Armand "Mondo" Duplantis Wins 2020 Opener, Nearly Sets World Record

DUSSELDORF, Germany – World record-holder Armand Duplantis will open his season at the ISTAF Indoor in Dusseldorf on 31 January.

Armand "Mondo" Duplantis Wins 2020 Opener, Nearly Sets World Record
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The organizers confirmed Duplantis’ appearance for the ISS Dome Hall event.

Duplantis, who broke pole vault WR for 2nd time in two weeks in February 2020, will face two-time world champion Sam Kendricks, world bronze medallist Piotr Lisek from Poland along with top Germans Bo Kanda Lita Baehre and Raphael Holzdeppe.

On the track, Switzerland’s Ajla Del Ponte faces leading Germans Lisa Kwayie, Tatjana Pinto, Rebekka Haase, and Jennifer Montag in the women’s 60m.

German champion Deniz Almas faces Ivory Coast’s Arthur Gue Cisse in the men’s 60m.

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde competes in the men’s 60m hurdles, while Nadine Visser takes on Belarus’ Alina Talay in the women’s 60m hurdles.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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