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article imageSam Kendricks nominated for 2016 'Male Athlete of the Year'

By Markos Papadatos     Oct 22, 2016 in Sports
American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has been nominated for the coveted 2016 "Male Athlete of the Year" Jesse Owens award.
A Mississippi native, Kendricks took home the bronze medal in pole vault at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he jumped over 5.85 meters.
At the U.S. Olympic Trials that were held in July, he set an Olympic Trials record with a jump over 5.91 meters. At the 2016 World Indoor Championships, Kendricks took home the silver medal.
He is a two-time Diamond League meeting winner, where he became the first American male pole vaulter to win a Diamond League meeting in history.
Aside from his career in pole vault, Kendricks is a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve.
Sam Kendricks chatted with Digital Journal.
To cast your vote for Sam Kendricks, check out the official USATF Zone homepage.
For more information on Olympic bronze medalist Sam Kendricks, follow him on Twitter.
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