Name: Cory Niefer
Sport: Shooting (Riffle)
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Favorite Sports Memory: My Personal favourite memory is winning the quota spot for Canada at the 2010 CAT Championships. My other favourite sports memory is Simon Whitfield winning gold at the Sydney Olympics.
How you got involved in your sport: I became involved in the sport of shooting through the cadet movement.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: Watching the Olympics as a kid and being inspired by the spirit of Canadians coming together and rallying behind their athletes.
Favorite Quote: “Perspective, it’s the only thing that matters and the only thing you can change in a second.”
CAN Fund Testimonial: Thank you for the assistance. It will greatly impact my Olympic journey. This funding will help offset the expense of travel in preparation for the Olympics for both my coach and I.
Best Result: Competition Best: 597/600, Training Best 599/600
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be.“Perspective, it’s the only thing that matters and the only thing you can change in a second.”
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? My wife, Shannon, has greatly impacted my athletic career by displaying and teaching me how to balance sport and life.
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you? A Shot at History by Abhinov Bindra
Fun Facts: I was a coach at the Olympics prior to being an athlete at the Olympics where I coached an athlete in the 50 M Men’s Prone event at the 2008 Beijing Games.