Review: Mondo Duplantis sets world-leading mark with 5.87 meters Special

Posted Feb 2, 2019 by Markos Papadatos
Reigning European champion and teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis is off to a great start in the indoor track and field season of 2019.
Mondo Duplantis
Mondo Duplantis
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Duplantis was able to clear 5.87 meters on his second attempt, which is a world-leading mark in the men's pole vault. This was Duplantis' first college home meet, and it was a school record and facility record at the Carl Maddox Field House in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Pole vaulter Devin King came in second place with 5.52 meters, and Kyle Baudoin finished in third place with a jump of 5.07 meters.
In December of 2018, Duplantis took home the "Rising Star" trophy at the IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards. In the summer of 2018, Duplantis won the gold medal at the European Championships with a personal best and world junior record of 6.05 meters.
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Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Mondo Duplantis in December of 2018 about his plans for this year.