US Pole Vaulter Abruptly and Patriotically Stops When Hearing National Anthem
Sam Kendricks certainly represented his country well.
Kendricks, 23, is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve who competed in the pole vault at the Summer Games in Rio who immediately came to a stop during a qualifying jump last week when he heard The Star-Spangled Banner.
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 21, 2016
Kendricks is one of 18 members of the U.S. military to compete in these Olympics. He won a bronze medal, but, somehow, we suspect this gesture will live on longer in people’s minds.