Duplantis also carried 623 cm
Armand “Mondo” Duplantis improved the men’s pole vault world record to 6.23 meters at the Eugene stop in the Diamond League Series on Sunday, MTI writes.
The 23-year-old Swedish Olympic champion in the pole vault broke the world record for the seventh time, and this year he has already tried several times at a height of 623 cm, but has not succeeded so far. On Sunday, Duplantis rose 21 centimeters after 6.02 meters and achieved the world record height for the first time.
Duplantis, a two-time world champion, won his first world championship title in Eugene last year, when he won the final with a distance of 621cm – also a world record – and then in August this year, he became world champion again with the jump. 6.10 meters at the World Championships in Budapest.
A new world record was also set in the women’s 5,000m flat race in Eugene, with Ethiopia’s Godaf Tsegaye cutting nearly five seconds off the previous record. Two-time world champion Tsegai’s time of 14:00.21 minutes has made Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon’s world record of 14:05.20 minutes, set in Paris on June 9 this year, a thing of the past. Tsegay entered the final lap with a huge lead and was on the verge of breaking the world track record in less than 14 minutes.
The series of outstanding results continued in the men’s 3000 meters, where Norwegian Olympic champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen set a new European record with a time of 7:23.63 minutes. Ingebrigtsen was so ready with his power, he literally crossed the finish line and, based on the final photo, was just 0.01 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Yomif Kegelcha, who also set a continental record.
The fate of the gold medal was decided in the final steps of the men’s 800 meters race, as at the World Cup in Budapest, Canadian world champion Marco Arup and Kenyan Emmanuel Wanyonyi wrestled, and this time World Cup silver medalist Wanyonyi was the fastest.
In the men’s discus throw, Australian Matthew Denny set a national record with a personal best of 68.43 metres, defeating his Slovenian competitor Christian Czeh, the world champion.
American runner Sherica Jackson also achieved a double, after winning the 100-meter race on Saturday, and did not find a winner in the 200-meter race either.