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Armand Duplantis: They party a lot and hard

"Armand Duplantis: ”They party a lot and hard”" "the Swedish star of live at college in the U.S." "For many wild collegefester can destroy a sporting ca

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Armand Duplantis: They party a lot and hard
"Armand Duplantis: ”They party a lot and hard”"

"the Swedish star of live at college in the U.S."

"For many wild collegefester can destroy a sporting career."

"EM-gold medalist Armand Duplantis trying to avoid the temptations at the Louisiana State University."

"– They party a lot and hard, " says the 19-year-old pole vault star."

"Colorful plastic cups, destroyed homes and adult stories. The myths are many about the american student life at the college. In Baton Rouge in the southern united states plugs Armand Duplantis his first university years."

"At the Louisiana State University (LSU) is the gold medalist a talented student in the amount of – despite the fact that he in the beginning of december was appointed to this year's male rising star of the International association of athletics federations."

"– When I am in the USA I'm not the biggest star. They have other sports that are major; basketball, american football and baseball. In Sweden I'm more known, " says Armand Duplantis."

"”have fun”"

"TT: How is life here?"

"– It is college, you know... It is easy to have a little fun some times. You can get caught in it. But I have a goal in my head, things I want to achieve and can keep your feet on the ground. School work may not be as fun... But the athletics, the friends, and the surroundings are stunning, " says Armand Duplantis."

"TT: Tell me about the parties..."

"– It depends on what type of party it is. I try not to go on as many as I can. But it is Saturday and you don't have anything on Sunday... Then maybe you stop for a moment. You must remember that you can't party as much as those who are not athletes. For the partying a lot – and hard."

"the English-Speaking Duplantis was coached by her Swedish mother, Helena, and american dad Greg (who themselves met at LSU as students) and started to jump, and the rod is already at four, five years of age at home in the living room in Lafayette. Much of his time in Sweden, the Swedish-american spent with his club, Upsala IF, during the summers."

"TT: Is language a barrier for you to relate to the swedes?"

"– the Problem is that when I was that small was in Sweden were all so good at English so I was never spoken to in English. I was never really a reason to learn Swedish in the beginning. I've hoped for, dreamed of and strived to achieve here – to give interviews and that people should look up to me. But I never thought it would go this far... That I would think about it. But definitely see some of it in that way, as an obstacle, say, ”Mondo”."

"Since 2015, he has competed for Sweden, and lined up gold medals and records at the junior level. EM-final in Berlin in August resulted in his first international medal at senior level and his first jump over six feet. But the etruscan language is still far from fluent."

"HH: do you Feel more american than Swedish?"

" I don't feel anything more than the other. Every time I'm in Sweden, all to make me feel at home. I see that I have two homes. I get treated with respect on both sides. If there is a way to be both so I'm it."

"He is not alone in Swedish landslagsutövare stake in the university's gymnasium. Peers Lisa Gunnarsson, tied for 13th place at this summer's european CHAMPIONSHIPS, view the in their second year of college and was recently added to the Swedish olympic committee's Top and talent program."

"She changed the school from Virginia Tech to LSU to train with ”Mondo”, Helena and Greg. Gunnarsson, who grew up in France and former gymnast, for its part, the help Duplantis with the Swedish language, and pe."

"– Salmon!, says ”Mondo” requester, and take measurements when Lisa eats his snack in the inomhusfriidrottsarenan on campus."

"– I try to talk Swedish with him sometimes, to explain certain words he does not understand. It is slowly but surely, " says Lisa Gunnarsson."

TT: it Affects him that he can't do English all the way?"

" I think so. It becomes like a barrier between the blue and yellow he has and the person he actually is. I think it is important for him to try to get into some more american culture. But once you are on the plan and jumps at the contest, it doesn't matter what clothes you have on."

"At the Louisiana State University – where he at most can read in four years – train ”Mondo” including artistic gymnastics."

"– pole Vaulting is gymnastics with running. Springdelen is very important in order to implement the jump. But everything that happens after stavisättningen is more like gymnastics. You need to be efficient in your movements in order to preserve as much energy as possible over the bar. He will help you to get control over the body, " says Armand Duplantis."

"He plans to start his seasons at the end of January, but does not participate in the indoor CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow in march. ”Mondo” will compete sparser over the next year, focus on college and have their sights set on the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Doha in late september–October."

"– Can I repeat a race like the one in Berlin so there is a world record (6,16 metres) in the back of the head. But it is not my goal this season. The main focus is on Doha and to take a medal there, hopefully a gold, " he says."

"Born: november 10, 1999 in Lafayette, USA (19 years)."

"Live: Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

"Family: Mother Helena, from Sweden, and dad Greg from the united states. His big brothers Andrew and Antoine and highly recommended Johanna."

"University: Louisiana State University (LSU)."

"Read: the First year by a maximum of four, for a base year with several subjects."

"the athletics Club: Upsala IF."

"Qualifications: the EM-gold (2018), the gold medal at the U20 world CUP (2018), the gold medal at the U20 european CHAMPIONSHIP (2017), bronze at the U20 world CUP (2016), the gold medal at the U18 world CUP (2015). Seven at the indoor world CUP (2018)."

"Personal best: 6,05 from the EM-final in Berlin, which is the world junior record and Swedish record."

"the Current: View the first year at a university in the united states and train for the next friidrottssäsong with the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Doha in september–October as its main objective."

"2018: Win the U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS in Tampere, Finland, in July at the championship record 5,82 meters. Takes european gold in Berlin in August with a jump of 6.02 and becomes the first swede in over six meters, 18 years old. Also seventh at the world indoor CHAMPIONSHIPS in Birmingham in march."

"in 2017: a 17 year-old he takes the U20 european CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal in Grosseto, Italy, in July with a jump on 5,65, even the new mästerskapsrekord."

"2016: Debuting as a 16 year old in the U20 world CUP in context, and taking the bronze medal with a jump on the 5,45 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in July. He is 2.5 years younger than the gold medalist Deakin Volz, USA."

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