Athletics: Armand Duplantis won easily in Shanghai – and was close to a new world record

Armand Duplantis has had a tasty start to the outdoor season. Last weekend he broke the world record with 6.24 in Xiemen, China, and as the Diamond League continued in Shanghai, he was close to his ninth career world record.

He won the event at 6 meters and then raised the bar to 6.25. There, the last and third attempts were absolutely the best.

See the attempt in the player above.

ARCHIVES: See last weekend’s world record jump of 6.24:

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Duplantis broke the world record last weekend – see the jump here Photo: SVT/Bildbyrån