Armand Duplantis broke the world record – again.
Now the expert Miro Zalar is putting his foot down after the criticism against the superstar.
– What the hell should we ask for?, he says.
Armand Duplantis had longed and searched for a new world record throughout the outdoor season – and in the last big competition of the fall, it finally came. Armand Duplantis jumped 6.22 already in February and in several competitions in a row the bar has been 6.23. But in vain, as Duplantis was close, but no more than that.
The rumors about Mondo
But in the Diamond League final, Duplantis once again raised the bar to a new record high – and then he only needed one jump. Duplantis cleared a new world record height on the first attempt, and he has now broken his own world record seven times. But now there are discussions about how Duplantis actually breaks his own world records.
Sergej Bubka broke a total of 35 world records during his career, and he had the method of always raising one centimeter at a time, despite the fact that the capacity still existed for higher heights. Armand Duplantis has chosen to do the same, and some believe that it depends on how his bonus system is structured. Duplantis is said to have a world record bonus that is activated for a record increase per year. Armand Duplantis and his agent Daniel Wessfeldt have argued that the strategy taken by Mondo has nothing to do with money.
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Puts the foot down
And the duo is now supported by athletics expert Miro Zalar, on Radiosporten. He believes that it would be a waste to raise by more than one centimeter at a time – and roars at all critics.
– We are already grumbling when he “only” jumps 6.10. What the hell are we going to ask for then? It’s fun to be a part of. For every centimeter it is higher than what any devil has jumped through time, you can offer that, says Zalar to Expressen.
However, there is a risk with the whole thing, says Zalar. He believes that Sergej Bubka had the potential to jump so much higher, but with the small increases he never reached the levels he should have reached.
– It took three years for “Mondo” to break six world records. If he then raises one centimeter each time, we can start counting. Six new ones in three years, then it will take a while before he is up to what everyone thinks he will be able to do. Around 6.30, says Zalar.
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