Former Rebel Sam Kendricks Takes Gold At IAAF World Championship

IAAF on Twitter

@samkendricks dominates the men’s pole vault final at #IAAFworlds, clinching gold for @usatf with a best clearance of 5.95m!

Former Ole Miss Rebel track star, Sam Kendricks has won the men’s pole vault final at the IAAF World Championship in London. With a mark of 5.95 meters (19.52 ft), Kendricks edged out Piotr Lisek from Poland and France’s Renaud Lavillenie, who both posted a mark of 5.89 meters.

Kendricks is no stranger to international competition as he took home the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio by posting a 5.85 mark (19.19 ft). The Olympic team sent their congratulations to their teammate via Twitter. 

U.S. Olympic Team on Twitter

Up, up and AWAY! 👐 Olympic bronze medalist, @samkendricks takes 🥇 in pole vault at #IAAFWorlds!

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