USD alum Chris Nilsen wins silver in Olympics pole vault
TOKYO — University of South Dakota alumnus Chris Nilsen won silver in the pole vault with a personal best of 19 feet, seven inches on Tuesday.
His win at his Olympic debut is the highest pole vault finish by an American since 2004.
Nilsen is a 2020 graduate of USD and is the University’s fourth Olympian.
Armand Duplantis of Sweden won the Olympic gold medal in the pole vault.
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