Armand Duplantis Biography

Date of BirthNovember 10, 1999
Pole Vault Records– World Outdoor Record: 6.23 meters (20 ft 5+1⁄2 in)
– World Indoor Record: 6.22 meters (20 ft 5 in)
Championships– Olympic Champion
– Two-Time World Outdoor Champion (2022, 2023)
– One-Time World Indoor Champion
– Current European Champion
– Current Diamond League Champion
Medals– Silver Medal at the 2019 World Championships
– Two-Time European Champion (2018, 2022)
– Gold Medalist at 2022 World Indoor Championship
– Gold Medalist at 2021 European Indoor Championship
Youth Championships– 2015 World Youth Championships Title (at 15 years)
– Third Place at the 2016 World U20 Championships
– 2017 European U20 Champion
– 2018 World U20 Champion
Diamond League Titles– Three-Time Diamond League Champion
Awards– European and World Athletics Male Rising Star (2018)
– World Male Athlete of the Year (2020)
– European and World Male Athlete of the Year (2022)
Six-Meter Clearances– Cleared 6 meters or higher 60 times (as of Feb 2023)

Armand Duplantis Life and career

Family MemberBackgroundAchievements/Information
Armand DuplantisBorn in Lafayette, Louisiana– Professional pole vaulter
– Won his first major senior title at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin
– Improved his Swedish language skills over the years
Greg Duplantis (Father)American, Cajun descent, former pole vaulter– Personal best pole vault of 5.80 m (19 ft 1⁄2 in)
Helena Duplantis (Mother)Swedish, former heptathlete and volleyball playerEncouraged Armand to learn Swedish and provided language lessons
Andreas Duplantis (Brother)Participated in pole vaulting at youth championshipsRepresented Sweden at the 2009 World Youth Championships and 2012 World Junior Championships
Antoine Duplantis (Brother)Took up baseball in high schoolBecame the career hits leader for Louisiana State University baseball team in 2019
Johanna Duplantis (Sister)Involved in sportsNo specific achievements mentioned
Training LocationsWinters in Louisiana, Summers in Uppsala, SwedenAdapted to provide the best training conditions
Language SkillsLearned Swedish as a second languageImproved fluency with Skype lessons, comfortable with full Swedish-speaking interviews
Jerringpriset (2020)Most popular athlete in SwedenExpressed relief at being accepted by the Swedish public
Bond to SwedenStrong connection to Sweden and LafayetteChooses to divide the year between both locations
Early Pole VaultingStarted pole vaulting at age threeSet age group world bests, held records in various age groups

Armand Duplantis Achievements

Certainly, here’s a table summarizing Mondo Duplantis’ notable achievements from 2015 to 2023:

2015U18 World Champion
2016Set age-16 world best, world indoor youth best, and national high school indoor record (5.49m)
2017Set world indoor junior record (5.75m)
2017Set World Junior Record (5.90m) and American junior record
2018U20 World Champion, first European title, and first jump over 6.00m (6.05m)
2019World Championship Silver Medalist (5.97m)
2020Set first world record (6.17m indoors)
2020Broke own world record (6.18m indoors)
2020Broke outdoor world best (6.15m)
2021Olympic Gold Medalist in Tokyo (6.02m)
2021European Indoor Champion (6.05m)
2022Set multiple world records, won World Indoor Championship (6.20m)
2022Broke own outdoor world best (6.16m)
2022Set new world record at World Athletics Championships (6.21m)
2022European Champion (6.06m)
2022Retained Diamond Trophy (6.07m)
2023Broke own world record indoors (6.22m)
2023Broke own world record outdoors (6.23m – pending confirmation)

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