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Review: Sam Kendricks wins pole vault at 2019 World Championships in Doha (Includes first-hand account)

Kendricks was able to clear 5.97 meters on his third and final attempt. The countback rule was in Kendricks’ favor, where he triumphed over Swedish teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis, who also cleared 5.97 meters.

Polish pole vaulter Piotr Lisek finished in third place with a clearance of 5.87 meters, taking home the bronze medal.

This marks Kendricks’ second consecutive World Championship win, as he previously won the gold medal for the United States at the IAAF World Championships in London in the summer of 2017. Kendricks was also the world leader this year with 6.06 meters, which was an American record that he set in July of 2019 at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa; moreover, Kendricks was the 2019 Diamond League champion this summer.

Sam Kendricks at the 2019 World Championships in Doha

Sam Kendricks at the 2019 World Championships in Doha
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Ironically enough, Digital Journal had predicted that Kendricks and Mondo Duplantis were the “Ones to Watch” in Doha and they both won gold and silver medals respectively.

Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz finished in fifth place with 5.70 meters.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 17,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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