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Armand DUPLANTIS

Swedish Armand DUPLANTIS

American-born Swedish pole vaulter and the current pole vault World Record holder with a height of 6.17 metres

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Born: on November 10, 1999 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States  (20 years)


Biography

Duplantis was born into an athletic family; his American father, Greg Duplantis, is a former pole vaulter with a personal best of 5.80 m (19 ft ?1/4 in), while his Swedish mother Helena (née Hedlund) is a former heptathlete and volleyball player. His two older brothers, Andreas and Antoine, also took up sports; Andreas represented Sweden as a pole vaulter at the 2009 World Youth Championships and 2012 World Junior Championships, while Antoine dropped pole vault for baseball in high school before heading to LSU where he became the school's career hits leader in 2019.

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