Duplantis pushes boundaries and breaks pole vault world record | Video

Duplantis pushes boundaries and breaks pole vault world record |  Video

Swede Armand Duplantis has once again challenged the limits of man and set a new pole vault world record after winning the All Star Pole Vault this Saturday in Clermont-Ferrand, France, with a record of 6.22 metres.

Duplantis, current Olympic champion of the specialty, surpassed the previous world record, which he set by one centimeter at a height of 6.21 meters since July 24, 2022, when he became Outdoor World Champion in Eugene (USA).

Since then, the Swede, who had the best score on the indoor track with 6.20 meters, which he jumped at the World Cup in Belgrade last March, has been trying in vain to beat his own record.

Duplantis, who will miss next week’s European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, took advantage of the “Post Vault All Star” organized by the former world record holder and his friend, Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie.

“Mondo” didn’t want to waste, and that the Swede who jumped the first 5.71 meters raised some doubts when he failed above 5.91 on the first attempt.

Height with which the Scandinavian clearly surpassed second, as well as the 6.01 with which Duplantis secured victory against Australian Kurtis Marshall, second with 5.91, and Dutchman Menno Vloon, third with the same mark.

With the win in his pocket, Armad Duplantis, realizing that the goal of the winter season was to set a new world record, demanded the bar be raised to 6.22 metres, an inch more than his record.

The Swede failed on the first attempt, a jump where his right thigh hit the crossbar as he started to fall, and on the second attempt, failing to even reach the crossbar.

Duplantis analyzed two failed attempts together with Renaud Lavillenie, who tried to repair the small imperfections at the foot of the track with the Swede that prevented him from setting the new world record.

Details the Scandinavian corrected and how he overtook on his third attempt, where he clearly overtook, suggests he still has room to improve, the 6.22 meters setting a new world record.

A world record that Duplantis especially celebrated with Lavillenie, the man who took the world record from the legendary Sergey Bubka in 2014 after a jump of 6s16 in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, who eventually melted into an embrace with the Swede on the pad.

In an interview with French newspaper L’Equipe, the Olympic athlete explained:

I have no words for it… It’s amazing. I can’t even remember the last few minutes, or even the last jump.

(With information from EFE)

Source: La Neta Neta