The 23-year-old Olympic champion and world champion jumped six meters for the second time at the domestic Mondo Classic pole vault meeting, and at that moment he was the only one in the competition. He also surpassed 610 for the third time.
“I’m proud, it’s a good debut,” Duplantis told Swedish television SVT. He believes in the world record. “I feel that I am close and I can do it one hundred percent. But it is not that simple,” said the world record holder. Last year in Belgrade he created an indoor maximum of 620 cm and then in Eugene he set an absolute record of 621 cm while winning the title of world champion.
💥 WORLD’S BEST PERF OF THE YEAR!
The king of the pole strikes again! Armand Duplantis sets the new record of the year (6.10m) at home in Sweden. 🇸🇪
The Mondo Classic 2023 has kept all its promises, with even 3 attempts for the world record.
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– Sport in France (@sport_en_france) February 2, 2023
The American KC Ligtfoot and the Filipino Ernest John Obiena, who registered 591, unsuccessfully attempted six-meter jumps in Uppsala.