- The Armand Duplantis pole inflator improves the world record at the World Championships in Eugene by a centimeter to 6.21 metres.
- It is Sweden’s sixth world record overall and third this year.
Armand Duplantis managed to achieve the record height on the second try. In February he jumped 6.19 meters indoors, in March he jumped 6.20 meters. The new record also brings him a $100,000 bonus.
The 22-year-old had already claimed his first gold at the outdoor world championships. He was the only one who mastered the 6-meter mark – after having to accept an extraordinary failed attempt with a height of 5.87 meters. Then he stopped at 6.06 meters before the bar set a world record.
“The audience raised me”
“I got a little tired, and then the audience picked me up again. It was great today,” Duplantis said. The silver and bronze medals were won by Christopher Nielsen (USA) and Ernst Obiena (PHI) by 5.94 meters each.
Prior to his first world record attempt, there was some turmoil because the women’s 4x400m relay was scheduled to take place. But a total of 32 runners from 8 teams, Including the Swiss squadron, they had to wait.
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