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Mondo Duplantis and Chris Nilsen triumph at the 2021 IAAF Diamond League event in Brussels

Olympians Mondo Duplantis and Chris Nilsen triumphed at the 2021 IAAF Diamond League event in Brussels. Digital Journal has the recap.

Mondo Duplantis at IAAF Diamond League in Brussels
Mondo Duplantis at IAAF Diamond League in Brussels. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli, Mitchell Media
Mondo Duplantis at IAAF Diamond League in Brussels. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli, Mitchell Media

Olympians Mondo Duplantis and Chris Nilsen triumphed at the 2021 IAAF Diamond League event in Brussels. Digital Journal has the recap.

Duplantis, who won the gold medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, cleared 6.05 meters on his third attempt, which was enough for a win, and he tried three attempts at a new world record (6.19 meters).

American pole vaulter Chris Nilsen finished in second place with 5.85 meters, which he cleared on his first try. Nilsen also tried 5.91 meters three times with no subsequent success. At the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, Nilsen took home the silver for Team USA.

Chris Nilsen at IAAF Diamond League event in Brussels
Chris Nilsen at IAAF Diamond League event in Brussels. Photo Credit: Joerg Oegerli, Mitchell Media

Fellow American athlete KC Lightfoot was able to score a new outdoor personal best with a clearance of 5.85 meters on his third attempt. Chris Nilsen benefitted from the countback rule in his favor.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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