Mondo Duplantis has shown his stardom potential for the past few years. His European Athletic Champs in 2018, in Berlin, was fantastic. His WC with Sam Kendricks was also a battle. Now, Mondo is beginning to provide the fans with a glimpse into his future. He did just that in Dusseldorf earlier today.
Duplantis like from another planet
DUSSELDORF (GER, Feb 4): It was right so for meet director Marc Osenberg who is active mainly in pole vault world. The best result of PSD Bank Meeting, third stop of WA World Indoor Tour 2020, happened there. Mondo Duplantis was jumping like from another planet. All heights including superb six meters in season debut with huge space over the bar. He went directly to promising World record attempts at 617. In total 6 World leads and 3 meet records were a satisfactory result for the sold out hall.
Event by event
60m – Brit Chijindu Ujah is back in form, clocking 6.55 in the heats and an equal PB of 6.53 in the final ahead of Brandon Carnes from the United States in 6.56. Jan Volko equalled his Slovakian record of 6.57 in third.
800m – Fresh from opening his season with a 1:45.39 clocking in Erfurt, Marc Reuther made it back-to-back wins in 1:46.13 ahead of Poland’s Adam Kszczot (1:46.42) and Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Amel Tuka (1:47.29). Marcin Lewandowski won the first race in 1:47.23.
1500m – On his season’s debut, Norway’s Filip Ingebrigtsen set a world lead of 3:36.62, closing with 57.09 for the last 400m to win from Belgium’s Ismael Debjani (3:39.05) and Kenya’s Vincent Kibet (3:39.49)
3000m – Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega closed with a 26.91 last lap to win in a world lead and meeting record of 7:35.71 from Getnet Wate (7:36.03) and Kenya’s Bethwel Birgen (7:36.21). Swiss Jonas Raess improved to 7:45.67 in sixth.
60m hurdles – Kuwait’s Mohamed Yaqoub Al-Youha smashed his PB with 7.54 to beat Greece’s Konstantinos Douvalidis (7.61) and Hungary’s Valdo Szucs (7.62). He moves to second on the Asian all-time list behind China’s Liu Xiang (7.41).
Pole vault – Armand Duplantis cleared a meeting record, world lead and Swedish indoor record of 6.00m on his season’s debut. He had three attempts at a world record of 6.17m including one very close second attempt. Sam Kendricks was second with 5.80m.
Shot put – Croatia’s Filip Mihaljevic smashed the world lead in the second round with a national record of 21.52m ahead of Poland’s Konrad Bukowiecki (20.92m) and Czech Republic’s Tomas Stanek (20.89m).
60m – World 200m finalist Gina Bass improved her Gambian record to 7.16 ahead of Switzerland’s Ajla del Ponte (7.27) and Shania Collins from the United States (7.28).
400m – Lisanne de Witte from the Netherlands (52.30) and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger (52.50) won their respective races although Poland’s Justyna Swiety-Ersetic was the second fastest performer, finishing second in race one in 52.49.
1500m – After a defeat in Karlsruhe at the weekend, Beatrice Chepkoech returned to winning form and lowered her Kenyan record and meeting record to 4:02.09 in the process. Ethiopia’s Axumawit Embaye was second in 4:02.96 with Winnie Nanyondo third in an Ugandan indoor record of 4:06.13.
60m hurdles – From lane eight, Christina Clemons won in 7.91 ahead of home favourite Cindy Roleder in a big season’s best of 7.94 with Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan third in 7.96.
Triple jump – Neele Eckhardt won on home soil with a lifetime best and world lead of 14.17m from Portugal’s Patricia Mamona (14.09m).