Duplantis, who also holds the indoor world record of 6.18 meters set in Glasgow in February, came to the world scene after breaking age-group records while winning the silver medal at … Swedish vaulter Armand Duplantis soars to a new outdoor pole vault world record and sets a new high of 6.15m at the Rome Diamond League meeting. Pole vaulter Duplantis broke Renaud Lavillenie’s world record when he jumped 6.18 metres in indoor clearance in February 2020. Not content with the indoor pole vault world record, 20-year-old Swede Armand Duplantis has now broken the outdoor mark. Duplantis, who is from a family of elite athletes, all of whom attended Louisiana State University, spent his boyhood summers in his mother’s native Sweden, competing for a track and field club there. "I hit the mat but I haven't really fallen back to earth," Duplantis. He’s following in his mom’s footsteps. Duplantis of Louisiana is the world’s best pole-vaulter, but he will represent Sweden instead of the United States at the Olympics. With a vault of 6.18 meters, Armand Duplantis broke the world pole vault record on Saturday for the second time in eight days. 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The American-born son of a US pole vaulter has had an excellent year and remains unbeaten since the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha. O’Brien recovered to win the gold medal in 1996. Armand Duplantis reacts as he breaks the world record in Glasgow. Armand Duplantis, known as Mondo, cleared 6.17 meters on the pole vault at the Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, to set a world record. The point is to jump high and elevate the sport.”, On Saturday, Duplantis told the website of track’s world governing body that the record was “something that I wanted since I was 3 years old. Duplantis, a world silver medallist in Doha last year, set a world record by clearing 6.17m in Torun, Poland, in February and then bettered that by one centimetre in Glasgow the same month. Duplantis who holds the world indoor record … Armand Duplantis. Armand Duplantis cleared a world record of 6.18m in Glasgow on Saturday (15) afternoon . The 20-year-old American-bord Swede cleared the bar during his second attempt with room leftover. The Armand Duplantis story: How a child phenomenon became pole vault world record holder American-Swede set a world record of 6.17 metres after first trying the sport when he was just four years old Image: Getty. In part, he was swayed by wanting to follow in his mother’s footsteps. The US born 20-year-old, … Updated 1016 GMT (1816 HKT) September 18, 2020. Duplantis cleared 6 meters, 15 centimeters (20 feet, 2 inches) at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meet in Rome with his second attempt, besting Bubka's mark of 6.14 meters (20 … But he will wear the blue and gold uniform of Sweden, his mother’s home country, instead of the red, white and blue of the United States. Armand “Mondo” Duplantis has realised a lifetime dream as he broke the pole vault world record by soaring 6.17 metres on his second attempt at a World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting. He won the gold medal at the 2018 European Championships with a height of 6.05 metres (a new under-20s world record), and the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. Armand Duplantis has raised the bar in pole vaulting again, as he broke the world record for a second time in one week at the World Athletics Indoor meet in Glasgow, where he set a new high of 6.18m. One bad day, trouble with his technique or adverse weather conditions would present the risk of having to wait another four years to compete in the Summer Games. In February, Duplantis broke the indoor pole vault record when he leapt over 6.17 m and then later in September jumped 6.15 m to break Sergey Bubka's long-standing outdoor record at the Rome Diamong League meet. Famously, the decathlete Dan O’Brien, who was an Olympic gold-medal favorite in 1992, failed to qualify for the 10-event discipline at the Barcelona Games when he could not clear a height in the pole vault at the Olympic trials in New Orleans. The American-born Swede, who cleared 6.18 metres on Saturday (15 February) in Glasgow, nearly added a centimetre to his best but knocked the bar over with his shin on his second attempt at 6.19m in Liévin, France. Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won't put a 'cap' on how high he can jump. ', Bruce Maxwell took a knee and then his life unravelled in Trump's America, Pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis won't put a 'cap' on how high he can jump, READ: Top pole vaulters compete in their own backyards. Rafal Oleksiewicz/PressFocus/MB Media, via Getty Images, told the website of track’s world governing body. Sweden’s Armand Duplantis set a world pole vault record of 6.18 metres at an indoor meeting in Glasgow on Saturday, adding one centimetre to the record he set in Poland last week. A vaulting phenom from the age of 7 with dual citizenship, Duplantis had to choose which country to represent in international competitions. Armand Duplantis, a 20-year-old Louisiana native who has been as shrewd in choosing the nation he represents as he has been in choosing his fiberglass poles, broke the world record in the pole vault on Saturday with a jump of 20 feet 2 ¾ inches, or 6.17 meters. He vaulted to 6.17-metres and 6.18m during back-to-back weekend meets, the latter in Glasgow in February, before the pandemic struck. Duplantis set world records on back-to-back Saturdays in February. Competing in just his second competition of the 2020 season, the 20-year-old Swede added one centimetre to the mark set by Renaud Lavillenie in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 2014. Duplantis, the 20-year-old who won silver at last year’s world championships in Doha, cleared the bar with something to spare. There shouldn’t be anything wrong with that.”, Sam Kendricks of Oxford, Miss., the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and a two-time world champion, told The New York Times in 2017 that Mondo Duplantis’s decision was a “very professional way of looking at it.”, “I know a lot of people are going to say, ‘Why don’t you compete for the United States?’” Kendricks said. Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis has broken the men's world record with a height of six metres, 17cm. Having broken his own indoor pole vault world record in February this year, at … Both are world record holders. The 21-year-old Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis, an American born Swedish pole vaulter, leapt to fame when he broke the world record twice in 2020. Armand Duplantis came agonisingly close to setting a third pole vault world record in the span of just 11 days, but ultimately settled for a win on the World Athletics Indoor Tour.. Mondo Duplantis broke his own world record in the pole vault on Saturday, clearing a height of 6.18 meters at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. After clearing 6.15m to set a new men's pole vault world record in September, Sweden's Armand Duplantis will settle for nothing less than gold at … “Every time, there’s a disaster or someone comes up that no one knows about.”, Greg Duplantis, who was an All-American pole-vaulter at L.S.U., said most people he had encountered had been fine with Mondo’s decision, though “you get a few disgruntled people.”, “I’m expecting some backlash for the Olympics,” he said. Just a week since smashing the mark with his 6.17m in Torun, the Swedish superstar soared over the bar with reams to spare in his first attempt at the new height. Armand Duplantis may only be 20 years old but he is already a track and field superstar. Armand Duplantis broke the outdoor pole vault world record. Among other things, Duplantis’s decision is a cunning bit of strategy. At an indoor meet in Torun, Poland, Duplantis edged by a centimeter the previous record set in 2014 by Renaud Lavillenie of France, the 2012 Olympic champion. Armand Duplantis broke the pole vault world record for the second Saturday running when he soared to an amazing 6.18m on his first attempt at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix this afternoon. “I don’t quite get it. Watch 20-year-old Swede Armand Duplantis break the pole vault world record after clearing 6.18m at the Athletics Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. (CNN)Armand Duplantis may only be 20 years old but he is already a track and field superstar. Armand Duplantis, known as Mondo, cleared 6.17 meters on the pole vault at the Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, to set a world record. Duplantis, nicknamed "Mondo" and heralded as the next Usain Bolt for his potential to light up the sport, failed to best Sergey Bubka's previous world record of 6.14 meters (20 feet 1.7 inches) on his first attempt, but broke the 26-year-old record with a 6.15 meters (20 feet 2.1 inches) vault on his second. Armand "Mondo" Duplantis (born 10 November 1999) is an American-born Swedish pole vaulter and the current world record holder with a height of 6.18 metres. Having broken his own indoor pole vault world record in February this year, at the Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday the Swede broke the outdoor world record too. “But that’s not the point of it for him. But he also understood the risks of trying to qualify for the Olympics for the United States with its trials format. “I can’t say that wasn’t in the back of my mind,” Greg Duplantis, Mondo’s father and coach, said on Saturday in a telephone interview from Lafayette, La. Sweden's Armand Duplantis set a new pole vault outdoor world record of 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday. A former child phenomenon, he holds world records at every age level from under 7 to under 12, while by 18 he had cleared 6 meters. Nicknamed ‘Mondo’, Armand Duplantis was not only immensely consistent during the 2020 Diamond League, the 21-year-old broke legendary Sergey Bubka’s 26-year-old outdoor world record in September 2020. Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis broke Sergey Bubka's 26-year-old outdoor world record. It’s a big year, but it’s a good way to start it.”, Armand Duplantis Breaks the Pole Vault World Record. Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, a 20-year-old Swede raised in Louisiana, broke a six-year-old record in the pole vault at an indoor meet on Saturday. Duplantis twice broke the world record in 2020. Armand Duplantis claimed a silver medal at the World Championships in Doha last October. Sweden, along with many countries, has a more forgiving Olympic selection process that is not determined by a single trials performance. Duplantis won gold as a 15-year-old in the boys' pole vault at the 2015 World Youth Championships and holds a number of age group world bests. 17 SEP 2020 Report Duplantis scales 6.15m in Rome, world's highest ever outdoor vault Having now broken the outdoor record, Duplantis was glad to move on. If he had sought to represent the United States at the Olympics, Duplantis would have had to finish among the top three vaulters at the Olympic track and field trials in June. Duplantis began celebrating breaking the world record before he'd even hit the crash mat. Reigning European champion Armand Duplantis has put on auction the bib number he wore when he set his first world record in the pole vault to raise money towards battling the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of top American vaulters have been left heartbroken by a disappointing performance at the trials. By George Ramsay, CNN Video produced by Noura Abou Zeinab, CNN… Armand Duplantis broke the world record in the pole vault, clearing 6.17m at the Orlen Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland, the fourth stop of the World Athletics Indoor Tour, on Saturday (8).. Seoul 1988 gold medallist and six-time world champion Sergey Bubka was the first man to clear six metres and broke the pole vault world record 17 times in the 1980s and 90s.. Armand Duplantis, the American-Swede pole vault star broke the world record in pole vault when he cleared 6.15 metres to win the Rome Diamond League meet to continue his high-flying season. Sweden’s Armand Duplantis soared into the history books yet again on Saturday evening as he cleared an incredible 6.17m to break the world pole vault record in Poland. 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