Canadian shooting team selected for 6th FISU world university championship

TORONTO (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Monday McMaster’s Elizabeth Longley and Sebastian Robinson of Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) will represent Canada at the 6th FISU world university shooting championship. The event will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Sept. 14-18.

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Longley (Waterdown, Ont.), will compete in the women’s trap shooting event while Robinson (Calgary, Alta.) will take part in men’s 10-metre air rifle.

The duo will be accompanied by Team Leader Lisa Borgerson, who served as head coach at the 2015 Summer Universiade – her third consecutive FISU Games as a member of the Canadian staff.

“I feel privileged to be able to introduce this calibre of competition to our shooters and provide a positive environment that will allow our athletes to focus their attention on performing their best,” said Borgerson. “An event of this magnitude has many obstacles and challenges. It is as much about preparing athletes for future success as it is about achieving those successes.”

Name                            University           Hometown                  Academics

Elizabeth Longley           McMaster           Waterdown, Ont.            Science

Sebastian Robinson          SAIT                 Calgary, Alta.               Mechanical Engineering

Team Leader: Lisa Borgerson