Athletics superstar Armand Duplantis will not compete in the Finland-Sweden national match in Tampere next weekend. Instead, the number one in the pole vault world list will choose the Lausanne and Brussels Diamond League competitions, which will compete next week.
- The whole world is shouting after Duplantis, pole vault agent Daniel Wessfeldt justifies the choice according to Expressen.
With his Instagram account, Duplantis rejoiced in his first six-meter crossing of the season in the Monaco Diamond League. The jump can be seen in the video below.
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In last year’s international match, Duplantis jumped into the hearts of the Swedes by winning first place at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium with a six-meter result. Duplantis, who moved from the United States to Uppsala, Sweden this summer, has been in a good mood in the stall season races. The Swede won the Monaco Diamond League competition with a result of exactly six meters. One week ago in Stockholm, “Mondo” took the race to world number one with a result of 601.
Annimari Korte, one of Finland's top athletes, announced on Sunday that he will also skip the national match and focus on the remaining Diamond League competitions.
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Swedish national team captain Karin Torneklint said yesterday that Axel Härstedt, who threw the puck to bronze in the Swedish championship, does not want to take part in the national match. Härstedt has been accused of harassing competitors during a puck competition at the Swedish Championships. The Swedish national team will be named on Monday.
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