American Olympian Using Fort Worth-Made Track Equipment

An Olympian from Mississippi won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio using a pole manufactured in Fort Worth.

In 2014, American track and field athlete Sam Kendricks became the first American to to earn a medal in pole vaulting in 12 years. Fast forward to 2016, when Kendricks, 23, cleared the high bar at 19 feet and 2¼ inches.

The 16-foot-1-inch pole Kendrick used earned him a bronze medal.

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