Meet Jennifer Nichols, an American archer who took part in the Beijing Olympics recently, living her lifelong dream. See photos and a biography of Jennifer Nichols here.
Jennifer was seeded 24th in the finals and got through the first round very easily, beating Indonesian archer Ika Yuliana Rochmawati with 114-101. But, she could not upset Nami Hayakawa who was seeded 9th in the competition.
As a biography, Jennifer Nichols was born on October 4, 1983 in Cheyenne, Wyoming so her age is 24. She started archery at the age of 9 and won her first title at just 15.
Jennifer and her sister Amanda, both of them were coached by professional coach Alexander Kirillov. Her memorable career wins include US National Indoor Championship in 2007 and 2008, World Archery Festival (Las Vegas) Championship in 2003 and the Texas Shootout.
Jennifer’s most memorable moment came when she walked into the Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens during the 2004 Olympics and be the first athlete to do so after the 1896 Olympics. She was placed ninth in her event, losing out in the third round.
In her past time, Nichols enjoys several forms of dances like Ballet, Tap, Irish Step Dance, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical Jazz. She also likes to camping, hiking, fishing and rifle shooting. During her whole career, Jennifer’s biggest inspiration has been her sister as the two participated together and encouraged each other to their best.
Nichols has been blogging her whole experience in Beijing all those days, so you can check out her blog here.
More photos of Jennifer Nichols are below.