Olympic champion Armand Duplantis of Sweden cleared 6.19m to break his own pole vault record by 1 centimeter at the Belgrade Indoor Meeting on Monday, March 7.
In the last two seasons, the 22-year-old attempted that height many times, and on some occasions, he nearly cleared it.
He opened his series with a first-time clearance of 5.61m. After clearing the following heights of 5.85m and 6.00m on his first attempts, Duplantis then raised the bar to 6.19m
He failed his first two attempts. But on his final effort he slightly touched the bar, however it managed stayed in place.
"I think I've tried 6.19m 50 times. It's been a long time coming. I've never had a height that has given me that much trouble, so it's a very good feeling. It was really hard fought over these past two years. I'm really happy." said Duplantis.
The Serbian capital will host the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships from March 18 to 20.