Armand DUPLANTIS

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Sweden Sweden
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    10 NOV 1999
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14679502
Silver medallist Armand Duplantis at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Men's Overall Ranking 2 1524
Men's Pole Vault 1 1524

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's Overall Ranking 1 for 72 weeks
Men's Pole Vault 1 for 75 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
100 Metres 10.69 * NWI Lafayette, LA (USA) 23 MAR 2018 950
100 Metres 10.57 * +2.1 Alexandria, VA (USA) 26 APR 2018 1006
Pole Vault 6.15 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 17 SEP 2020 NR 1308
Long Jump 7.15 * NWI Natchitoches, LA (USA) 27 APR 2017 924
Long Jump 7.15 * +2.7 Baton Rouge, LA (USA) 06 MAY 2017 938

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
Pole Vault 6.18 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 15 FEB 2020 WR, AR, NR 1317

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Pole Vault 6.10 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 06 JUN 2021 1294

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Pole Vault 6.10 Atletska dvorana, Beograd (SRB) 24 FEB 2021 1294

Outdoor

Pole Vault

Performance Place Date
2021 6.10 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 06 JUN 2021
2020 6.15 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 17 SEP 2020
2019 6.00 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 11 MAY 2019
2018 6.05 Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 12 AUG 2018
2017 5.90 Austin, TX (USA) 01 APR 2017
2016 5.51 Norrköping (SWE) 13 JUL 2016
2015 5.30 Pascual Guerrero, Cali (COL) 19 JUL 2015

Indoor

Pole Vault

Performance Place Date
2020/21 6.10 Atletska dvorana, Beograd (SRB) 24 FEB 2021
2019/20 6.18 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 15 FEB 2020
2018/19 5.92 Fayetteville, AR (USA) 22 FEB 2019
2017/18 5.88 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 25 FEB 2018
2016/17 5.82 New York, NY (USA) 11 MAR 2017
2015/16 5.49 LSU Field House, Baton Rouge, LA (USA) 06 FEB 2016
2014/15 5.11 Baton Rouge, LA (USA) 21 FEB 2015

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Pole Vault 5.97 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 01 OCT 2019

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Pole Vault 5.70 Birmingham (GBR) 04 MAR 2018

Honours - World U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 5.82 Ratina Stadium, Tampere (FIN) 14 JUL 2018
3. Pole Vault 5.45 Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz (POL) 23 JUL 2016

Honours - World U18 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 5.30 Pascual Guerrero, Cali (COL) 19 JUL 2015

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 6.05 Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 12 AUG 2018

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 6.02 Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 04 JUL 2021
1. Pole Vault 6.01 Bislett Stadion, Oslo (NOR) 01 JUL 2021
1. Pole Vault 5.82 Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha (QAT) 25 SEP 2020
1. Pole Vault 6.15 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 17 SEP 2020
1. Pole Vault 6.00 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2020
1. Pole Vault 6.07 Place de l'Europe, Lausanne (SUI) 02 SEP 2020
1. Pole Vault 6.01 Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 23 AUG 2020
1. Pole Vault 6.00 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 14 AUG 2020
1. Pole Vault 5.93 Cobb Track and Angell Field, Palo Alto, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019
1. Pole Vault 5.86 Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 10 JUN 2018

Honours - European Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 6.05 Arena, Toruń (POL) 07 MAR 2021

Honours - European U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 5.65 Grosseto (ITA) 23 JUL 2017

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Pole Vault 5.63 Friidrottsarena, Uppsala (SWE) 16 AUG 2020
Results in:

Pole Vault

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
24 APR 2021 LSU Alumni Gold, LSU Bernie Moore Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA USAUSA F F 1. 5.90
19 MAY 2021 60th Ostrava Golden Spike, Mestský Stadion, Ostrava CZECZE A F 1. 5.90
23 MAY 2021 Müller Grand Prix Gateshead, International Stadium, Gateshead - Diamond Discipline GBRGBR GW F 2. 5.55
06 JUN 2021 FBK Games, Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo NEDNED A F 1. 6.10
22 JUN 2021 Karlstad GP, Tingvalla IP, Karlstad SWESWE C F 1. 6.00
01 JUL 2021 Bislett Games, Bislett Stadion, Oslo - Diamond Discipline NORNOR GW F 1. 6.01
04 JUL 2021 Bauhaus-Galan, Olympiastadion, Stockholm - Diamond Discipline SWESWE GW F 1. 6.02

Pole Vault Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
31 JAN 2021 ISTAF Indoor Düsseldorf, ISS Dome, Düsseldorf GERGER C F 1. 6.01
06 FEB 2021 Perche Elite Tour, Complexe Kindarena, Rouen FRAFRA C F3 1. 6.03
09 FEB 2021 Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin - Indoor Meeting FRAFRA A F 1. 5.86
24 FEB 2021 Serbian Open Indoor Meeting 2021, Atletska dvorana, Beograd SRBSRB D F 1. 6.10
06 MAR 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Arena, Toruń POLPOL A Q1 4. 5.60
07 MAR 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Arena, Toruń POLPOL A F1 1. 6.05

Last updated: 18 September 2021

Born: 10 November 1999. Coaches: Greg and Helena Duplantis


The third son of former pole vaulter Greg Duplantis and former heptathlete Helena (née Hedlund), Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis was born into an athletic family. His older brothers Andreas and Antoine were introduced to pole vault at an early age; Andreas went on to represent Sweden, their mother’s country of birth, at various age-group championships, while Antoine dropped pole vault in favour of baseball.

Armand, however, showed the most promise and set numerous age-group records from as young as the age of seven. He scaled four metres for the first time at age 13 and had progressed to five metres just two years later.

During that same year, he made his international championships debut at the World U18 Championships Cali 2015 and came away with the gold medal. He followed it with a bronze medal at the World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016, where he was the youngest in the field, and came back even stronger in 2017.

He scaled a world U20 record of 5.75m during the indoor season and improved the mark to 5.90m outdoors, also breaking the senior Swedish record in the process. He went on to win the European U20 title before reaching the final at the World Championships London 2017, placing ninth.

His momentum continued in 2018. He finished seventh at the World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, then went over heights of 5.92m and 5.93m in his first few competitions of the outdoor season. He became a regular on the Diamond League circuit and won in front of a home crowd in Stockholm. In other competitions, he beat the likes of world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie and world champion Sam Kendricks.

He went into the European Championships as one of the medal favourites, having won the world U20 title in Tampere, but few would have predicted he would win – and so convincingly. The 18-year-old popped over 6.00m on his first attempt, becoming the youngest six-metre vaulter in history, and then went on to scale 6.05m, a world U20 record.

Duplantis enrolled at Louisiana State University and had full collegiate indoor and outdoor seasons in 2019. He turned professional half way through the year and went on to notch up victories and big vaults on the international circuit. He closed out his season at the World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, where he took the silver medal with 5.97m.

With no collegiate competition commitments to contend with, a rejuvenated Duplantis started his 2020 campaign with a bang, clearing 6.00m in his first competition of the year at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Dusseldorf. That was just a taster of what was to come, though, as four days later he cleared a world record of 6.17m in Torun.

He still wasn’t finished, though. At the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Glasgow one week later, Duplantis stunned the athletics world again, improving his world record mark to 6.18m.

The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the early part of his outdoor season, but by the time of the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco in August, Duplantis was once again in full flow, winning with 6.00m. He continued his winning streak with six-metre vaults at the Diamond League meetings in Stockholm, Lausanne and Brussels.

At each of those meetings, he had attempted 6.15m – what would be the highest ever outdoor vault – but was unsuccessful each time. At the Golden Gala in Rome, however, it finally clicked and he got over 6.15m on his second try.

Aged just 20, Duplantis is already the highest vaulter in history, indoors and outdoors.



STATS

 

Duplantis's progression
Age 6: 1.67m
Age 7: 2.33m*
Age 8: 2.89m*
Age 9: 3.20m*
Age 10: 3.86m*
Age 11: 3.91m*
Age 12: 3.97m(i)*
Age 13: 4.15m
Age 14: 4.75m(i)
Age 15: 5.30m
Age 16: 5.51m
Age 17: 5.90m*
Age 18: 6.05m*
Age 19: 6.00m
Age 20: 6.18m(i)* WR / 6.15m
* = world age best

Highest vaults in history, indoors and outdoors
1 6.18i Armand Duplantis (SWE) Glasgow 2020
   6.17i Armand Duplantis (SWE) Torun 2020
   6.15 Armand Duplantis (SWE) Rome 2020
2 6.16i Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) Donetsk 2014
3 6.15i Sergey Bubka (UKR) Donetsk 1993
   6.14i Sergey Bubka (UKR) Lievin 1993
   6.14 Sergey Bubka (UKR) Sestriere 1994
   6.13i Sergey Bubka (UKR) Berlin 1992
   6.13 Sergey Bubka (UKR) Tokyo 1992
   6.12i Sergey Bubka (UKR) Grenoble 1991
   6.12 Sergey Bubka (UKR) Padua 1992
   6.11i Sergey Bubka (UKR) Donetsk 1991
   6.11 Sergey Bubka (UKR) Dijon 1992
   6.10i Sergey Bubka (UKR) San Sebastian 1991
   6.10 Sergey Bubka (UKR) Malmo 1991

Career six-metre vaults
46 Sergey Bubka
19 Renaud Lavillenie
18 Mondo Duplantis
7 Maksim Tarasov
7 Rodion Gataullin
7 Jeff Hartwig
5 Steve Hooker
5 Sam Kendricks
Indoors and outdoors, including ancillary marks