On January 19,200 Donald Thomas was in the cafeteria when Carlos Mattis Lindenwood's top high jumper bet him that he can't clear 6'6 like he says he can.
Mattis brought Thomas to the back to the track coach Lane Lohr office to tell him that he had a really good high jumper
Mattis set the bar at 6'6 and 6'8 and Thomas cleared both easily
At the final at Osaka for the world championship, Thomas missed at 7'3 but had more attempts. He made some and missed some as Holm passes all of them without any miss as his father was encouraging and recording him.
After a 6'6 russian named Yaroslav Rybakov went, Thomas was next. He then passed 7'8.5'' and gambled across the track of happiness
A scientist at the Neuromuscular Research Center at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland examined Thomas and came the to the conclusion that Thomas jumps high because of his long stiff achilles tendon and long legs.