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Thiago Braz wins Olympic bronze medal for Brazil in the men’s pole vault

Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz has a major reason to be proud. He won the bronze medal for Brazil at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in the men’s pole vault. Digital Journal has the recap.

Thiago Braz
Thiago Braz. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli
Thiago Braz. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli

Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz has a major reason to be proud. He won the bronze medal for Brazil at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in the men’s pole vault. Digital Journal has the recap.

Braz was able to clear 5.87 meters on his first attempt, which was sufficient for him to claim the bronze medal. He also tried 5.92 meters three times with no subsequent success. American pole vaulter Chris Nilsen finished in second place with 5.97 meters, and Mondo Duplantis triumphed in first place with 6.02 meters.

“After a big outing on the slopes, I stop and reflect when I rest my head on the pillow! I DID IT! WE DID IT!” Braz exclaimed in a post on Instagram.

At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Braz won the gold medal stunning world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, who took home the silver for France.

To learn more about Thiago Braz, follow him on Instagram.

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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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