Wicker outraged and calls for justice for Mississippi Olympian Sam Kendricks

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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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