It was stormy and damp nine degrees during Sunday’s Diamond League in Gateshead, UK when all the pole vault came out and felt a high of 5.30.
But it doesn’t appear to have any significant effect on Armand Duplantis – until the limit was raised to 5.74.
On Mondo’s first attempt at height, it was clear how ripped apart. But on the second attempt, he seemed to succeed, until he was a few seconds late and with a dazed face he saw how the tape had fallen in front of him.
He lost to America
– It was really tough today and in what we do the winds can be dangerous, says Duplantis at Sportkanalen.
Mondo remained at 5.55 and the winner was American Sam Kendricks. The last time Kendrix beat Mondo was during the World Cup Final in Doha on October 1, 2019.
Despite the fact that the Tokyo Olympics are only a month away, Mondo does not believe that today’s results should indicate a deterioration in shape.
He says: – I take lessons from today but still feel good before the Olympics.
Another Swede who placed in the top three at Gateshead was Kim Amb, who threw 76.96 into the javelin. Marcin Krukowski finished first and Kishorn and Walcott came second.
CLIP: Here he throws Kim Amb 76.96