Erik Kynard has been around the HJ since his jumping at the World Juniors in 2008, where he jumped 2.10 meters.
His experience in 2011 in Daegu, where he was 14th, gave him that hard earned experience on the elite side of the sport as a senior athlete.
In 2012, Erik Kynard, resplendent in his American theme socks, challenged Ivan Ukhov, the Russian master of the high jump. Ukhov took gold in London, with Kynard right behind him, taking silver with a leap of 2.33 meters.
Erik Kynard was mentored by famed coach Cliff Rovelto, and his pbs of 2.37m outdoors (2015 USATF Oudoors) and 2.33 Meters indoors (Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2011) show his ability to be in the fight in each global championship he attends.
In 2016, Erik took the bronze at Portland World Indoors. Erik placed sixth in the Olympic Games in 2016, at in London, no heighted.
His season has gone well in 2018, with a fifth straight win of the indoor title in Albuquerque on February 17, 2018.
Birmingham is the focus and with his jumping going well, it will be a handful fighting for three medals.
Erik Kynard, Jr. should be right there.