Sweden’s Armand “Mondo” Duplantis made the extraordinary look nearly routine but once more as he broke his personal pole vault world report, clearing 6.23 meters on the Eugene Diamond League finale on Sunday.
The efficiency shaved one centimeter off his earlier better of 6.22 set in France in February.
It was the seventh world report for the back-to-back world champion, who soared over the remainder of the sector on the season-ending assembly as EJ Obiena of the Philippines completed second with 5.82 and American Sam Kendricks took third with 5.72.
The followers at Hayward Area held their breath because the Olympic champion Duplantis nudged the bar when he cleared the report top, earlier than erupting with cheers.
Along with his household there to witness the event, Duplantis jumped up and down in pleasure earlier than sprinting to his staff, who hoisted him into the air.
“I don’t keep in mind the leap. I’m useless critical… I simply knew that it was going to be actually shut,” he mentioned in televised remarks.
“I knew that after I was over the bar simply to not panic as a result of I knew I used to be going to should squeeze over slightly bit. I don’t know, I simply appeared up and the bar was nonetheless there – I don’t know, it’s laborious to clarify.”
The record-breaking efficiency was precisely how he wished to finish his extraordinary season after he tried and did not clear his personal report mark on the world championships in Budapest.
He’s anticipated to be one of many largest sights in athletics on the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“It was essentially the most household I’ve had at a contest since highschool. In order that’s an unbelievable feeling, particularly as a result of these are the folks I need to take advantage of proud,” mentioned Duplantis.
“May very well be a worse option to finish (the 12 months). I be ok with it – good to exit with a bang.”
It was the second world report that the group in Eugene witnessed on Sunday, after Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay smashed the ladies’s 5,000 metres world report with a run of 14 minutes 00.21 seconds.
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