The old record has stood at 6.18 meters since the beginning of 2020, also jumped by Duplantis during an indoor competition in Glasgow, Scotland. In the pole vault, no distinction is made between indoor and outdoor jumps. At the beginning of February 2020, ‘Mondo’ Duplantis took over the world record from Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie in Torún, Poland, who had reached a height of 6.16 meters in 2014. The son of an American father and a Swedish mother went over that by an inch and was even good for 6.18 a week later in Glasgow.
“It was really hard work the past two years”
In Belgrade, where the World Indoor Athletics Championships will be held in just under two weeks, a new milestone followed two years later. After his successful record attempt, Duplantis jumped off the mat and raised his fist in the air. “It had been coming for a long time. I’ve never had a height that has cost me so much effort, so it’s immensely satisfying,” he reported via World Athletics. “It was really hard work the past two years. I am very happy.”
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The 2018 European champion and Olympic champion from Tokyo wants to complete his list of honors with the world title at the World Championships outdoor in Eugene next summer. At the Tokyo Games last summer, he tried unsuccessfully to jump 6.19. In his own words, he had tried it about fifty times in recent years. The world record came on the day that Ukrainian sports hero Sergei Bubka asked the world for help for his country. Boebka is considered the best pole vaulter ever and held the world record for a long time in the eighties and nineties.
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