It was windy and humid nine degrees during Sunday’s Diamond League match in Gateshead, England, when all the polar walters went outside and felt 5.30 high.
But this did not have a big impact on Armand Duplandis – until the bar was raised to 5.74.
On the first attempt at Mondo’s height, it was clear how he had torn. But on the second try he seemed to have done it, a few seconds late and with a stunned face he saw how the bar in front fell down.
Lost to the Americans
– It was very difficult today, what we are doing, says Duplandis in SportCannon that the wind is dangerous.
Monto stayed at 5.55, the winner was American Sam Kendricks. Kendricks last beat Mondo during the World Cup final on October 1, 2019 in Doha.
With only a month to go before the Olympics in Tokyo, Monto did not believe today’s results should indicate a deteriorating pattern.
-I will take lessons with me from today, but there is a good feeling before the Olympics, he says.
Kim Amb, another Swedish player who finished in the top three at Gateshead, shot 76.96. Marcin Krugovsky took first place and Keshorn Walcott took second.
Clip: Here Kim Amp throws 76.96