Armand Duplantis – “The Prince of Pole Jumping” from Sweden has just won the Diamond League Athletics Championship in Lausanne (Switzerland) with a bar that no one has done in the past 26 years.
On the night of September 2, 2020, in Lausanne, the Diamond League track and field series came to the race in Switzerland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers only allowed about 1,000 fans to enter the stadium to watch the game.
In the men’s pole dance content, the two top stars in the world today are world records Armand Duplantis (Sweden) and world champion Sam Kendricks (USA).
Duplantis successfully performed the 6m07 beam and won a gold medal. This is the personal best achievement of this two-American-Swedish guy. This is also Duplantis’ 12th win this year, including 7 outdoor and 5 indoor prizes.
Armand Duplantis is pleased to have completed the 6m07 level in Switzerland
6m07 is the best outdoor pole jump achievement in the world since the 6m14 world record set by legendary Sergey Bubka (Ukraine) on July 31, 1994. It has been 26 years since the 6m14 bar was established in Turin (Italy), no one has been able to reach the 6m10 mark in the outdoor tournaments and this is likely to be difficult to break for many years.
Armand Duplantis currently holds the 6m18 world record but is an indoor tournament. Earlier this year, the boy born in 1999 set two world records of 6m17 in Poland and a week later a 6m18 world record in Scotland (both in the house).
6m07 is the best crossbar at an outdoor tournament since 1994
Returning to the tournament in Switzerland yesterday, in addition to Duplantis, Sam Kendricks won the silver medal with a 6m02 record. This is the first time that two male athletes have achieved a bar of 6m02 or more at the same tournament.
Immediately after this tournament, the athletes moved to Belgium to attend the Brussels Diamond League, which also brought together many world athletic stars. In particular, in the 1-hour run, there will be Brigid Kosgei, who holds the world record for the women’s marathon (42,195km) with 2:14:04 achievement. The Kenyan star will play on the track for the first time in a stadium.