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Mid-South Olympian Shelby McEwen qualifies in men’s high jump

Mid-South Olympian Shelby McEwen qualifies in men’s high jump
Mid-South Olympian Shelby McEwen qualifies in men’s high jump((Source: WLBT))
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 11:03 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Mid-South Olympian Shelby McEwen is one step toward a chance at an Olympic medal.

The Abbeville, Mississippi native made his Olympic debut Thursday night, competing in the qualifying round of the men’s high jump. He cleared the bar at more than 7 feet 5 inches.

McEwen will go for the gold Sunday morning at 5:10 a.m.

Friday morning, another Mid-South athlete competes in Tokyo. Raven Saunders will have her qualifying event in Women’s Shot Put. That is at 5:25 a.m.

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