Olympics 2012: Three-Way Tie for Bronze in Men's High Jump

Russian Ivan Ukhov was the clear winner in the 2012 Olympic high jump final. He hasn't jumped as well in recent years, but he made some incredible jumps under this year's Olympic pressure. Ukhov was the only jumper to clear 2.36 meters and 2.38 meters. Not only that, but he cleared those heights on his very first attempts out of the three potential opportunities.

The silver medal went to Erik Kynard, which was not the US jumper expected to medal. The 2011 world champion, Jesse Williams, finished in a surprising ninth place. Kynard didn't even qualify for the finals in the 2011 world championships. He has now made a name for himself and will likely return in Rio to try for a gold.



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