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article imageReview: Mondo Duplantis' amazing journey in the men's pole vault in 2018 Special

By Markos Papadatos     Oct 3, 2018 in Sports
Digital Journal looks back at Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis' amazing year in the men's pole vault, which includes a European championship win, as well as two world junior records in the indoor and outdoor pole vault seasons respectively.
In the indoor track and field, Duplantis set a new world junior record earlier this year with 5.88 meters.
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
The teen pole vault star also triumphed at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm, where he bested American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks.
Mondo Duplantis clearing the bar in the men s pole vault at the European Championships
Mondo Duplantis clearing the bar in the men's pole vault at the European Championships
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
Duplantis was victorious in the 2018 European Championships, where he won with a clearance of 6.05 meters, setting a world leading mark, and a new world junior record, in the outdoor track and field.
He also reigned supreme at the 2018 World Junior Championships, which he won with a clearance of 5.82 meters, thus setting a new championship record.
For all his athletic accomplishments this year, Duplantis was named the "All-USA Track and Field Athlete of the Year," and rightfully so.
Hopefully, the following athletic season in 2019, will be equally rewarding and impressive for Mondo Duplantis. Most incredible is the fact that Duplantis is only 18 years old, so his future in the sport seems very bright and promising.
Read More: Mondo Duplantis spoke to Digital Journal about his future plans in track and field this past April.
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