It's not unusual for Cynthia Meyer to hop a flight to West Palm Beach,
Virginia or Atlanta every couple of weeks to train for her Olympic trap and
double trap shooting events. It's the kind of dedication needed to remain
among the elite in the sport.
She'll enter her second Olympics this fall after placing 15th in 1996.
Since then she has steadily improved and posted some very strong results.
She was second at the 1997 world championships in double trap and won the
1998 Atlanta Grand Prix in trap.
Meyer lives and works in New York City as a financial advisor for attorneys
and small law firms. Her mother is a Canadian originally from Vancouver
and the family use to live part of the year at Bowen Island, B.C.
"It's impossible to train in New York," said Meyer, Canada's female shooter
of the year in 1997 and 1998 and an eight-time Amateur Trap Association All
American. "And in the States there are few facilities. It's really
difficult. Up to the Olympics I'll set a a plan to train in Florida,
Atlanta and Virginia."
She's also a late bloomer. She only started shooting in 1987 at age 22
after her father took up the sport.
Women's double trap (120 targets): Cynthia Meyer, Bowen Island, B.C., placed fifth in final.
Women's trap: Sue Nattrass, Edmonton, was ninth in qualifying, failed to advanced; Cynthia Meyer, Bowen Island, B.C., finished in a tie for 10th, did not advance.
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