Dorothy Lidstone

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Dorothy Lidstone
Medal record
Women’s Archery
Competitor for  Canada
World Championships
Gold 1969 Valley Forge Individual
Silver 1969 Valley Forge Team

Dorothy Lidstone (born Dorothy Wagar, 2 November 1938 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada) is a former World Champion archer who represented Canada.

Lidstone joined an archery club after moving to North Vancouver with her husband in 1962. She was first selected to represent Canada at the 1965 World Archery Championships, later becoming world champion by winning the 1969 World Archery Championships in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, while also winning gold at the national championships in 1969, 1970 and 1971.[1][2] She was unable to compete in the 1972 Olympics, the first to feature archery since 1920, due to a conflict with her job in a bakery.[3][4][5]

Lidstone was elected to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1970, and retired from competition in 1975. The annual Archery Canada award for female athlete of the year is named after her.[6]


  1. ^ "XXVth World Championship Results". World Archery. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ Rhode, Robert (1971). Archery Champions (4 ed.). Texas Archery. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Dorothy (Wagar) Lidstone". BC Sports Hall of Fame. BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Dorothy Lidstone". Canada Sport Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Hardy Ward Wins Archery Championship". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. 18 August 1969. p. 5. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  6. ^ Archery Canada news "Archery Canada Annual Awards: Call for 2012 Nominations". Archery Canada. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-12.