Shooting

Lynda Kiejko, Canadian shooter, wins gold medal

Canadian shooter Lynda Kiejko won gold in the women's 10-metre air pistol at the Pan Am Games on Sunday.

Canuck takes victory in 10-metre air pistol at Pan Ams

Canada's Lynda Kiejko won gold in the 10-metre air pistol event. (Canadian Shooting Stars)

Canada's Lynda Kiejko won gold in the women's 10-metre air pistol at the Pan Am Games on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Calgarian finished with a score of 195.7, just ahead of Mexico's Alejandra Zavala, who had a 194.3 tally.

Lilian Castro of El Salvador was third at 172.0.

It's Kiejko's second Pan Am medal. She captured bronze in the same event in 2003.

Canada has won the gold in this event at the last three Pan Am Games. In Guadalajara in 2011, Kiejko's sister, Dorothy Ludwig, won and in 2007 in Rio, Avianna Chao took the title.

With the win, Kiejko has secured a spot for the Olympics in Rio 2016.

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