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• Former World Record Holder Lavillenie Believes Duplantis Can Soar Higher

World silver medalist Mondo Duplantis who soared to a pole vault world record 6.17 meters on Saturday can reach even higher heights, said Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, whose mark the Swede shattered by a centimeter.

“It is completely conceivable, there is no reason why it cannot be in the long term,” Lavillenie told newspaper L’Equipe when asked if Duplantis might one day clear 6.20 meters.

The Frenchman, who was vaulting in Rouen, France, when he heard about Duplantis’ record, said he had been expecting it. “I was prepared,” he said.

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