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LSU examines physics behind Duplantis' world-record vault

Duplantis set record at Copernicus Cup Saturday
Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 17:13:07-05

Lafayette native Mondo Duplantis officially set the bar in pole vault Saturday.

Representing Sweden, Duplantis eclipsed the world record, with a vault of 6.17 meters at the Orlen Copernicus Cup as part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour. He broke Renaud Lavillenie’s record of 6.16 M that was set in 2014.

As a former LSU track and field star, the Tigers did an in-depth analysis of the physics behind Duplantis' skills.

Duplantis is expected to compete with Sweden at the 2020 Olympics.