Bang at the end of the World Cup – 6.21 meters: Duplantis jumps a world record – Sport

  • Pole vaulter Armand Duplantis improves the world record at the World Championships in Eugene by one centimeter to 6.21 meters.
  • It is the Swede’s 6th world record overall and 3rd this year.

Armand Duplantis managed the record height in the 2nd attempt. In February he jumped 6.19 meters indoors, in March 6.20 meters. The new record also brings him a bonus of 100,000 dollars.

The 22-year-old had already secured his first outdoor World Championship gold. He was the only one to master the 6-meter mark – after having to accept an unusual failed attempt at 5.87 meters. He then made a stopover at 6.06 meters before he had the bar set for the world record.

“Audience lifted me up”

“I got a little tired, and then the audience lifted me up again. It was just wonderful today, »said Duplantis. Silver and bronze went to Christopher Nilsen (USA) and Ernest Obiena (PHI) with 5.94 meters each.

Before his first world record attempt, there had been some unrest because the women’s 4×400 meter relay was scheduled to take place. But the 32 runners of the 8 teams, including the Swiss squadronwere forced to wait.

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