Duplantis to the final after the chaos: “Crazies”

As expected, the gold favorite Armand Duplantis made it to the finals at the EC in Rome. The pole vault star entered the qualifier at 5.60, which he passed without any problems whatsoever.

That jump was enough for “Mondo” as several jumpers did not clear the 5.60 limit.

Pål Haugen Lillefosse, who came third in the European Championships in 2022, was forced to withdraw before the qualifiers. According to NRK, it is about a feeling in the calf this time, for the 23-year-old who had been one of the silver and bronze favourites.

The Norwegian has had problems with his hamstring before the EC and the championship had been Lillefosse’s season premiere.

In addition, German Lita Baehre, European Championship runner-up in 2022, did not advance from the qualifiers after he failed to clear 5.60 meters.

The pole vault final will be decided on Wednesday.