Armand Duplantis (23, Sweden) soared, and the height that mankind could reach with a single pole increased by 1 cm.
On the 18th (Korean time), Duplantis broke the world record by surpassing 6m23 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA, and won the men’s pole vault competition at the 2023 World Association of Athletics Federations 메이저놀이터Diamond Finals. He cleared all heights on his first attempt and secured victory (6m02) in three jumps. He then adjusted the bar to 6m23 to attempt a new record, and even surpassed this in one attempt.
This is the seventh record-breaking event both indoors and outdoors. Since breaking Renaud Lavillenie’s (France) record (6m16) on February 8, 2020, the pole vault has always been Duplantis’ solo stage. His record was broken only by himself. Duplantis, who surpassed 6m21 at the World Athletics Championships (Eugene, USA) in July last year and 6m22 at the indoor competition (Clermont-Ferrand, France) in February this year, broke the limit again in about seven months.
After winning three consecutive Diamond League Finals, he said after the game, “The limit is high. “I hope I can always jump higher than I did today,” he said. “But right now, at this moment, I’m not thinking about anything other than enjoying what I’ve accomplished.” He is the first pole vaulter to win the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Indoor Championships, World Junior Championships, World Youth Championships, and European Championships.Meanwhile, Gudaf Tsugei (26, Ethiopia), who competed in the women’s 5000m race at the same venue on this day, won the race, breaking the world record and winning with a time of 14 minutes 00.21 seconds. This record is 5 seconds faster than the 14:05.20 set by Faith Kief Yegon (Kenya) at the Diamond League competition in Paris, France last June.