‘Human bird’ Armand Duplantis (24, Sweden) raised the men’s pole vault world record by 1 cm.
Duplantis surpassed 6m22 in the indoor pole vault at the 2023 World Athletics Federation’All Star Perche’ held in Clermont-Ferrand, France on the 26th. He rewrote history by flying 1cm higher than the combined indoor and outdoor world record of 6m21, which he set at the Outdoor World Championships in Eugene, USA last July. All-Star Perche is an indoor pole vault competition founded in 2016, and this year eight world-class athletes, male and female, participated. 스포츠토토
Duplantis succeeded in 6m01 in the first period, overtaking Curtis Marshall (Australia, 5m91), who was in second place, and confirmed the championship, then continued the fight against himself. 6m22 I hit the bar in the first and second rounds, but I made a perfect leap in the third round. When Duplantis set a new record, Renault Lavillenie (France), who planned this tournament, ran up to him and hugged him. Lavilleni, who set a new indoor record (6m16) in 2014, was the world record holder until Duplantis broke it in 2020. Duplantis said: “Lavilleni was my idol and still motivates me. “I am more than happy to set a record in the competition he planned,” he said. “I am always full of energy at the moment of setting a world record.”
Duplantis, a gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics in August 2021 (6m02), started writing world records by exceeding 6m17 indoors in February 2020 and 6m15 outdoors in September of the same year. Since then, he has broken his own record step by step, holding world records of 6m22 indoor and 6m21 outdoor. Duplantis is the main character in the records of 1st to 5th place in indoor history and 1st to 3rd place in outdoor history. The World Athletics Federation said that Duplantis had surpassed 6m a total of 60 times so far.