Name: Elizabeth Longley
CAN Fund #150Women Recipient
Hometown: Waterdown, ON
Sport: Trap Shooting
Best Result: 11th Place World Cup
How did you get involved in your sport?
Through Scouts Canada
Best advice you have received?
Shoot your own game. It means to not worry about what other competitors are doing or how they are doing, and just to focus on yourself and your process.
Do you have any pre-competition superstitions or routines?
I always wear a pair of lucky socks, and I always have a certain things in my vest pocket such as my glasses cleaning cloth, choke wrench etc. I also always re-tie my shoes because they always come undone.
When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada?
I was watching swimming events at the 2008 Olympics on TV and just thought about how amazing it would be to compete for my country.
Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey?
My mother and father ( can’t choose just one)
Tell us how they made a difference and share 3 words that describe who that person is to you.
My mom and dad always push me to do my best and support me through the highs and lows of the sport. They have been my number one fans since I started and they haven’t stopped cheering me on even after all these years. They are there for me, not only in sport, but in every aspect of life. My dad has spent many long hours driving me to shoots, helping me arrange my travels and volunteering at the range in all weather conditions. My parents have given me the world by supporting my dream to become a Canadian athlete. I couldn’t have made it to where I am today without them. Thank you, mom and dad.