Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis improved his personal out of doors world file by clearing 6.16 metres (20 ft, 2 1/2 inches) on the Stockholm Diamond League meet on Thursday.
Duplantis cleared the bar with lots to spare on his second try to raised his earlier mark of 6.15, set in Rome in 2020 — when he broke Sergey Bubka’s 26-year-old out of doors file.
Duplantis additionally holds the indoor world file of 6.20 (20 ft, 4 inches), set on the world indoor championships in Serbia this 12 months.
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The American-born Duplantis competes for Sweden and can also be the reigning Olympic champion.
He celebrated by pumping his arms in entrance of the house crowd at Stockholm’s Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1912 Summer time Video games.
“It is additional particular that it is right here in Stockholm,” Duplantis mentioned.