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article imageReview: Mondo Duplantis wins the European Championships with 6.05 meters Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 12, 2018 in Sports
On August 12, Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis won the men's pole vault competition at the European Championships, with a new world leading mark.
Duplantis set a new personal best, national record for Sweden, world leading mark and world junior record with 6.05 meters. Duplantis improved his previous world junior record that he set earlier this year by 12 centimeters.
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Mondo Duplantis celebrating at European Championships
Photo by Daniel Mitchell
Russian pole vaulter Timur Morgunov came in second place with a new personal best of six meters. Morgunov failed at all three attempts at 6.05 meters.
Frenchman and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie came in third place with 5.95 meters, where he tied his season best. This was one of the stiffest competitions in the history of the men's pole vault, especially since all three winners jumped over 5.95 meters, and the top two pole vaulters were able to clear six meters, thus joining the elite six meter club.
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
With 6.05 meters, Duplantis surpassed the previous world leading mark (5.96 meters) that was set by American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris.
Last month, on July 14, Duplantis won the 2018 World Junior Championships with a championship record of 5.82 meters.
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