Swede Armand Duplantis twice takes World Pole Vault record


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Armand Duplantis twice broke the world pole vault record in back-to-back weeks. First in Torun, Poland then during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland, which is a stop on the World Athletics Indoor Tour.

The American-born Swede vaulted Saturday with an opening 5.50-metre performance and subsequently moved to 5.75m. Before he broke his own world record, he had success also at 5.84m and 6.00m.

His form was near impeccable.

The 20-year-old launched himself over 6.00m while the rest of the field retired for the competition. This was a British All-Comers indoor record.

At 6.18, he took one run at it and cleared the height with what appeared to be much more space, to further the record, perhaps to 6.25m.

He earned $30,000 bonus for the record.

“I felt like I was over it and once I was going over, I knew I had it,” he told World Athletics.






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