Duplantis fixes pole vault world record in his own name

Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis fixes a world record in his own name at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Sunday (20/3).

Duplantis successfully made a 6.2-metre jump on his third attempt in boisterous conditions at the Stark Arena to improve on his previous record by 1 cm.

The Swede started the competition at a height of 5.6 meters and easily overcame his opponents.

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Then, American pole vaulter Chris Nielsen missed 5.95 meters and Brazil’s Thiago Braz missed 6.05 meters.

Duplantis then requested that the height be increased to 6.2 meters but he failed the first two attempts as the stadium was rumbling due to the 4×400 meter athletics race.

After the atmosphere subsided, Duplantis took a deep breath and started running to make a jump. the audience roared again after the Swedish athlete managed to break the world record in his own name.

The 22-year-old had said when he set the world record 6.19 meters last March 7 that he was planning to break the record again.

Duplantis has held the world record since February 2020 when he jumped 6.17 meters in Poland and then 6.18 meters in Glasgow in just a week. (AFP/OL-1)