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Wicker outraged and calls for justice for Mississippi Olympian Sam Kendricks

Sam Kendricks (Image courtesy of the U.S. Olympic and Parlympic Museum)

On Thursday, Senator Roger Wicker spoke on the Senate floor and called out the injustice of Olympian Sam Kendricks, a pole vaulter from Oxford, Mississippi, being denied the opportunity to compete at the Tokyo Olympics after a single positive COVID-19 test.

Kendricks had tested negative three times before the positive test. After entering quarantine, Kendricks took another COVID-19 test that returned a negative result.

Wicker said he is outraged.  Hear his full remarks in the video below:

Sam posted the following to Instagram about the situation:


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