Jayhawks in Rio: Kyle Clemons

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

Jayhawk wins gold

Jayhawk Kyle Clemons became the ninth KU track and field Olympic gold medalist on Friday night at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio. The former KU quarter-miler helped Team USA qualify to the final by running the third leg of the 4 x 400 meter relay in the semifinal, clocking an impressive 44.96. The United States went on to dominate in the final, earning Clemons a gold medal in the same way Diamond Dixon earned gold four years ago in London. With the victory, Kyle Clemons becomes KU’s first male Gold medalist since Al Oerter won his fourth career Olympic gold in 1968 in the discus. Relive the excitement of Clemons Olympic experience in Rio below. Congratulations, Kyle! The Jayhawk nation is proud of you and all of our #JayhawksinRio!

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The time is near… #rio2016

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There’s nothing more exhilarating than competing for your country on the world’s biggest stage. I truly appreciate all the love and support from everyone. I’m filled with gratitude to have my dream manifested into reality. #rio2016 #allglorytoGod

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Chegamos perto do ouro … Medalha do simpΓ‘tico Kyle Clemons , medalista do revesamento 400 m, ontem tivemos o prazer em assistir Γ  final . Agora conhecemos o atleta na USA HOUSE – IPANEMA . πŸƒπŸ†πŸƒπŸ†πŸƒ #gold #olympics2016 #olympics #usahouse #usa #brasil #brazil #olimpiadas #olimpiadas2016 #rio #rio2016 #medalhadeouro #goldenmedal #boomspdesign

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