Having damaged his personal indoor pole vault international document in February this 12 months, on the Diamond League assembly in Rome on Thursday the Swede broke the outside international document too.
Duplantis, nicknamed “Mondo” and heralded as the following Usain Bolt for his possible to illuminate the game, did not highest Sergey Bubka’s earlier international document of 6.14 meters (20 toes 1.7 inches) on his first try, however broke the 26-year-old document with a 6.15 meters (20 toes 2.1 inches) vault on his 2d.
The American-born son of a US pole vaulter has had a very good 12 months and stays unbeaten for the reason that 2019 Global Athletics Championships in Doha.
“I hit the mat however I have never in reality fallen again to earth,” Duplantis stated later to newshounds. “I feel I am nonetheless up within the clouds presently. It is simply a kind of emotions the place you might be roughly dreaming somewhat bit … It is surreal, it is surreal, it is a super-crazy feeling when the whole thing strains up like that and also you do a in reality excellent efficiency.”
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Having now damaged the outside document, Duplantis used to be happy to transport on. “Everyone stored speaking about it, it used to be a large chip on my shoulder and I believe I needed to do it to have other folks prevent asking me this query,” he added. “After I did it, it used to be extra aid than pleasure.”