U.S. Pole Vaulter Stops Mid-Stride To Stand At Attention For The National Anthem

August 22, 2016

U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve, was sprinting down the runway on his way to a vault when he suddenly stopped, dropped his pole and stood at attention for "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Kendricks' patriotic act has drawn praise from many.

Sam Kendricks pole vault anthem

Sam Kendricks pole vault anthem

Kendricks, 23, finished first in the preliminaries and won a bronze medal with a 5.85-meter jump.

(h/t) TODAY

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