Today’s Fremont, Ohio, Messenger, carries a report about the results of the U.S. men’s archery team in the Tokyo Olympics. Fremont native, Jacob Wukie, who attends Grace Community Church (Kevin Pinkerton, lead pastor) in Fremont, is part of the team. Last night, the church was open so that community members could watch the competition. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Olympics: Wukie seeks individual glory after team archery team ousted in quarterfinals
TOKYO – After a loss in the quarterfinal round of the team archery competition, Fremont’s Jacob Wukie will have one last shot at a medal when individual competition begins Tuesday morning.
In what could be his last Olympics, the 35-year-old Wukie will shoot as the 47th seed at around 3:13 a.m. local time against 18 seed Andres Aguilar, a 24-year-old from Chile.
Early Monday morning, Wukie’s team hopes came to an end in the quarterfinals of the three-man team event, losing to eventual bronze medal team Japan, 5-1, after the team defeated France 6-0 in the elimination round.
The Republic of Korea would go on to win gold in the team event 6-0 over Chinese Taipei.
Although Wukie shot into the wee hours of the morning, the Fremont community came together to watch the 2004 Ross graduate at Grace Community Church, where Wukie attends.
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