Pole vault star Armand Duplantis has broken his own world record again. The 23-year-old Olympic and world champion from Sweden crossed 6.22 meters at a meeting in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on Saturday evening. “It’s incredible, I don’t know what to say,” he said, according to French media.
After he had attempted the height, which was one centimeter higher than his previous world record, at the Hallen-Istaf in Berlin, but failed, he succeeded this time on the third attempt. According to World Athletics, it is Duplantis’ sixth world record. In February 2020 he replaced Renaud Lavillenie as the world record holder with 6.17 meters.