Armand Duplantis sets new pole vault world record during World Athletics Indoor Tour

Armand Duplantis
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Swedish Olympic champion Armand Duplantis set a new pole vault world record as he cleared 6.22 metres at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting in Clermont-Ferrand, on Saturday. 

The 23-year-old had previously set a personal best of 6.21m at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last year.

Duplantis’ Three Attempts

  • First: 5.71m
  • Second: 6.01m
  • Third: 6.22m (Gold)

This was Duplantis’ 60th time clearing six metres or more. Australia’s Kurtis Marschall came in second place with a jump of 6.10m, followed by Menno Vloon of the Netherlands in third place with a jump of 6.02m. 

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The women’s category was won by Czech Amalie Svabikova, who cleared 4.66m.

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