Less than two days after Armand Duplantis took over six meters for the first time for the season, the pole vault star was back at home at Gränby in Uppsala. In just over 30 degrees heat, Duplantis stepped in at 5.33, three jumps later the Uppsala jumper had secured his Swedish Championship gold at 5.63 when Melker Svärd Jacobsson tore himself out.
- I knew I would not be in top shape after I had a tough competition last Friday. I felt tired and did not feel good when I ran, says "Mondo" to SVT Sport.
Already on the warm-up, Mondo looked grinning badly and got to his left knee, something that seemed to torment Duplantis throughout the competition. Armand Duplantis, who tried 6.15 two days ago, tried 5.81 but after interrupting his third attempt, the world record holder stopped at 5.63, a modest height for himself.
According to Duplantis himself, there should be no problems before the next competition.
- I scratched myself on the pole on the warm-up, I feel good, no problems, says the new Swedish champion to SVT Sport.