US archer J. Mucino-Fernandez was born on December 18th, 2002. The Boston-born Mucino-Fernandez spent his formative years in Mexico City.
At the 2020 Summer Olympics, she competed as an individual for the women’s team.
J. Mucino-Fernandez had been telling her parents for months that she wanted to be an Olympian by the time she was 7.
When she said that she wanted to become the finest athlete in the world, they finally took her seriously and asked her to elaborate.
At the age of 18, Jennifer’s Olympic goal is becoming a reality as she prepares to compete in archery for Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
J. Mucino-Fernandez Chose to Aim for the Olympics
J. Mucino-Fernandez, now an Olympic archer, had never even heard of the sport before deciding to pursue it.
At the age of seven, she had already decided that she wanted to be an Olympian. It didn’t make a difference how strictly I was disciplined.
The only thing she cared about was becoming the best at something. They enrolled her in gymnastics and a diving programme.
Her coaches said it was too late for her to compete at the highest levels of the sport.
Javier Mucio, her father, brought home a magazine about the 2011 Pan American Games, held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Asix-hour drive west of their house in Mexico City, when his daughter was nine years old. Jennifer sat down in front of the TV to watch the competitions.
The one armed with a bow and arrow appeared to be the most entertaining. It was then that she made the decision to take up archery.
The Americas in Tokyo 2020: J. Mucino-Fernandez
Jennifer, if anyone, is the master of her own fate. She made the decision to become an Olympian when she was seven years old, and today.
At age 18, she is accomplishing that dream after only five years of practising archery with the help of her incredibly encouraging parents.
This determined young archer has already shown her potential by training in both Mexico and the United States, and by making the most of her three-meter range at COVID-19.
It’s been nine years, but Mucino has emerged as one of the Olympic field’s brightest stars.
(The longer version of her name appears in her Olympic bio, but Mucino-Fernandez is what she goes by in everyday life.
The Spanish accent marks used by Mucio and Fernández are omitted by her choice.
She was part of the U.S. women’s team that competed on Saturday and was eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual silver medalist Russia.
She faces Anastasiia Pavlova of Ukraine in the round of 32 on Wednesday as she begins her quest for the individual championship.
Fernandez gave up a lot, including her youth and her native country, to make it here.