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Review: Mondo Duplantis shatters the pole vault world record (Includes first-hand account)

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, Paweł 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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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 17,000 original articles over the past 16 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a six-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past three years, 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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