Mondo Improves World Record to 6.18 Meters
GLASGOW, United Kingdom – One week after setting the pole vault world record in Torun, Poland, Mondo Duplantis improved upon his world record with a clearance of 6.18 meters at the Muller Grand Prix on the World Athletics Indoor Tour on Saturday.
“This was such a great competition,” Duplantis said in an interview with World Athletics after finishing. “There was such great energy the crowd was giving me and I really thrive off of that.”
Duplantis cleared heights of 5.50 meters, 5.75 meters, and 5.84 meters to win the competition. He then moved it up to a 6.00 meter bar and cleared that with ease on his first attempt. After the six-meter clearance, he moved it right up to 6.18 meters and cleared that with a large sense of comfort as he had plenty of room left over the bar. The clearance of 6.18 meters is equivalent to 20′ 3.25″.
What are we witnessing here?? Duplantis goes over 6.18m for a new PV World Record in Glasgow. How much did he clear this by??! pic.twitter.com/bpgJzq1zoE
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