Duplantis sets another record in pole vault after 7 months

‘Spider-Man’ Armand Duplantis (23, Sweden) changed the men’s pole vault world record again in 7 months.

Duplantis won the 2023 World Association of Athletics (WA) Diamond League men’s high jump event held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA on the 18th (Korean time) by exceeding 6m23. He recorded 5m82, 41cm behind Ernest John Obiena (Philippines), who was in second place.

As a result, Duplantis’ new indoor and outdoor combined record of 6m22, which he set at the Cler-Mont-Ferrand Indoor Silver Tour in France in February this year, became an old record in just 7 months. Duplantis set a new outdoor record of 6m21 at the Eugene World Championships in July last year.

On this day, Duplantis achieved a new world record with four jumps. He surpassed both 5m 62 and 5m 82 in the first period, and when he also cleared 6m 02 in the first period and confirmed his victory, he raised the bar to 6m 23. Duplantis, who surpassed 6m23 in one go, clenched his fists and cheered.

Duplantis, who is the only athlete with experience exceeding 6m20, holds the all-time records of 1st to 4th place in the outdoor world and 1st to 5th place in the indoor world. Below him are Sergei Bubka (Ukraine) and Renaud Lavillenie (France), who gained fame as the ‘human bird’.메이저놀이터

“I don’t remember how I got over the bar at the end,” Duplantis said after the game. “I looked up from the mat and the bar was still there.”

Duplantis, who won three consecutive major tournaments, including the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (6m 02), last year’s Eugene World Championships (6m 21), and this year’s Budapest World Championships (6m 10), also achieved three consecutive wins in the Diamond League Finals.

Meanwhile, a new world record was also set in the women’s 5000m. Gudaf Tsugei (Ethiopia) recorded a time of 14:00.21 on this day, 4.99 seconds ahead of the time of 14:05.20 posted by Faith Kiefyegon (Kenya) in June of this year. Last year’s Diamond League champion Beatrice Chevet (Kenya) took second place with a time of 14 minutes 05.92 seconds.

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