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Review: Mondo Duplantis spectacular at 2020 Diamond League Lausanne (Includes first-hand account)

Duplantis was able to clear 6.07 meters on his first attempt in the men’s pole vault competition, which is a new world-leading mark and an outdoor personal best for the 20-year-old Swedish pole vaulter. He also took one attempt at 6.15 meters for a new outdoor world record (in an effort to eclipse Sergey Bubka’s world record of 6.14 meters), prior to retiring from this competition with a huge victory.

He left two-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist, Sam Kendricks, in second place with a clearance of 6.02 meters.

Mondo Duplantis competing in Lausanne 2020

Mondo Duplantis competing in Lausanne 2020
Joerg Oegerli

This marked the first time that two men cleared 6.02 meters in the same pole vault competition, which is quite an accomplishment.

Mondo Duplantis competing in Lausanne 2020

Mondo Duplantis competing in Lausanne 2020
Joerg Oegerli

Earlier this year, as Digital Journal reported, Duplantis shattered two indoor pole vault world records in back-to-back weeks (at 6.17 meters and 6.18 meters respectively).

Mondo Duplantis competing at Lausanne 2020

Mondo Duplantis competing at Lausanne 2020
Joerg Oegerli

Read More: Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos chatted with Mondo Duplantis this past May while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mondo Duplantis competing in Lausanne 2020

Mondo Duplantis competing in Lausanne 2020
Joerg Oegerli

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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