One more centimeter: Duplantis beats himself (again)

Updated Monday, September 18, 2023 – 00:24

The Swedish pole vaulter sets the bar at 6.23 meters and surpasses his record achieved in Clermont-Ferrand in February 2023

The Swedish athlete Armand Duplantis, after breaking the world record in Eugene (USA).EMInterview Armand Duplantis: “I hesitate more at home than just before jumping”

The Swede Armand Duplantis, the pole vault superstar, beat his own world record this Sunday with a mark of 6,23 metros in the final of the Diamond League in Eugene (United States). In the same meeting, the athlete Gudaf Tsegay He broke the world record for the 5,000 meters.

The current two-time world and Olympic champion thus surpassed the previous best record of 6.22 meters, established in Clermont-Ferrand (France) last February 25.

Duplantis, 23 years old, has already broken the world record in the discipline seven times. Five of those records were established indoors while the two outdoors occurred on the track at Hayward Field in the small city of Eugene (Oregon state).

‘Mondo’ Duplantis, the genius born in Lafayette (Louisiana), surpassed himself again in the country where he grew up.

A year ago, the Swede had taken over world gold on this same stage, the only great title that was missing in his already extraordinary career, with a jump of 6.21m which was also a new world record at the time.

17 consecutive victories

This Sunday, Duplantis I first surpassed 6.02m and He then took advantage of the magnificent conditions in Eugene, under bright sunshine and a temperature of around 27 degrees, to fly above 6.23 m on his first attempt and run to celebrate it with the public. Great prodigy of discipline, Duplantis is undefeated in 17 competitions this season.

Since his emergence at the age of 18 at the European Championships in Berlin in 2018, won with a jump of 6.05 m, the Swede has won three world crowns (one of them indoors) and Olympic gold in Tokyo 2021. .

After breaking the record of the Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie in February 2020 (6.17m compared to 6.16m), Duplantis has been improving its record inch by inch in a legendary career under the technical guidance of his parents.

2023-09-17 22:24:38
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