Duplantis started the Diamond League with the pole vault world record


Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record by registering at the start of the Diamond League circuit in Xiamen (China) a mark of 6.24 meters, one centimeter more than the previous record, which he also held.

The 24-year-old Swede dominated the tournament from the start without much opposition. In fact, he started with a jump of 5.62, a mark that only five of the ten registrants reached.

The Swedish jumper, unbeaten in the indoor season, took the win with his second jump of 5.82 meters but looked confident of breaking his own world record. The next step was 6 meters and, on the first attempt, he reached 6.24.

American Sam Kendricks, double world champion, reached 5.82 meters on his second attempt. He then tried to reach six meters but none of his three jumps cleared the barrier.

At 6.24 meters, Duplantis, double outdoor world champion and Olympic champion in Tokyo, broke the pole vault world record for the eighth time in Xiamen improve by one centimeter the previous record he held himself since he reached 6.23 at the close of the 2023 Diamond League in Eugene (United States).

Source: La Verdad


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