Duplantis extends his own pole vault world record in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Olympic champion Mondo Duplantis broke his own world pole vault record again, clearing 6.20 meters (20 feet, 4 inches) at the world indoor championships on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Swede had promised “something higher” at the event and set the new mark on his third and final attempt. He had already won his first world title at 6.05 (19-10 1/4).

Duplantis cleared 6.19 (20-3 3/4) on March 7 in the Belgrade indoor meeting at the same Stark Arena, extending his record of 6.18 (20-3 1/4) set in February 2020 in Glasgow.

Additionally, triple jumper Yulimar Rojas broke her own women’s world record with a score of 15.74 (51-7 3/4).


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