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Mondo breaks world record

Jumped 6.17m at meet in Poland
Posted at 3:12 PM, Feb 08, 2020

TORUN, Poland — Former Lafayette High star Mondo Duplantis broke the world pole vaulting record at the Copernicus Cup in Poland Saturday.

Duplantis, 20, jumped 6.17m.

"I've wanted to break the world record since I was three years old," Duplantis said after the jump. "It hasn't really sunk in yet. I'm on cloud nine right now. There's no secret to what I do; I just put in a lot of hard work. I can't thank my parents enough for helping me to get to where I'm at now. All the support I had from everybody is the reason why I did this."

Duplantis competed last season at LSU, before deciding to turn pro ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.