One week after breaking the pole vault world record in Torun, Armand Duplantis improved the mark to 6.18m* at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour, on Saturday (15).
He had the bar moved up to 6.18m. A minor technical glitch with the starting equipment for the women’s 400m allowed a window of opportunity for Duplantis to take his first attempt at the world record height. And one attempt is all he needed as he sailed well clear of the bar, setting his second world record in as many weeks.
„This was such a great competition,“ said Duplantis as he was handed his world record bonus cheque for $30,000. „There was such great energy the crowd was giving me and I really thrive off that.“
More to follow…
*Subject to the usual ratification procedure
Source: World Athletics