Kendricks has cleared 5.85 meters on his first attempt, but subsequently failed to clear two attempts at 5.90 meters, and his remaining attempt at 5.95 meters. Indoor world record holder and French athlete Renaud Lavillenie was victorious with 5.90 meters, which he cleared on his second attempt, thus winning the gold medal. Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek came in third place with 5.85 meters, earning the bronze, due to the countback rule.
On February 25, 2018, Kendricks was tied as the world leader in the sport with French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, both of which cleared 5.93 meters in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Ironically enough, at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in track and field, that were held in Portland, Oregon, the same three athletes earned the same three medals: gold for Lavillenie, silver for Kendricks and bronze for Lisek.
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