US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks stops mid-run for Star Spangled Banner


Now, this is the side of American sportsmanship we needed to see after the Ryan Lochte shenanigan.

American pole vaulter, and Army reservist, Sam Kendricks was running toward an attempt at the pole vault when he stopped, dropped his pole and stood for the Star Spangled Banner.

Fortunately for Kendricks, the interrupted run was in the qualifying round. He went on to win a bronze medal Sunday at the Rio Olympics.