Armand Duplantis wins pole vault gold but fails in quest for world record

Armand Duplantis wins pole vault gold but fails in quest for world record


France TV

The Swede won his second world championship title on Saturday in Budapest with a jump of 6.10m.

He was the huge favorite, and he justified his status. Armand Duplantis won the pole vault competition at the World Championships in Budapest (Hungary), Saturday August 26. The only contender for the title to clear 6.10 meters, the Swede won ahead of the Filipino Ernest John Obiena, silver. Australian Kurtis Marschall and American Chris Nilsen share third place on the podium. Author of a superb competition during which he beat his personal best twice, Thibaut Collet finished fifth (5.90 m).

More than the identity of the winner of the men’s pole vault competition, it was the big question ahead of the Worlds: was Armand Duplantis able to beat his world record again? Once the title in his pocket, “Mondo” tried three times to erase a bar at 6.23 m. Without success. the Swede will have to wait a bit to improve on the historic mark for the seventh time.

Mondo Duplantis, despite an absolutely perfect competition, only broke his own world record for the seventh time.  The Swede failed to pass after 3 tries at 6.23m.

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