Armand Duplantis jumped at 6.15m -
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But where will the Mondo Duplantis phenomenon end?
The Swedish pole vaulter erased Sergei Bubka's outdoor record by jumping at 6.15m on Thursday near Rome.
Duplantis succeeded in his second attempt at the end of a competition which he largely dominated, for lack of great adversity.
Athletics / pole vault: the Swede Armand Duplantis achieved the best performance of all time in the open air (6.15 m), erasing the 6.14 m of the Ukrainian Sergei Bubka, achieved in July 1994 in Sestriere (Italy) # AFP pic.twitter.com/TPHddqhGR4
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After having struck hard this winter by dispossessing the French Renaud Lavillenie of his world record, the Swede had made the "record" outdoors his summer goal, failing to be able to compete in the Olympic Games, postponed to 2021, or the Euro, canceled due to the health crisis.
The European champion, for whom the symbolic bar of 6 m has become a simple formality now, had somewhat approached Bubka with a jump to 6.07 m this summer without succeeding so far in debunking the old legend. perch.
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