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article imageMondo Duplantis finalist for Men's 'European Athlete of the Year'

By Markos Papadatos     Oct 17, 2018 in Sports
Lausanne - On October 16, it was revealed that teen Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis is a finalist for the 2018 Men's "European Athlete of the Year."
Duplantis joins such accomplished athletes in the Men's "European Athlete of the Year" shortlist as Turkish sprinter Ramil Guliyev, Norwegian middle distance runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, and French decathlete Kevin Mayer.
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
An 18-year-old pole vault prodigy, Duplantis triumphed at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, where he won the men's pole vault competition with a world leading mark, and a new world junior record of 6.05 meters. At that European championship, Duplantis cleared three heights (5.95 meters, 6.00 meters and 6.05 meters), all on his first attempt.
This year's "European Athlete of the Year" winners will be officially announced at the Golden Tracks award ceremony on October 26, which will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland.
To learn more about Mondo Duplantis, follow him on Instagram and on Twitter.
Mondo Duplantis at European Championships
Mondo Duplantis at European Championships
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
Read More: Digital Journal covered Mondo Duplantis' journey in pole vault in 2018.
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