FAYETTVILLE, Ark. – July 23, marks one year from the start of the summer Olympics right here on KARK. 23 athletes with Arkansas ties competed in 2016 and it’s expected there could be just as many in Tokyo.
After medaling at her first Olympic games, pole vaulter Sandi Morris hopes to make it back on the podium in 2020.
“It all comes down to that one day,” says Morris.
The University of Arkansas graduate knows a thing or two about preparing for big moments. It was her final attempt at the pole vault at the 2016 games.
“For a fraction of a second in the air I thought I was a gold medalist,” explains Morris.
The memory is just as vivid as the neon shoes she wore that day in Rio de Janeiro.