Armand Duplantis, 20, has just dropped out 5,94 at the Hours when the SportExpressen see him. It is a stadionrekord new världsårsbästa, but he seems to be pretty sound.
"keeping in mind that I will not jump with a full approach, it was perfectly all right," says Duplantis, while he was packing away his track shoes in a holdall.
He does have a few strange months and months behind.
In February, hit the ”On” world record twice, and was singled out as the big favourite ahead of the OLYMPIC games in Tokyo, japan. A month later a coronavirus, and looked up and down at all.
" Yes, it was so amazing. One of the hour a new world record, and was floating on a cloud. The Man said, ”Give me the OS right now, so I'm trying to find the gold!” Then, it seems like it was only a few days later, then shut everything down, and there was nothing left to aim for during the course of this season.
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" Pretty good. However, as an athlete, this was difficult. No fitness facilities are open over there in the US, and even if I did have a stavhoppsbana in the garden... it's not ideal.
In June, the Armand Duplantis the opportunity to fly over to Sweden together with her mother Helena and sister Johanna. When he moved into his new apartment in Uppsala, sweden and were given the opportunity to work out in the IFU Arena in which it is possible to jump the pole vault in both the indoor and outdoor spaces.
" It was nice to get to Sweden. It's not quite the same, the excitement is in the air here, as it is in the united states, when it comes to the coronavirus. There is a distinct difference, trust me. Now I'm trying just to keep myself sane, and keep your spirits up.Duplantis in the IFU of the Arena.Photo by: < / b> Upsala IF's, Facebook. < / span>
" the way it is. I have a good foundation in Uppsala, sweden, and, if the weather is good, I don't have a problem with getting up in the morning and work out. However, I don't know what I'm training for one right now. And I need to have a goal. I am a very goal-driven.
" When I have a goal and I will do everything to achieve it. But now, I don't know what I want to get the most out of this season. This is the first time in my life, this is the case. I don't know what it is, this is the season and what to expect.
Celebrating midsummer in Sweden
”Mondo” feel good in Sweden. He is speaking better and better English, and hang out a lot with the Swedish track and field athletes in his era.
On Instagram, you could see that he was celebrating the midsummer together with other talents such as Martina Nilsson, John Hanson, Life Runheim, Marcus Tornée, and James Noble.
"it's midsummer, then it's midsummer," says Duplantis, with a laugh.Duplantis at the midsummer celebration in Stockholm, sweden.Photo by: < / b> by Amanda Hanson, Instagram (@amandahansson99) .... and there was a bowler hat, at midsummer, of course.Photo by: < / b> Luke, Nordén, Instagram (@luke.for the nordic countries)
" I've had a lot of good here. There is nothing that is better than Sweden in the summer. Since I know that the weather is not always nice, but in the last couple of weeks have been really, really good. It has only been raining for a few days in Uppsala, sweden. It has been sunny and beautiful.
the Next race of the Armand Duplantis is on Wednesday in sweden. However, we do not expect that he will set some new world records in the very near future.
" I'd like to make a new attempt at the world record once again, but I'm not in that shape right now. And this is understandable. There have been a few strange months now... I've been chilling pretty much. Mentally, everything is very good, but the physical absence for a while.
" Soon, I hope to be able to put up new goals once again.
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