LAFAYETTE (USA): World U20 pole vault record-holder Armand Duplantis from Sweden has announced he will study at and represent Louisiana State University, informs Mile Split.
RunBlogRun opines: Mondo Duplantis is one of the most exciting and positive examples of where our sport is going. An amazingly talented athlete, with two parents who love him and watch over him, Mondo is on the way to developing into one of the finest pole vaulters our sport has even seen. Cocky, focused, but also able to be a kid, Mondo Duplantis will develop slowly, under the eyes of his father (former vaulter) and mother (former heptathlete). What is good about Mondo is that he does not like to loose, so he will make mistakes, but probably not repeat them. This kid has the speed, agility, focus, and competitiveness to shake it up. The future of the pole vault is sitting in Lafeyette, LA with a wonderful family and support system. Sweden should be proud.