Arizona Storytellers: Judi Adams

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 10:15am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:44pm

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Judi Adams, a businesswoman living in Phoenix.

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 

In 1980, Judi Adams made the U.S. Olympic Archery team. But the 1980 boycott of the Moscow games shattered Adams' dream of competing at the games. Four years later, she choked at the trials and didn’t make the team. And after failing to make the teams in 1988 and 1992, Adams retired to have a baby.

The following year she decided to try one more time to compete in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Finally, 16 years after her first try, Adams made the Olympic Archery team for the second time.

Judi Adams is now a businesswoman living in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Aug. 8, 2016, at Valley Bar in Downtown Phoenix.

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