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Rio Olympics: USA’s Sam Kendricks wins bronze in pole vault

USA's Sam Kendricks reacts after a jump during

USA's Sam Kendricks reacts after a jump during the men's pole vault final of the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 15, 2016. Credit: Getty Images / Fabrice Coffrini

Brazil won its second gold of the Rio Games when when 22-year-old Thiago Braz Da Silva upset Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Lavillenie, of France, first set the Olympic record at 5.98 meters, and boosted by the boisterous home fans, da Silva cleared 6.03 to improve on that mark.

Sam Kendricks of the United States took bronze with 5.85.


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