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article imageMondo Duplantis named All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 8, 2018 in Sports
Teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis has a reason to celebrate. Earlier this month, he was named "All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year."
It is evident that Duplantis' recent "All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year" honor was well-deserved, and based on sheer merit. This outdoor season, Duplantis improved his personal best to 5.93 meters, which is also the world junior record in the men's pole vault. Duplantis' clearance of 5.93 meters is the third best performance this year in the men's pole vault, right behind Renaud Lavillenie's 5.95 meters, and reigning world champion Sam Kendricks' world leading mark of 5.96 meters.
In mid-June, as Digital Journal reported, Duplantis won first place in the men's pole vault competition in Montreuil, France, where he defeated world record holder and two-time Olympic medalist Renaud Lavillenie. On June 30, Duplantis finished second at the IAAF Diamond League event in Paris with 5.90 meters.
Duplantis also won first place in the IAAF Diamond League event in Stockholm with 5.86 meters, where he bested Sam Kendricks for the first time, who came in second place with 5.81 meters. This was quite the victory for Duplantis since he competes for Sweden. He is coached by his father, Greg Duplantis.
This August, Duplantis will be competing at the 2018 European Athletics Championships, which will be held in Berlin, Germany.
For more information on acclaimed pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis, follow him on Twitter.
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