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article imageReview: Mondo Duplantis shatters the pole vault world record Special

By Markos Papadatos     Feb 8, 2020 in Sports
On February 8, world-class pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis had a major reason to celebrate. He shattered the world record in the pole vault.
He set this milestone at the Orlen Copernicus Cup as part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour. Duplantis broke Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie's previous world record at 6.16 meters.
Most impressive about Duplantis is that he is only 20 years old, and he cleared over 20 feet, a truly amazing feat. He made track and field history and celebrated this world record with his mother, Helena, in the stands. His fellow pole vaulters, PaweĊ‚ Wojciechowski and Emmanuel Karalis, also were the first athletes to congratulate him.
Duplantis had wanted to break the world record since he was three years old. He has shown great consistency and dedication over the years, and he thanked his parents for all of their guidance and support.
Mondo Duplantis clearing the bar at the 2019 World Championships in Doha
Mondo Duplantis clearing the bar at the 2019 World Championships in Doha
Daniel Mitchell
At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Duplantis claimed the silver medal (right behind Sam Kendricks), and prior to that, he was the European Champion in 2018 with a clearance of 6.05 meters.
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
Congratulations to Mondo Duplantis on this incredible world record in the men's pole vault.
Read More: Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos chatted with Mondo Duplantis eight months ago back in June of 2019.
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