Swedish Armand Duplantis He broke the all-time record for the outdoor pole vault, after winning the eighth round at the meeting in Stockholm this Thursday. diamond leagueWith a best trial of 6.16 meters.

The record that allowed the young Swedish athlete, 22 years oldHe has improved his 6.15 meters as the best jump in outdoor history since September 2020.

After jumping last March, he’s just four centimeters shorter than the world record for expertise, which Duplantis himself holds. Belgrade 6.20 meters on the closed track.

“This is so special, I wanted to come back here and try something special. I felt fit and got an incredible boost in Stockholm, where I currently live, and that gave me a bonus. I had a big home advantage. It’s hard to describe. “I remember being very focused on not touching the bar and when I got it I started running like a fool,” he said.

“This is the moment I want to be in the shape I’m in, I think I can be world champion and do something special at Eugene. I don’t feel pressure, I just feel the pressure I put on myself. I think I can go higher in Oregon and it’s important to be in top shape out there. Today is confirmation that I can do that,” he added, with the World Cup announcement two weeks later.

Dos Santos shines in the 400 hurdles

Duplantis’ sensational record overshadowed the Brazilian’s no less outstanding performance Alison Dos SantosAfter winning in the Swedish capital with a time of 46.80 seconds, he became the first athlete to surpass the 47 second threshold in 400 hurdles this year.

The record that allowed the young 22-year-old Brazilian athlete to deal a major blow to authority two weeks before the start of the race. Eugene World Cups (United States) Dos Santos appears keen to improve on the bronze he achieved at the last Tokyo Olympics.

In fact, with the time signed in Stockholm this Thursday, Alison Dos Santos occupied the first place in the world ranking of the year from the United States. Rai Benjaminsilver in Tokyo, which set a record 47.04 seconds in last week’s American election tests.

A feat that didn’t seem like enough for the Brazilian, who took the meeting record from none other than the Norwegian. Karsten Warholm He is the current Olympic and world champion and also a universal record holder, running 46.87 seconds in Stockholm in August 2020.

But Duplantis and Dos Santos were not the only two stars of a meeting where the Granada man also shined. AndersonPeters, reigning world champion and Slovenian who won the javelin final with a throw of 90.31 meters Kristian CechHe won the discus final with a record of 70.02 meters.

A better 71.47 meters this year, Cech beat the very young man by 21 centimeters. Mikolas Aleknaonly 19 years old and the son of double olympic and world discus champion legendary Virgilijus Alekna, he took second place with 69.81 meters.

The discus thrower, the other big star of Swedish athletics, took third place. Daniel Stahl, The current Olympic and world champion who had to settle for the best throw of 67.57 meters.

The British’s performance was even more disappointing. Keely HodgkinsonCurrent Olympic runner-up defeated by the Kenyan in the 800m final Mary Mora.

Hodgkinson, who signed for a while 1:58.18He paid at the finish line for the many meters he should have run in the second lane at the counter to try to reach the last meters in a good position.

On the other hand, Italian Marcell Jacobs, In the 100 meters, the Olympic champion could not even compete due to the discomfort in his hip.

A disease that does not allow to calibrate the original form status Returning to the tracks with a time of 10.12 seconds last weekend after a season full of injuries, the Italian will participate in the World Championship to be held in Eugene.