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Sam Kendricks Out of Olympics Due to Positive COVID Test

By Adam Brown
Sports Editor

Oxford native and Olympic pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has tested positive for COVID-19 right before competing in his second straight Olympic Games. 

“We are saddened to confirm that Sam has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020,” USOPC News said in a tweet.  “In alignment with local rules and protocols, he has been transferred to a hotel to be placed in isolation and is being supported by USATF and USOPC staff.”

Kendricks was set to take to the air on Friday night at 7:40 p.m. in the qualifying round. 

In 2016, Kendricks won a bronze medal in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. 

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Sports Editor

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