The United States is considering more sporting events after the success of the World Cups

As a metaphor for a sport with lofty ambitions, Armand Duplantis’ quest for a world record in the pole vault was the perfectly crafted final act that the exciting World Championships in Athletics deserved.

The Swedish star lowered the curtain on the 10-day track and field extravaganza in Eugene on Sunday with a stunning 6.21m jump, flying over the bar with ease and electrifying Hayward Field.

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