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Former LSU star Mondo Duplantis to vault for Olympic gold after advancing through qualification round | LSU – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-07-30 22:43:00 –

After winning the silver medal at the 2019 World Badomin Championship, Mondo Duplantis won the Olympic gold medal that passed the pole vault qualifying round of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday night.

Former LSU star Duplantis from Lafayette, who is competing for his native Sweden, made the first mistake to clear the bar in the next three attempts to compete in the finals at the Olympic Stadium. I shook it off.

Duplantis’ third 18-foot, 10¼-inch night bar, world record holder for both indoor and outdoor pole vaults, will be held on Tuesday at 5:20 am in his finals. Secured the position.

Duplantis, who participated in LSU in 2019, passed at the opening height of 17-4½ and entered 18-½.

After failing to clear the bar at that bar, the 21-year-old adjusted and propelled himself over the bar with plenty of time in his second attempt.

Duplantis returned with a brief first attempt clearance at 18-6½ and 18-10¼ to advance to the final as expected.

The popular Duplantis for winning the gold medal holds the world’s indoor mark at 20-3¼.

He jumped 20-2 last September, breaking the 27-year-old world outdoor record held by the great Sergey Bubka.

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Former LSU star after running in the high jump final in the qualifying round on Thursday night Juborn Harrison I’m going to play another final in the long jump qualifying at 5:10 am on Saturday.

Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, 22-year-old Harrison is the first American male athlete to qualify for the rare high jump / long jump double jump at the same Olympics since the great Jim Thorpe in 1912.

Also Saturday, former LSU star Natoya Goal, The Jamaican man will race in the women’s 800-meter semifinal at 6:50 am.

Ghoul set the fastest time in the first round heat on Thursday at 1’59.83 seconds.

And former LSU All American Michael Cherry Line up in the first round of the 400m open at 8:45 pm and begin your quest for individual Olympic medals

As the first Olympic athlete, former LSU athletic star Juborn Harrison may have been a little nervous to get into the fir Thursday night …

Former LSU pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis is the world’s indoor and outdoor record holder and hopes to be the first step towards a gold medal …

Yes, Mondo has been great since it exploded in the high school athletics scene in Louisiana in 2015.



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