American-born Swedish pole vaulter Armand Gustav “Mondo” Duplantis (born 10 November 1999) holds the world record with a vault of 6.21 metres (20 feet, 412 inches).

And is the reigning Olympic champion and World champion. Duplantis, then only 15 years old, won the boys’ pole vault event at the 2015 World Youth Championships.

Armand Gustav "Mondo" Duplantis Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Armand Gustav “Mondo” Duplantis Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Setting multiple age group world records in the process. After setting a new under-20s world record with a height of 6.05 metres (19 ft 10 in) at the 2018 European Championships.

He went on to win silver at the 2019 World Championships. While doing so, Duplantis set Championship Bests.

And won the 2021 Diamond League and 2021 European Indoor Championships.

He triumphed at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, earning himself a place in Olympic history in the process.

His 2022 success began with an indoor world title at the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships, and it continued with a victory at the 2022 World Athletics Championship.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis Wins Gold in Men’s Pole Vault

On Tuesday, Swedish world record holder Mondo Duplantis won the Olympic men’s pole vault competition with a first-attempt clearance of 6.02 metres.

Duplantis, competing for Sweden, began his finals bid by clearing 5.8 metres, a height achieved by only seven vaulters (half the finals field). With a height of 5.87 metres, he failed his attempt.

Kendricks, a double world champion, missed the Olympics after testing positive for a novel coronavirus, so he did not face him in Tokyo.

In February of last year, on the World Indoor Tour, Duplantis first gained widespread attention by clearing 6.17 and 6.18 metres, respectively, to set new world records.

On a hot and muggy night in Tokyo, Duplantis had already won the gold medal but wanted to break the world record by throwing 6.19 metres.

Keeping the few hundred spectators in their seats in the Olympic Stadium.

Tokyo 2020 – Sweden’s Armand Duplantis Wins Pole Vault Gold But Misses Out on World Record

In Tokyo 2020, Armand Duplantis won the Olympic pole vault gold medal with ease, but he didn’t quite break his own world record.

Even though he only needed to clear 6.02m to win gold for Sweden, the Swedish-American tried to improve on his previous best of 6.18m.

On his first try, “Mondo” came close, bringing the bar to the floor with just a touch of his vest.

Conclusion

With his main competitor, Sam Kendricks, forced to withdraw from the Games after testing positive for coronavirus, all eyes were on Duplantis heading into the final.

Although the French superstar Renaud Lavillenie, the Olympic gold medalist from London 2012, would have loved to compete.

He still appeared to be hobbled by an ankle injury he sustained last month. Thanks for reading our article Armand Gustav “Mondo” Duplantis Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.