Olympic champion Armand Duplantis breaks the pole vault world record for the sixth time.

Clermont-Ferrand, France, hosts the World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting.

The 23-year-old Swede broke his own world record by clearing 6.22m.

The Olympic and world champion set the record on his third attempt.

He broke the previous record of 6.21m set at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last year.

Duplantis, a Swedish pole vaulter, wants to ‘push the boundaries of what is possible.’
British records are broken by Hodgkinson, Asher-Smith, and Gourley.
Duplantis broke Renaud Lavillenie’s 2014 world record of 6.16m by jumping 6.17m in February 2020.

The following week, he improved to 6.18m in Glasgow.

Duplantis then cleared 6.19m at the Belgrade Indoor Meeting in March 2022, and 13 days later improved to 6.20m at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in the same venue.

In his career, he has now achieved 60 clearances of six metres or more.

Sergey Bubka of Ukraine was the first man to break the six-metre barrier in 1985. He broke his own record 12 times before Lavillenie broke it in 2014.

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