Sweden’s Armond Duplantis has broken the men’s pole vault world record yet again.
Duplantis cleared 6 meters (23 feet) to win the men’s high jump at the World Athletics Diamond League 2023 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
It was a world record, breaking his previous combined indoor and outdoor mark of 6m22 by one centimeter.
Duplantis needed just four jumps to reach the world record on the day.
After clearing 5.62m and 5.82m in the first round, Duplantis also cleared 6.02m in the first round to secure the win and raise the bar to 6.23m.
He also cleared 6.23m on his first attempt.
Duplantis pumped his fist in celebration.
Duplantis cleared both his outdoor world record of 6.21, set at the World Championships in Eugene last July, and his indoor world record of 6.22, set at the Indoor Silver Tour in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in February of this year.
He holds the outdoor world 1-4 and indoor world 1-5 marks.
After the competition, Duplantis told Diamond League organizers, “I don’t remember how I got over the bar at the end. “I looked up from the mat and the bar was still there. It’s hard to describe how I feel right now.”
A three-time major champion at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics (6m02), 2022 Eugene (6m21) and 2023 Budapest World Championships (6m10), Duplantis also won three straight Diamond League Finals (2021-2023).
Duplantis was born to American pole vaulter Greg Duplantis and Swedish mother Helena, who competed in track and field, heptathlon and volleyball.
Duplantis’ older brother, Andreas, is also a pole vaulter.
Although he was born in the United States, Duplantis chose to follow in his mother’s footsteps and take Swedish citizenship.
Family members from both Sweden and the U.S. gathered at Hayward Field to cheer Duplantis on that day.
“This is the most family I’ve had watching me compete since I was in high school,” Duplantis said, “and I’m happy to make them proud.”
Ernest John Obiena (Philippines) finished second with a height of 5’82”.
Gudaf Tsgei (ETH) won the women’s 5,000 meters in 14:00.21, a world record of 4.99 seconds better than the 14:05.20 set by Faith Kipyegon (KEN) in June this year.
Tsugei, who won the World Championships at the same venue last year, continued his good relationship with Hayward Field.메이저사이트
Beatrice Chebet (Kenya), the 2022 Diamond League champion, was second behind Tsugei in 14:05.92.
Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) won the women’s 200 meters in 21.57, giving her two diamond-shaped trophies this year.
Jackson had also won the women’s 100 meters the day before, crossing the line first in 10.70.
Femke Bole (Netherlands) came from behind to win the women’s 400-meter hurdles in 51.98, her third straight Diamond League final.