Crowd gathers to welcome Chris Nilsen back from Japan 2020 Olympics

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VERMILLION, S.D. (KELO) — Olympic medalist Chris Nilsen has returned to South Dakota.

Nilsen, a University of South Dakota graduate, won a silver medal in the pole vault at the Tokyo Olympics just days ago. Nilsen went 5.97 meters or 19’7 inches, which is a personal best.

A crowd of supporters gathered to welcome Nilsen back to the USD campus in Vermillion on Friday.

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