Armand Duplantis Clears 6.22m to break world pole vault record

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Sweden's Armand Duplantis cleared 6.22m and broke his world pole vault record at the All-Star Perche in Clermont-Ferrand on Saturday (25).

Duplantis opened the contest with a first-time clearance at 5.71m. He then passed the next height at 5.81m and handled 5.91m on his second attempt. The following height of 6.01m, he cleared very confidently.

Finally, it was a moment to endeavor 6.22 meters. On the first and second attempt, Duplantis knocked off the bar, but on his final effort, he achieved the historic mark, adding one centimeter to his own world record.

23-year-old Olympic and world champion has set world record six time. In February 2020, Duplantis broke Renaud Lavillenie's world record of 6.16m, when jumping 6.17m. Just one week later in Glasgow, he bettered the World record to 6.18m. 

In March 2022, at the Belgrade Indoor Meeting Duplantis managed 6.19m, and less than two weeks later improved again to 6.20m in the same indoor arena, when taking gold at the World Athletics Indoor Championships.

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