Sexmetershoppet is not only årsbästa for the Swedish 19-year-old but also the new track record, as well as collegerekord. The old collegerekordet of 5.98 was set by Lawrence Johnson in 1996 – three years before Armand Duplantis was born. Four years after its collegerekord took the same Johnson the silver medal at the summer OLYMPICS in Sydney.
21 jumpers participated in the competition in Fayetteville, which became a lengthy history – three hours and twenty minutes, writes athletics.see. Duplantis had to wait for over two hours before he entered the competition with the bar at 5,45 meters.
and passed to 5.63 in the first attempt. Duplantis last competitor disappeared on 5,71 ft and 19-see her bold fashion third jump for the day, 5,81, he set the new race and track record.
After it raised the bar to six feet, which Duplantis passed in the third attempt.
In August of last year jumped Armand Duplantis during the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Berlin as the first american over six feet.
Armand was not the only one in Duplantisfamiljen who had a good day at work. Big brother Antoine Duplantis, who plays baseball for the collegelaget LSU Tigers, took his team to the victory with a home run and local media acclaim and marvel on social media over the brothers ' success during the same evening.