Former Kansas track & field sprinter Kyle Clemons became the latest Jayhawk to capture a gold medal on Saturday, after the United States won the 4x400-meter relay event inside Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Clemons, who did not run in the final, earned gold by way of his third-leg performance in the relay's semifinal heat Friday.
Clemons becomes the ninth KU track & field Olympic Gold medalist and the school's first male gold-medal winner since Al Oerter won the discus in Mexico City in 1968.
The victory also marks the second-consecutive Olympic Games a Jayhawk has stood atop the podium. Diamond Dixon earned a gold medal with the women's 4x400-meter relay at the London Games four years ago.