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China: Armand Duplantis breaks his pole vault record

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Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis increased his record by reaching 6,24 metres.

Armand Duplantis improved his time by setting a new world record in pole vault. The athlete reached an incredible height of 6,24 meters.

Armand Duplantis's new record in the pole vault

Armand Duplantis improved his record. The famous athlete in the pole vault has improved the record by one centimeter.

On the occasion of the opening stage of the Diamond League in Xiamen China, the Swede put on a show by adding a centimeter to his record and reaching 6,24 meters.

This is the eighth time the Olympic champion improved the world record, it is no coincidence that he was also a two-time reigning world champion. A great success for his career.

The athlete is 24 years old and is very promising, in fact, despite having the world record, he has improved it ever since he snatched it from fellow Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie in 2020.

The extra centimeter of Armand Duplantis

Native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Armand Duplantis has Swedish nationality as his mother is originally from that country.

The record holder added one centimeter to the record, which dated back to 25 February 2023.

In the race held in China, Armand entered at 5,62 and then went on to beat the other measurements, including the 6 meter mark.

But it wasn't enough, the Swede, left alone in the race, he asked to raise the bar to 6,24, passing it on the first attempt.

An incredible leap that confirmed him in first place in the ranking, ahead of the American Sam Kendricks with 5,82 and the Chinese Bokai Huang with 5,72.

Let's remember that Duplantis' CV includes Olympic gold Tokyo 2020, the world titles in 2022 and 2023, the European titles in 2018 and 2022. Finally, also the victories at the World Indoor Championships in 2022 and 2024, as well as the one at the European indoor championship in 2021.