World Championships in Athletics: Armand Duplantis Breaks His Own World Record, Team USA Makes History

The Swede cleared 6.21 meters in the final event of an exciting 10 days in Eugene, Oregon, one centimeter higher than his previous world record set in March at the World Indoor Championships.

Duplantis has already won the world title by jumping 6 meters for the first time after his opponents failed to clear 5.94 meters.

But by pushing himself, the 22-year-old was able to surpass his previous record on his second attempt, breaking the world record for the fifth time.

“It’s great, I can’t complain” – Duplantis. said. “Actually, today I didn’t really think about the record… I really really wanted to win the gold. It was the medal I was missing.

“So when I was at that height, everything kind of came together and it came from there.”

Duplantis competes in the men's pole vault finals on the tenth day of the World Championships in Athletics.

Duplantis wasn’t the only one to break the world record on Sunday. Nigerian Toby Amusan won gold in the women’s 100m hurdles, setting a new world record in the semi-finals.

Amusan finished in a time of 12.12 seconds, breaking the record of 12.20 set by Kendra Harrison of the United States in 2016.

And she thought she set an even faster record in the final, finishing with a time of 12.06 to win the gold, but due to strong winds, the time was eventually ruled out.

History in the native land

The 2022 World Cup was a landmark event for the US as it was the first to be held on American soil.

And the hosts made this score.

Team USA finished with 33 medals in 10 days, the most for a single country in the history of the competition and more than three times more than any other country that competed in the event.

The team finished with 13 gold, nine silver and 11 bronze medals.

This came after a strong final day for the host when he won three gold medals.

Ating Mu finished first in the women’s 800m, with gold following later in both the men’s and women’s 4 x 400m relay.