Langley's Olympic sharpshooter is home from London.
Dorothy Ludwig finished 34th in women's 10-metre air pistol shooting at the London Games, which wrapped up Sunday with closing ceremonies.
By making her Olympic debut, Ludwig followed the path of her father, the late Bill Hare, who competed in the 1964, '68 and '72 Games.
"The opportunity to attend the Olympics was extremely rewarding, and I know I had my family, friends and community behind me," Ludwig wrote, in an email to the Langley Advance on Thursday.
"It was a real thrill to be able to live with, train with, and compete with the best in the world, and I put my best effort in and was able to come home smiling.
"I am proud of my accomplishments, and although I didn't come home with the gold medal, I did come home with a golden experience."
Regarding her 34th place result in a field of 49 athletes, Ludwig wrote, "I made a few mistakes, learned from them, and did my best to recover. I am proud of the Olympic legacy that my father left for my sister and I to continue. With any luck I'll be going to Rio in 2016, but there is still a lot of hard work and training ahead of me."
The Langley Rugby Club will begin registration for the upcoming fall league season, in conjunction with the Fraser Valley Rugby Union and BC Rugby.
Senior men's registration begins Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. with a practice to follow.
Youth registration gets underway Saturday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. with touch rugby to follow.
Youth rugby is open to boys who are ages 14-19.
Visit www.langleyrugby.com for more information and to learn about the local rugby club.
BLADES READY TO HIT ICE
The Langley Blades speedskating club is holding registration for its upcoming season Friday, Aug. 24 from 5: 30-8: 30 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Centre.
The club welcomes all skaters ages five and older.
No experience is necessary. For more information contact Rebecca Meeks at email@example.com or visit the club's website, www.langleybladesspeedskating.ca