Mondo Duplantis
BELGRADE, SERBIA - MARCH 20: Armand Duplantis of Sweden SWE competes during the Men's Pole Vault on Day Three of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 2022 at Belgrade Arena on March 20, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images for World Athletics)

The enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 spectators saw top results (Duplantis among them) in nice summer weather for a very special edition of Stockholm’s Bauhaus Galan Diamond League meeting. In total, six meet records, 2 Diamond League records and four world leads made for a spectacular statistical overview.

Meet record breakers will get 0.5 carat diamonds, but above all, Mondo Duplantis set a new outdoor world record of 6.16 meters in the pole vault. Interestingly, it is a Swedish record, as the national federation has a different policy than World Athletics.

Short reviews

100 meters: A clear win for Akani Simbine over Reece Prescod, 10.02 to 10.15 (-0.5w).

800 meters: A surprise victory for Algeria’s Slimane Moula in 1:44.60 to Benjamin Robert’s 1:45.11. Olympic winner Korir was only 5th.

1500 meters (non-DL): Victory for Czech Republic’s Filip Sasinek in 3:36.56 ahead of Brit Matt Stonier’s 3:36.60.

3000 meters: The shock of the season? Swiss-based Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu, who competes for the Athlete Refugee Team, upset Jacob Kiplimo in a sprint finish, 7:29.48 (world lead) to 7:29.55. His previous lifetime best stood at 7:49.31.

400-meter hurdles: Alison Dos Santos dominated from the gun, storming to victory in a world lead of 46.80 seconds, the sixth fastest time in history, also a meet record. The Brazilian won by more than one second from CJ Allen (48.28).

4×100 relay (non-DL): Netherlands clocked 38.70 seconds to win easily.

Long jump (non-DL): Miltiadis Tentoglou was the only athlete to break eight meters with 8.31 meters in round five.

Pole vault: 6.16 meters for Armand Duplantis! The highest vault ever achieved outdoors, improving his previous world outdoor best by one centimeter. Before that, he cleared 6.03 meters; Nilsen and Braz also tried at 6.03 after going over 5.93.

Discus: The new generation dominated with Kristjan Ceh (70.02 meet record) and Mykolas Alekna (69.81 personal best) finishing first and second ahead of Daniel Stahl with 67.57 meters.

Javelin: Anderson Peters returned to 90-meter-plus form with a meeting record of 90.31 to beat Neeraj Chopra, who improved his Indian record to 89.94 meters in the first round. Julian Weber was third in 89.08 in a high quality competition. Jakub Vadlejch got 88.59, the best-ever mark for 4th position.

Mondo Duplantis sets new world record

Duplantis sets world pole vault record of 6.19m

200m: A brilliant head-to-head between Dina Asher-Smith and Mujinga Kambundji, who were drawn in adjacent lanes. Both were timed at 22.37 seconds with Asher-Smith given the verdict by 0.003.

400 meters (non-DL): Anna Kielbasinska defeated Lieke Klaver, 50.60 to 50.96 seconds.

800 meters: Newcomer Mary Moraa kicked away from Keely Hodgkinson, 1:57.68 to 1:58.18.

1500 meters (non-DL): Linden Hall won by more than a second from Winnie Nanyondo, 4:02.65 to 4:03.66.

100-meter hurdles: Olympic champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn kept up her winning ways in 12.46 seconds from Tobi Amusan (12.50) and Nia Ali (12.53).

400-meter hurdles: It was a Diamond League record of 52.27 for Femke Bol (also meet record), the second fastest time in history by a European after her European record of 52.03. Bol won by more than one second again from Rushell Clayton’s 53.90 and Anna Ryzhykova in 54.33.

4×100 relay (non-DL): A Swiss record, world lead and meet record of 42.13 seconds for the team of Frey, Kambundji, Kora and Del Ponte.

3000-meter steeplechase: Victory for Kazakh Daisy Jepkemei in 9:15.77, a French record for Alice Finot, who was second in 9:19.59 and a Ukrainian record for Nataliya Strebkova with 9:24.54 in fourth.

High jump: Eleanor Patterson cleared a season’s best of 1.96 meters. Yaroslava Mahuchikh had to settle for fifth with her opening height clearance of 1.89 meters.

Long jump: Lorraine Ugen won with 6.81meters from Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk with 6.76 meters . Malaika Mihambo and Ivana Vuleta were fourth and fifth with 6.72 and 6.66, respectively.

Shot put: Chase Ealey backed up her win at the US Championships with 20.30 meters and 20.48 in the second and sixth rounds, respectively, to beat Sarah Mitton with 19.90.

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