In Slow-Mo, Swedish Pole Vaulter Mondo Duplantis Setting New World Record. Watch

In Slow-Mo, Swedish Pole Vaulter Mondo Duplantis Setting New World Record. Watch

Mondo Duplants showed the perfect warmth for next month’s World Championships at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday, setting a record for the outer pole vault to the delight of domestic fans. While Olympic champion Marcel Jacobs withdrew from the Blue Rebound event of the track, the men’s 100m, Duplants ensured that the play on the field was guaranteed to end.

In another dominant pool vaulting display at the July 15-24 final meeting in Eugene, Oregon, Duplants finished the competition after their third attempt at 5.83m.

The US-born Walter then covered 5.93 and 6.03m before clearing 6.16 in his second attempt, the best outdoor performance to date, with his previous best outdoor set in Rome in September 2020. I was better than 1cm.

“I feel like I’m definitely ready to win my title and maybe do something special at Eugene,” said the 22-year-old Olympic champion, who holds a world record of 6.20m at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade. In March.

Duplants, based in Stockholm, said the outdoor record “felt quite amazing … but not really that amazing to me.”

“There are better things I can do. I loved jumping today, but it wasn’t like I did everything so well that I don’t think I could do better.”

“It’s special when you jump on the track where you train. I live about 10 minutes away so you want to defend your homeland first!”

With little time to recover from Eugene’s pre-World Cup preparations, the Jacobs – who won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year – were knocked out of the 100 meters in another blow in the injury-prone season.

However, his coach Paolo Camusi suffered the latest blow to his sprinter, who started the season with the World 60m Indoor Gold in Belgrade before a thigh injury in mid-May and disrupted track plans.

“The situation is under control,” Kamosi said. “She has a slight sore throat.

“It would have been very dangerous to run today, so we decided to drop it in the 100 meters. The risk is very high in view of next month’s World Championships in Eugene.”

In Jacobs’ absence, South African Akani Simbin set a season-best time of 10.02 seconds to win the 100m ahead of this year’s fastest European, Britain’s race prescode (10.15).

‘Not perfect’

World champion Dina Asher Smith of Great Britain defeated Switzerland’s Majanga Kambondji, World Indoor 60m champion in the women’s 200m photo finish, to the credit of both sprinters with a time of 22.37 seconds.

Femke Bol made sure that Eugene Ao would be nothing more than a smooth ride for Sydney McLaughlin of the United States, who won the women’s 400m hurdles at the U.S. Trials last weekend, setting a new world time of 51.41 seconds. Set the record

The Dutch Hardler broke the Diamond League record of 52.27 seconds in Stockholm and his clash with Olympic champion McLaughlin and fellow American teammate and current world champion Dalila Mohammed will undoubtedly be one of the world champions’ track highlights.

“I’m still hoping to do something special at Eugene,” Bol said. “It was a good race today but not complete. In the end, I’m very happy for that time.

“I’m excited for Eugene. When you see the results at Hayward Field Stadium, I’m excited to go there and there are some of my best rivals.”

India’s Olympic javelin champion Neeraj Chopra set a national record of 89.94 meters, but it was enough to finish second behind Grenada’s Anderson Peters (90.31).

“I thought I could throw more than 90 meters today,” said Chopra, whose gold medal in Tokyo was India’s first Olympic track and field victory.

“I’m close to 90 meters now and I can throw it this year. Despite the fact that I didn’t win tonight, I feel great because I did my best.”

In the men’s 400m hurdles, Brazil’s Allison Dos Santos broke Carsten Warhome’s mat record when he took a world lead of 46.80 seconds.

“I am very proud of this performance,” said the Brazilian, who won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.


“Every day, every night, I think about the Japanese capital’s world record.

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