The Swedish Armand Duplantis, world pole vaulter with a 6.18 meter mark, stood at the doors of improving his registration at the meeting organized by the French Renaud Lavillenie, exhibitor of the universal stop, in Clermont Ferrand.
Duplantis, as happened on Wednesday at the Lievin meeting, was close to placing the record at 6.19, but could not achieve it by very little in the three attempts on that height before an absolutely delivered pavilion.
Just over a week after he placed the world top in Glasgow at 6.18, ‘Mondo’ tried again. He passed the different heights without any problem, with remarkable clarity, and after exceeding 6.01 he was alone in liza after Lavillenie himself, who had marked his top of the season at 5.87, and the American Sam Kendricks , make three nulls.
The Swede, who began his contest on 5.65, stayed very close, but again showed great possibilities to improve the world record to heights until recently unimaginable. The young prodigy announces many more moments for history.
The American Sandy Morris won the women’s competition. Winner also in Lievin, prevailed on this occasion with 4.80, height that exceeded the third attempt, and then could not with 4.93, far from the world record that compatriot Jenny Suhr has with 5.02.
Cuban Yarisley Silva, world champion in Beijing 2015 and Olympic runner-up in London 2012, and Slovenian Tina Sutej, achieved a 4.74 mark. .