Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis, the 23-year-old Swedish world record holder in the pole vault did it again on Saturday. He cleared 6.22 metres and one centimetre at the All Star Perche at the Maison des Sports located in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
The event is a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meet.
🚨 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐃 𝐃𝐔 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐃𝐄 ! 🌎— FFAthlétisme (@FFAthletisme) February 25, 2023
🤩 Phénoménal ! 🇸🇪 Armand Duplantis est sur le toit du monde à Clermont-Ferrand en s'élevant à 6️⃣,2️⃣2️⃣ m !
Il faudra bientôt relever le plafond ! 😱
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It is Duplantis’s sixth time breaking the world record. He also holds the current world record in the outdoor pole vault with his 6.21m height from the 2022 World Athletics Championships that took place in Eugene, Oregon.
Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala set the world lead in the 100 metre sprint in Kenya at Moi Stadium with a 9.81-second finish. He also ran a 9.86 and 9.95 during the preliminary and semi-finals over the weekend.
The 27-year-old owns a lifetime best of 9.77, set two years prior at the same Moi Stadium, which is the Kenyan national record.
Omanyala is looking to approach the world record time of 9.58, which is currently held by Jamaican Usain Bolt from Berlin, Germany in 2009. In an upcoming meet at Moi Stadium, the Commonwealth Games champion hopes to run 9.60 seconds.
He is already well under the 10.00 benchmark for the World Athletics Championships happening this summer in Budapest, Hungary.