Canada’s Derek Drouin wins high jump gold medal

Gold: Derek Drouin (Canada) Silver: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) Bronze: Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine) Canadas Derek Drouin won the mens high jump gold medal Tuesday night. He cleared his first jump at every height up through his winning mark, 2.38m (7 feet, 9 inches). Mutaz Essa Barshim's best mark, 2.36m (7-8 ), earned him the silver medal. He celebrated by doing a backflip. 2012...
Via CSN Chicago
August 16, 2016

Know your Olympians: Erik Kynard, Jr.

The two-time NCAA champion and Olympic silver medalist will go for gold in Rio. Kansas State has a long tradition of success at the Olympics, dating all the way back to 1920. 24 Wildcats have represented their countries at the Olympics so far, winning eight medals in total. This year, seven current and former Kansas State track and field athletes have qualified for the 2016 Games...
Via Bring on the Cats
August 05, 2016

Q&A with Erik Kynard

Which Olympic athlete has the best body? I would say Sanya Richards-Ross. Or Serena Williams. What are you most excited to do outside of competition in Rio? I am excited to see the Opening Ceremony. It will be interesting to see how it compares to London, with all of the cultural differences. What are your pre-race rituals? I try to chill out and listen to music. I also usually try...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Erik Kynard advances to Rio Olympics, jumping 7-6 in Olympic trials

Kynard won easily in Eugene.
Via The Oregonian
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic Trials: Erik Kynard wins men's high jump final

Erik Kynard wins the men's high jump final. Kynard, Bradley Adkins and Ricky Robertson qualify for the Rio Games.
Via CSN Chicago
July 10, 2016

ECU senior wins title with mind-blowing high jump

East Carolina University's Avion Jones took flight at the American Athletic Conference and set a new record in the high jump, clearing a bar set 2.31 meters above the ground (or seven feet and seven inches). 
Via FOX Sports
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic medalist Erik Kynard inspires at USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships

U.S. Olympic high jump silver medalist Erik Kynard was on hand to encourage and inspire young people competing on Saturday.
Via USA Track & Field
March 13, 2015

Erik Kynard: Unfinished Business

Olympic silver medalist and three-time USATF Champion Erik Kynard has already made a name for himself on the world stage. After taking home silver in London at just 21 years old as a college junior, the high jumper has made three U.S. teams in his young but illustrious career.
Via USA Track & Field
February 27, 2015

High Jumper Erik Kynard named Athlete of the Week

Olympic high jumper Erik Kynard earns USATF Athlete of the Week after matching a personal best for the silver medal at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha, Qatar, May 9.
Via USA Track & Field
May 13, 2014

#AskUSATF with Erik Kynard (@erik_kynard)

A transcript from #AskUSATF with Erik Kynard.
Via USA Track & Field
January 22, 2014

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