100 days of Kansas City-area Olympians: Jennifer Nichols, archery

Jennifer Nichols
Jennifer Nichols
Posted at 7:00 AM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 12:21:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jennifer Nichols shot her way to three consecutive Olympics Games.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1983, Nichols qualified for the 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics in archery.

She finished as high as ninth during the 2004 Olympics Games in the individual competition and as high as sixth in the team competition at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Nichols tied the 12-arrow, single-round record on Aug. 12, 2008, during the opening round at the Beijing Games, scoring 114 points out of a possible 120.

Among other international experience, Nichols won the individual gold at the 2007 Pan-American, adding a team bronze medal at the meet.

She also took part in the 2003 gold-medal archery team at the 2003 Pan-American Games and later struck gold with a mixed team at the 2012 World Cup Final.

Nichols, a Texas A&M graduate, was a three-time All-American and three-time U.S. Intercollegiate Archery champion.

The Kansas City region has a deep, rich history with respect to the Olympic Games. As the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games approach with the Opening Ceremony scheduled for July 23, we will profile an athlete with ties to Kansas City, Missouri or Kansas each day.

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