Armand Duplantis: the man who surpassed Sergey Bubka

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Armand Duplantis: the man who surpassed Sergey Bubka

What a new record for track-and-field: Swede Armand Duplantis set, by jumping 6.15 meters, the outdoor world record in pole vaulting. The 20-year-old champion, Swedish mother and American father, exceeded the limit at the Golden Gala-Pietro Mennea at the Olympic stadium in Rome, without the corwd.

Armand canceled the historic 6.14 outdoor set up on July 31, 1994 in Sestriere by the Ukrainian auction legend Sergey Bubka. Duplantis, nicknamed Mondo, had exceeded 6.18 meters indoors last February. He said: "Strange race, I found the pace in the last two jumps but I am delighted with this record," were his words.

On the occasion of the Golden Gala-Pietro Mennea in Rome, the Swede set the new outdoor pole vault world record: 6.15. After 26 years, the historic 6.14 established on July 31, 1994 in Sestriere by the Ukrainian Sergey Bubka has passed.

Armand Duplantis, the man who surpassed Sergey Bubka: the video

Meanwhile some weeks ago we told you how Mo Farah marked another amazing record. The 37-years-old Briton, already two-time Olympic champion and three-time world champion in both 5000 and 10000 meters, set the world hour record during the Diamond League stage in Brussels.

Farah covered 21.330 km, improving the previous record (21.285 km) that Haile Gebrselassie had set in Ostrava in 2007. In the last meettin of Diamond League 2020, Luminosa Bogliolo won in 12 "88 the 100 obstacles of the Diamond League at the meeting in Stockholm, writing a historical page of Italian athletics.

In fact, it had never happened that an Italian won a race on the prestigious International Tour. On the track of the Olympic Stadium, with no crowd due to the global pandemic health measures, the 25-years-old preceded the Finnish Lotta Harala (13 "07) and the Danish Mette Graversgaard (13" 13).

Bogliolo won in 12.88. Katarina Johnson-Thompson only sixth in 13.94. Luminosa Bogliolo comments on her performance, saying: "I don't consider it a good race, I wanted to start much better. I knew I had to beat Harala, which is the Finnish that starts better.

among the four strongest. On the blocks I was convinced they gave us 'at the time' because the wait had been really long, they waited for a jump from the pole platform. And when the starter fired I didn't really accelerate.

Then from the first obstacle I decided to run as smoothly as possible. We have been working on it a lot in training lately, because sometimes I force too much. I didn't think a 12.88 would come out like that."