Duplantis breaks world pole vault record in Clermont-Ferrand

Swedish Armand Duplantis cleared 6.22 meters to claim victory
with a new world record at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver
meeting in Clermont-Ferrand on Saturday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

The 23-year-old Olympic champion added one centimeter to his
previous best of 6.21m which he nailed at the World Athletics
Championships in Oregon last year.

At Clermont-Ferrand, Duplantis entered the competition at 5.71m
and cleared that height on his first attempt, and then he secured
the gold after clearing 6.01m with one attempt.

He then raised the bar to 6.22 meters, knocked the bar on the
first two attempts, and succeeded on his third try. The record also
marked Duplantis’ 60th six-meter-plus clearance in his career so

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