The world records are not enough for Mondo Duplantis.
In the country where ‘Mondo’ means ‘world’, Swedish wunderkind Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis confirmed his status as the world’s greatest pole vaulter, jumping higher than anyone ever has in an outdoor stadium, 6.15m, at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday (17).
Pole vault six-metre club members Armand Duplantis, Sam Kendricks, Piotr Lisek and Renaud Lavillenie will return to battle at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Doha on 25 September.
Another week, another world record was seriously threatened.
Britain's Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands set respective men’s and women’s world one-hour records at the Wanda Diamond League exhibition meeting at the King Baudouin Stadium tonight.
Organisers of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea have announced that pole vault world record-holder Mondo Duplantis and double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah will compete at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome on 17 September.
At one point during Athletissima’s exhibition city centre pole vault competition, it seemed as though the duel between Mondo Duplantis and Sam Kendricks would never end. Both men simply went higher and higher, clearing each height with ease on their first attempts at the Wanda Diamond League meeting at Lausanne’s Place de l’Europe on Wednesday (2).
World pole vault record-holder Armand Duplantis will be gunning for his 12th consecutive victory in the 2020 season at a special city centre pole vault competition in Lausanne on Wednesday (2).
World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei broke the world 5000m record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday night (14), clocking a stunning 12:35.36.
Thirteen reigning world champions from around the globe are converging on Monaco this week for the first Diamond League meeting that will resemble a regular top-flight international one-day meeting since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chris Nilsen outdueled Armand “Mondo” Duplantis to win the 2019 NCAA outdoor pole vault title, setting a meet record of 5.95m. It was a lofty achievement for Nilsen considering Duplantis’s rare defeats and recent ascension to the top of the vaulting world.