Armand Duplantis failed in his bid to enhance his personal world file, however the Swedish pole vaulter nonetheless delighted residence followers with yet one more 6m-plus victory on the Diamond League meet in Stockholm on Sunday.
Duplantis cleared 6.02 metres earlier than having three efforts at 6.19m, failing all 3 times in his bid to raised the 6.18m mark he made final 12 months.
Two-time world champion Sam Kendricks of america took second with 5.92m on countback from 2012 Olympic gold medallist Renaud Lavillenie of France.
“I be ok with at present, being right here with my household and buddies, and all people watching,” mentioned Duplantis, recognized by his nickname “Mondo”.
“It was actually vital for me to simply type of exit right here and attempt to recover from six metres, after which perhaps take a couple of higher photographs on the world file, however general 6.02 was a pleasant bounce so I can’t complain a lot.”
Simply 24 different vaulters in historical past have managed to clear six metres, and Duplantis’ unerring consistency over that top marks him as a transparent favorite for gold come the July 23-August 8 Tokyo Olympics.