Ameican pole vaulter Chris Nilsen has a major reason to celebrate. He won the silver medal in the men’s pole vault for Team USA at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Digital Journal has the recap.
A Kansas City, Missouri, native, Nilsen finished in second place with a height of 5.97 meters right behind world record holder Mondo Duplantis who won with a jump over 6.02 meters. Nilsen cleared 5.97 meters on his first attempt, and that was a new personal best for him.
2016 Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz of Brazil finished in third place with a season-best of 5.87 meters, taking home the bronze medal.
Fellow American pole vaulter KC Lightfoot tied for fourth place with Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis, where they both cleared 5.80 meters on their first attempt.
Read More: Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos chatted with Chris Nilsen back in the summer of 2020.