EUGENE, OR (KSNT) – Erik Kynard Jr. couldn’t get over the heat or the Olympic standard in the men’s high jump Sunday.
Kynard made it through the fourth round, clearing 2.27m (7 feet, 5 1/4 inches). However, he couldn’t clear the Olympic standard of 2.33m (7 feet, 7 3/4 inches) in the 102-degree heat.
Kynard made it to the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. He finished silver in 2012, but earned gold after winner Ivan Ukhov, was caught doping. In 2016, he finished 6th.