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Sweden's Duplantis soars 6.17m to break pole vault world record

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ByReuters
08/02/2020 at 19:28 | Updated 08/02/2020 at 19:33

Feb 8 (Reuters) - World silver medallist Mondo Duplantis broke the pole vault world record on Saturday when the American-born Swede soared 6.17 metres on his second attempt at a World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Torun in Poland.

Duplantis broke Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie's record of 6.16 metres set in February 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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