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Sam Kendricks

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Gender Male
Age 30
Date of birth September 7,1992
Zodiac sign Virgo
Born United States
Height 185 (cm)
Weight 77 (kg)
SpouseLeanne Zimmer
ParentsScott Kendricks
Marni Kendricks
Official site teamkendricks.com
Education University of Mississippi
SiblingsTom Kendricks
Colleg team University of Mississippi
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Sam Kendricks Life story


Sam Kendricks is an American pole vaulter. He is a three-time indoor and six-time outdoor national champion, the 2016 Olympics bronze medalist, and the 2017 World Champion. In 2019, Kendricks set the American pole vault record at 6.06 m, tying him with Steve Hooker for fourth all time.

Sam Kendricks (born September 7, 1992) is an American pole vaulter. He is a three-time indoor and six-time outdoor national champion (2014–2019), the 2016 Olympics bronze medalist, and the 2017 World Champion. In 2019, Kendricks set the American pole vault record at 6.06 m, tying him with Steve Hooker for fourth all time. He later won the gold medal at the World Championships in Doha.

As of August 2016, Kendricks is a first lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve.

Prep


Kendricks vaulted for Oxford High School in Oxford, Mississippi leading his team to the 2009 MHSAA 5A State Championship. He vaulted 17 ft 0 in (5.18 m) to set the state record. He won the state meet outdoors in 2010 and 2011, and indoors in 2011. He also lettered in cross country and soccer. In 2011, he was named the Gatorade boys' high school track and field athlete of the year for Mississippi.

NCAA


While vaulting for the University of Mississippi, Kendricks won the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships. He broke both Ole Miss Rebels pole vault records as a freshman. Kendricks announced that he would be turning pro in 2014.

Professional


2015


Kendricks set his personal best of 5.86 m (19 ft 2+1⁄2 in) at the indoor 2015 Reno Pole Vault Summit. Kendrick uses a hand hold at 15 ft 5 in (4.69 m) and from his performance in Reno claims the "Push-off" World Record at 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m). He won the men's pole vault at 2015 US Outdoor Championships in 5.75 m (18 ft 10+1⁄4 in). He won the prelims of the 2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's pole vault and finished 9th in 5.65 m (18 ft 6+1⁄4 in).

2016


After setting a personal best outdoors at the IAAF World Challenge in Beijing, at 5.92 m (19 ft 5 in) Kendricks won the US Olympic Trials at 5.91 m (19 ft 4+1⁄2 in). At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal. Kendricks also garnered attention during the Olympics when he stopped mid run during a pole vault attempt to stand at attention while "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played.

2017


On June 24, 2017, Kendricks became the 22nd person to join the six meters club by vaulting exactly 6.00 m (19 ft 8 in) while winning the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California.

On December 29, 2017, Kendricks married Leanne Zimmer in Oxford, MS.

2019


On July 27, 2019, Kendricks set the American pole vault record by jumping 6.06 m.

2021


Kendricks tested positive for COVID-19 in the Olympic Village, and had to withdraw from the 2020 Summer Olympics as a result, missing the pole vault competition.

Competition record


See also


6 metres club

References


External links


Sam Kendricks at World Athletics

Sam Kendricks at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)

Sam Kendricks – Ole Miss profile at TFRRS

Sam Kendricks Ole Miss Profile

Sam Kendricks Official Website

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