Local Olympian qualifies for men's high jump final

Local Olympian qualifies for men's high jump final
Erik Kynard's mom Brandynn Adams watching her son compete in the men's high jump qualifier at 2016 Rio Olympics (Source: WTOL)
Erik Kynard's mom Brandynn Adams watching her son compete in the men's high jump qualifier at 2016 Rio Olympics (Source: WTOL)

(WTOL) - Local Olympian Erik Kynard is in the spotlight this morning after a great performance in Rio.

Kynard is now among 15 of the men who qualified for the men's high jump final, which will be held on Tuesday.

A silver medalist for the U.S. in 2012, Kynard equaled the highest leap Sunday of two-point-two meters, which he cleared on his first attempt.

Stay with WTOL 11 as Kynard's hometown cheers him on. 

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