waterloo, Ont., tied for 26th in final.
Sharon Bowes, Waterloo, Ont., tied for 32nd in qualifying, failed to advance to the final
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