Get pumped for some awesome track & field action! The same day that Emma Coburn earned the first Olympic steeplechase medal for the U.S., Sam Kendricks may take home another medal for Team USA in the men’s pole vault final. Watch a live stream here and see what happens!
Aug. 15 has proved to be an exciting day for the United States track & field team already, but it could be even more awesome thanks to Sam Kendricks. The 23-year-old pole vaulter placed first in the pole vault qualifications, and he’ll be taking on Greece’s Konstadinos Filippidis, Brazil’s Thiago Braz da Silva, and a handful of other tough opponents to see if he can win the gold. He’ll be trying for a medal at 7:35 p.m. ET, so don’t miss it!
But Sam isn’t the only one vying for a medal on Aug.15 — there are two other track & field finals! Allyson Felix will be running the the women’s 400m at 9:45 p.m. ET, a race in which she placed first in the qualifiers as Sam did in his. Looks like we could be seeing two gold medals tonight!
Just before Allyson runs, the men’s 800m final will be taking place at 9:25 p.m. ET. This race features two Americans, Clayton Murphy and Boris Berian. Neither of them were in medal position in the semifinals, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they don’t stand a chance!
Right around the same time that Sam will be competing for the gold, Whitney Ashley is looking to qualify for the discus throw finals at 7:30 p.m. ET with her teammates Shelby Vaughan and Kelsey Card doing the same at 8:50 p.m. ET. Five minutes after the pole vault final starts, Devon Allen, Ronnie Ash, and Jeff Porter will all be competing in the heats for the men’s 110m hurdles starting at 7:40 p.m. ET. So many Americans to root for!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Sam will win the pole vault gold? Which track & field events are you most excited to watch? Tell us below!