China News Service, May 4 (Xinhua) According to the official news of the World IAAF, the track and field arena have recently held an extraordinary pole vault duel. Three men are the world's top pole vaulters-Swedish player world record holder Duplan France and France's London Olympic gold medalist Lavigne and American player's two-time world championship champion Kendricks dedicated a special and interesting game.
In this game called the Ultimate Garden Tournament, Lavigne chose the home of France, Kendricks in the back garden of Oxford, Mississippi, and Duplantis in Lafayette, USA. At the training base, three players competed through video connections.
In the end, in the count of the number of jumps over 5 meters in 30 minutes, Duplantis and Lavigne won the championship with 36 times, and Kendricks skipped 26 times to get the third.
IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: "I am proud of these three talented athletes. This is an excellent initiative, very interesting and very innovative. I would like to thank them for being in confinement. All the athletes of the world track and field bring back joy and passion. I hope we can bring more such events to the track and field fans. Thank you for staying at home with all our athletes, training hard and watching! "
Duplantis once broke the world indoor record twice in the two World Tour in February. At the Tokyo Olympics, the top three players of Duplantis, Lavigne and Kendricks will all fight for the gold medal. (Finish)