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article imageMondo Duplantis signs with Louisiana State University

By Markos Papadatos     Nov 25, 2017 in Sports
Teen pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis announced via an Instagram post that he has signed with Louisiana State University (LSU).
In doing so, Mondo is following his parent's footsteps, since his mom and dad, who is also his coach, Greg Duplantis, all went to Louisiana State University.
2017 was an accomplished year for Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis in the sport of pole vault. Over the years, he set multiple world records in his age groups, and he won many medals and accolades along the way, moreover, this past April, at 17 years old, Mondo cleared 5.90 meters at the Texas Relays, thus setting a world junior record in pole vault.
He subsequently won the gold medal at the European Under-20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy, and he was the youngest finalist to compete at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, where he finished in ninth place, with 5.50 meters.
Mondo was named the 2017 "Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year."
Most recently, on November 24, Mondo was nominated for the IAAF Rising Star award, along with 100 meter American sprinter Christian Coleman, and Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm (400 meters hurdles).
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Read More: Digital Journal chatted with Mondo Duplantis about his athletic career.
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