Duplantis clears 6.00m in cold and rainy Karlstad

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Despite low temperatures and rain, Armand Duplantis cleared 6.00m to break the meeting record at the Karlstad Grand Prix on Tuesday night.

The 21-year-old Duplantis warmed up with a 5.50m clearance on his second try.  He passed directly to 5.70m, which he cleared easily on his first try.  

Meanwhile, World bronze medallist Piotr Lisek of Poland who had cleared 5.50m on his third attempt, missed his first two attempts at 5.70m, and then he fouled his last attempt at 5.80m to exited the contest.

The World Championships silver medalist Duplantis, meantime, requested the bar at 6.00m which he cleared on his second attempt.

“These are by far the worst conditions I've ever jumped six meters in. I feel really strong on the runway, mentally, and today really showed that. We’re going to see something special very soon.” Duplantis told SVT after clearing 6.00m.

Elsewhere, Fanny Roos, the Swedish national record holder at 19.34m, set a new meeting record in the women's shot put with 18.75m. 

The reigning World champion Daniel Ståhl of Sweden took the men's discus throw with 67.64m effort in round two beating his compatriot Simon Pettersson into second place by more than four meters (63.61m).

Sweden's Vidar Johansson ran a strong race to win the men's 3000m steeplechase in 8:30.89. British runner Jamaine Coleman (8:33.87) narrowly defeated Denmark's Jakob Dybdal Abrahamsen (8:33.88) to take second place.

Kojo Musah of Denmark claimed the men's 100m in 10.25 seconds.

Great Britain's Mark English ran 1:46.50 to win the men's 800m, while Swedish record holder Andreas Kramer took second in 1:47.03.

See the complete meet results here.

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