Mondo Duplantis Wins Stockholm Diamond League


Mondo Duplantis put another notch in his belt Sunday with a win at Stockholm Diamond League. 

The recent Lafayette High School (LA) graduate and future LSU Tiger won the event by vaulting 5.86 meters.

Duplantis, who competes internationally for Sweden, earned the victory just weeks after placing second at the Prefontaine Classic, just behind 2017 IAAF World Champion Sam Kendricks on May 25. In that meeting, Duplantis vaulted 5.71m (18-8¾ ). Kendricks won in Eugene with a vault of 19-0.75. This weekend, however, Duplantis turned the tables and beat Kendricks, who took second in 5.81m (19-¾).

Duplantis holds the world junior record of 5.93m/19-5.5, which he set at the LHSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 5. Before that, he held the world junior record from the Texas Relays when he vaulted 19-5.


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