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Local Olympian qualifies for men's high jump final

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