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Athletics: Stockholm Diamond League 2022 – Armand Duplantis sets new best mark outdoors – Olympics

He’s simply unstoppable.

Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis broke records once more on Thursday (30 June) night, this time on home soil at the Diamond League athletics meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The pole vault Olympic champion soared clear of the field and gave the eager home crowd exactly what they came to see, going over at 6.16m to set the new best mark ever recorded outdoors.

That added 1cm to his previous best of 6.15, set in Rome in September 2020. It’s 4cm shy of his outright world record, which was set indoors at the World Indoor Athletics Championships earlier this year.

It was the highlight performance – among many impressive ones – on the night in the Swedish capital.

Olympics.com carried updates from Stockholm below. All times are local (CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours). Most recent updates first.

9:59pm – Moula wins 800m

And the last race of the night, the men’s 800m, is won by Algeria’s African champion Slimane Moula in 1:44.60, just outside his PB.

The two Kenyans, Collins Kipruto and Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich, were down in seventh and eighth.

Duplantis isn’t going for the world record, so that’s the end of tonight’s action.

9:54pm – Ceh wins discus

Kristjan Ceh has had a very impressive season in the discus.

The Slovenian, who has already broken the Diamond League record this season, is the only man over 70m in Stockholm.

His 70.02 is enough to win the event, and it’s a new meeting record to boot.

9:48pm – Duplantis does it!

A new world outdoor best!

With plenty of room to spare, Armand Duplantis clears 6.16m on his second try to better his outdoor PB of 6.15.

The crowd go wild. Will he go for the world record?

9:47pm – Asher-Smith wins narrow 200m in photo-finish

Away cleanly at the second time of asking in the women’s 200m.

World champ Dina Asher-Smith has Mujinga Kambundji next to her and the Brit has an early lead but has the Swiss caught her at the line?

What a race!

A photo-finish to determine the winner – and it goes to Asher-Smith in 22.37.

That’s a big boost of confidence ahead of Worlds.

9:36pm – Duplantis going for outdoor best

Both Nilsen and Braz have fouled out at 6.03, which means Armand Duplantis is the winner.

He’s now having the bar moved up to 6.16m – if he clears this, it will be a new world outdoor best.

9:33pm – Dos Santos claims 400m hurdles

Wow, Alison dos Santos has gone out flying from the gun and no-one can catch him!

The Olympic bronze medallist has broken the meeting record – 46.80 – beating Karsten Warholm’s old meet mark.

That’s the new world lead too.

Over in the women’s long jump, Lorraine Ugen of Great Britain fouled her final attempt in the Final 3 round, but still took victory with a best jump of 6.81m.

9:25pm – Duplantis comfortable for new World Lead

No-one can keep up with Mondo Duplantis. Three men – Duplantis, Chris Nilsen, and Thiago Braz – move up from 5.93m to 6.03…….

Source: https://olympics.com/en/news/athletics-diamond-league-2022-stockholm-results-live-updates

He’s simply unstoppable.

Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis broke records once more on Thursday (30 June) night, this time on home soil at the Diamond League athletics meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The pole vault Olympic champion soared clear of the field and gave the eager home crowd exactly what they came to see, going over at 6.16m to set the new best mark ever recorded outdoors.

That added 1cm to his previous best of 6.15, set in Rome in September 2020. It’s 4cm shy of his outright world record, which was set indoors at the World Indoor Athletics Championships earlier this year.

It was the highlight performance – among many impressive ones – on the night in the Swedis…….

He’s simply unstoppable.

Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis broke records once more on Thursday (30 June) night, this time on home soil at the Diamond League athletics meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The pole vault Olympic champion soared clear of the field and gave the eager home crowd exactly what they came to see, going over at 6.16m to set the new best mark ever recorded outdoors.

That added 1cm to his previous best of 6.15, set in Rome in September 2020. It’s 4cm shy of his outright world record, which was set indoors at the World Indoor Athletics Championships earlier this year.

It was the highlight performance – among many impressive ones – on the night in the Swedis…….

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