This Olympian Saved Her First Kiss for Her Fiance!
Commitment, endurance and strength — these aren’t just what it takes to get through Olympic training, but also the qualities you’d need to save your first kiss until you got engaged! That’s exactly what Jennifer Nichols, a third-time Olympic archer, has done. She told US Weekly that she didn’t have her first kiss (on purpose!) until she was 27 and with her fiance. “I saved my first kiss for the man I knew I was going to marry – my fiance,” Nichols said. “I made that commitment when I was about 13 years old. I knew that I wanted to save my kiss on top of purity. I felt like a kiss was something very special and I wanted to save that.”
Talk about keeping your eye on the target! Nichols met her fiance, Chris Hardy, while the two were attending Texas A&M. So what’s it like training for the Olympics and planning a wedding at the same time? Nichols says her man is helping out with the details and letting her focus on her sport. “Chris is extremely involved in the planning process,” she says. “We Skype like crazy. We email links back and forth of wedding venues and photographers.” This groom gets a gold medal!