Sandra Fong Shoots To Glory

September 10, 2008

Meet Sandra Fong, an American rifle shooter who was in the US national team which went to participate in the Beijing Olympics. See photos, video and a biography of Sandra Fong here.

Sandra had a disappointed tour in China as she could not make it to the finals of the rifle shooting event, finishing 18th in the qualifying round.

“My first two positions were really rocky but in the final kneeling position, I pulled it together and showed off how I really shoot,” she said. “That final round was world class, and I’m here to stay,” said she.

As a biography, Sandra Fong was born on April 15, 1990 in New York so her age is just 18. Going by that, even if she didn’t do well in the Olympics, even reaching there is a big achievement. She qualified in the US trials in the 50m small-bore rifle three-position event.

Sandra was a swimmer in her early life but later switched to shooting while still using swimming for her training. Her younger sister Danielle, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is also competing in China in the Paralympics. Among her achievement, Sandra won the silver in the US National Championships twice and also set the junior record in the 50m bore.

Now that the Olympics are over, Sandra headed off to Princeton for her pre-med major.

More photos and a video of Sandra Fong are below.

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