Duplantis Clears 6.04m but falls short again at on new pole vault world record attempt at 6.19m

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With a dominant display, Olympic champion Armand Duplantis won the indoor pole-vault contest at the Beijer Stavhoppsgala 2022 on Wednesday in Uppsala, Sweden, clearing a world-leading of 6.04m but failed to improve on his world record of 6.18m. 

Last Saturday at the ISTAF Indoor in Berlin, he also attempted 6.19m but also failed on all three attempts.

Duplantis finished ahead of Americans Chris Nilsen and KC Lightfoot, who cleared 5.92m to settle for second and third, respectively.

The 22-year-old Swede, who set the world record of 6.18m in February 2020, tried 6.19m three times but failed to improve the mark.

"I'm pleased with the win but a bit annoyed at not being able to beat the record," Duplantis said after the competition in Uppsala.
"I was quite nervous," he admitted. "It was a home competition, and I had to win it, so I was delighted to do so for everyone in Uppsala."

"The competition was superb, and I am very grateful to all those who are here. I missed the fans." he added.

Watch: on his final attempt, Duplantis nearly cleared 6.19m

Full meet results here

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