K-State’s Erik Kynard is the silver medalist in the 2012 London Olympics in the men’s high jump. Kynard cleared the first three heights with only one miss, and then became one of two competitors to jump seven feet, seven and three quarter inches. He missed his first try at seven feet, nine inches, and Ivan Ukhov of Russia made a clean jump. Kynard would then try two greater heights in attempt to beat Ukhov but missed on both. He becomes the first Wildcat to earn an Olympic medal with remaining eligibility since Thane Baker in 1952.