Review: Sam Kendricks wins the 2019 IAAF Diamond League in Doha Special

Posted May 3, 2019 by Markos Papadatos
On Friday, May 3, American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks triumphed in the men's pole vault at the IAAF Diamond League competition in Doha.
Sam Kendricks
Sam Kendricks
Photo Courtesy of Daniel Mitchell
Kendricks was able to clear the bar at 5.80 meters on his second attempt, which was sufficient for the win. Kendricks was also able to clear the previous height, 5.71 meters, on his first attempt, which also would have been enough to win the competition.
2016 Olympic gold medalist, Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz, came in second place with 5.71 meters, which he cleared on his second try. Braz also made three attempts at 5.80 meters with no success. Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek finished in fourth place with 5.46 meters.
The next Diamond League event will take place in Shanghai, China, and it will feature the women's pole vault competition on May 18.
Read More: In March of 2019, Digital Journal chatted with Scott Kendricks, the father of Sam Kendricks, who also serves as his coach.
Scott Kendricks  Sam Kendricks and Bruce Caldwell
Scott Kendricks, Sam Kendricks and Bruce Caldwell
Photo Courtesy of Bruce Caldwell