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Just four days after barely missing a 6.17m pole vault world record in Germany, 20-year-old Mondo Duplantis successfully cleared the bar on Saturday in Torun, Poland:
🚨WORLD RECORD. Mondo Duplantis. 6.17m!pic.twitter.com/16WpGycnuY— FloTrack (@FloTrack) February 8, 2020
The Swede surpassed Renaud Lavillenie’s 6.16m clearance from 2014, and now owns the top mark in history, indoors or out. Sergey Bubka’s 6.14m is the outdoor world record.
Duplantis was mobbed by his fellow competitors after leaping off the mat to celebrate his jump. He then embraced his mother in the stands.
Hugs from mum ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HZ54llBXeZ— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) February 8, 2020