Mondo Duplantis concluded the athletics season in a exceptional manner at the 2023 Diamond League Final in Eugene on September 17th. The Swedish globe and Olympic pole vault champion achieved a clearance of six.23m on his 1st try, surpassing his personal globe record which was previously set in Clermont-Ferrard in February. This marks the seventh time that he has broken the globe record, with two situations occurring outdoors, each at Eugene. In final year’s Planet Championships, he effectively cleared six.21m.
All through the competitors, Duplantis demonstrated his talent and ease by requiring only 3 attempts to safe the victory. He effortlessly cleared heights of five.62m, five.82m, and six.02m. Right after EJ Obiena, the globe silver medallist, failed to clear six.02m on 3 separate occasions, the bar was raised to six.23m for Duplantis. Previously, at Brussels the week ahead of, he had come extremely close to reaching this height.
For the duration of his try at six.23m, Duplantis slightly brushed the bar, but it managed to stay in spot. Filled with joy, he celebrated by getting embraced by his fellow competitors, with Sam Kendricks lifting him higher. Following this celebration, he received congratulations from his parents and stood on the track’s marketing-surround, basking in the adoration of the crowd.