Jacob Wukie, who is from the Fremont, Ohio, church and is engaged to the daughter of Pastor Kevin Pinkerton, recently concluded his competition at the London Olympics. Here is an excerpt — to read the entire article click here.
LONDON (BP) — U.S. archers Jacob Wukie and Jennifer Nichols each lost in their second-round matches July 31, ending their Olympics competition in 2012.
“It’s a little bit sad that it’s already over after working so long for this,” Nichols said. “But it’s a season of life. Even though the Olympic Games are an incredible experience, I definitely think that there are also other highlights in life.”
Wukie easily won his first-round match against Jayanta Talukdar of India, 6-0 in three sets. But Norway’s Baard Nesting proved to be a more difficult competitor, beating Wukie 6-2 in four sets.
“I don’t know if maybe the wind changed a little bit and I didn’t notice, or if I started doing something a little different in my shot,” Wukie said after his loss.
The Olymics experience, Wukie’s first, was still a rewarding one, and he completes the Games with a silver medal from the team competition. He is getting married this fall and plans to continue in his archery training and competition.
“Everybody grows up watching the Olympics, so to actually be an Olympian is really an honor,” Wukie said. “Being able to come here and compete at this level is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”