Armand Duplantis Breaks Pole Vault World Record

Armand Duplantis of Sweden, who already had the pole vault world title, broke the previous mark in Oregon by clearing 6.21 meters.

The 22-year-old Olympic champion cleared 6 meters for the first time to win the gold medal. 

None of Duplantis’ competitors were able to surpass 5.94m.

On his second attempt, Duplantis broke his own world mark of 6.20m, which he had set in March in Belgrade.

Duplantis has already broken the world record five times.

Since the famous Sergey Bubka initially cleared 6.14 meters in Sestriere, Italy, in 1994, this achievement was the first time the record had been set outdoors.


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