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Duplantis breaks world pole vault record for second time in a week

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Sweden's Armand Duplantis set a world pole vault record of 6.18 metres at an indoor meeting in Glasgow on Saturday, adding one centimetre to the record he set in Poland last week.
Duplantis, who won silver at last year's world championships in Doha, cleared the bar with something to spare and won a world record bonus cheque for $30,000.
The old record of 6.16m set by French vaulter Renaud Lavillenie had stood since 2014 until Duplantis broke it last Saturday in Torun, Poland.
Duplantis, known by his nickname "Mondo", did a lap of the track signing autographs in Glasgow.
"There are so many things that go into this, so many years of hard work," he said. "It's really complicated but I guess when you're doing it right it seems simple.
"I feel good on the runway, I feel fast, I feel strong and I feel I am working the poles I have really well. I'm excited for the outdoor season. The Olympics is the biggest thing that a track and field athlete can compete in and that is when I want to have my best competition this season.
"It is a good start but that's where I want to be the best."
Duplantis opened on Saturday at 5.50m and got over 5.75m on his second try. Two-time world champion Sam Kendricks led at that point, but the US athlete exited the competition at the next height, 5.84m.
The 20-year-old sailed over on his first attempt. With no one else left in the competition, he then flew over 6m.
Duplantis had the bar moved up to 6.18m and one attempt was all he needed.
The pole vaulter was born in the United States to American father and coach Greg -- himself a former pole vaulter who cleared 5.80m -- and Swedish heptathlete mother Helena.
Duplantis' performances mark him out as a clear favourite for the Olympic title in Tokyo later this year.

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