Pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks out of Tokyo 2020 due to COVID-19


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Pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks out of Tokyo 2020 due to COVID-19

The father of Sam Kendricks himself, who won the bronze in the pole vault in Rio 2016, confirmed the news via social networks

TOKYO – The World Pole Vault Champion, The American Sam kendricks you will miss the Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19.

The father of Kendricks posted on social media that her son had no symptoms, but was informed in Tokyo that had tested positive and will not be able to compete.

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) confirmed the news, noting that Kendricks he was quarantined in a hotel. Receive support from USOPC and of the United States Athletics Federation.

Kendricks won the bronze medal in Rio 2016 and won gold in the last two world championships. He holds the national record with 6.06 meters (19 feet 10 and a half inches).


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