May 26, 2024

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There is no world, but Doblan's standard pole vaulting encounter...

There is no world, but Doblan’s standard pole vaulting encounter…

It wasn’t the audience’s fault, but the 21-year-old Swede didn’t work out. The bar wouldn’t stay at 6.19m when adjusting the height, which caused Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis to take a break longer than he wanted. He actually won, but also broke the record at the meeting. He was nicknamed “The Legend of the Night”.

Previously, the pole slinger shook all his opponents at a height of 5.91 m, and KC Lightfoot and Nilsen failed three times at this height. He also broke the meeting record of 6.00 m, in the name of Duplantis himself, with a jump over 6.05 m.

Belgian record holder Ben Broders finished fourth. He jumped over 5m 75. At 5m85 he failed three times. His Belgian record of 5m and 81, he jumped two weeks ago in Leuven, according to Belgian.

With no contest for victory, Mundo seemed determined to challenge the world record of 6.18 metres, with technicians failing to properly set the bar at 6.19 metres, Duplantis was forced to interrupt his successful run. He even set off to warm up and get rid of the discomfort.

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When the tape was finally installed, both the first and second attempts at the top part failed, although the second was much better than the first. However, the 21-year-old Duplantis did not let himself lose his balance, consulted his coach and made a third attempt. It failed, but the audience enjoyed the “Legend of the Night” performance of this version just as much.