Armand Duplantis, the pole vault athlete, accomplished his seventh planet record at the Diamond League Final. Right after clearing six meters, 23 centimeters, Duplantis celebrated by operating more than the stands with his arms raised in the air. This was the second planet record set at the season-ending meet, with Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay also breaking the women’s five,000-meter record. Duplantis required only 1 try to clear six.23m, a centimeter greater than his prior record. His historic jump placed him far ahead of Ernest John Obiena, who completed in second spot.
Duplantis expressed his excitement soon after setting the planet record and expressed hope to reach even higher heights in his profession. Tsegay, the women’s five,000-meter record breaker, took almost 5 seconds off the prior record and narrowly missed breaking the 14-minute barrier. The efforts of each athletes have helped to reduced the women’s five,000m record by almost 11 seconds more than the previous 3 years.