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Swedish Pole Vaulter 'Defies The Laws Of Physics' With Incredible World Record Attempt

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Swedish Pole Vaulter 'Defies The Laws Of Physics' With Incredible World Record Attempt

Pole vaulter Armand "Mondo" Duplantis of Sweden has become an online sensation this week after a clip of him clearing 6.05m went viral.

The 19-year-old, who holds a number of age group world bests, broke the indoor junior record at the European Athletics Championships last year with this incredible attempt in Berlin, Germany.

Duplantis is currently tied as the number four pole vaulter in history after this successful run.

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"The laws of physics are on the phone and they have questions..." said one Twitter user and he's right. How did he do this?

It looks an almost impossible task when he plants his pole into the ground but after a number of twists and turns, he eventually climbs over the bar to smash his own previous record of 5.88m.

Armand's incredible effort certainly got people talking on social media.

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From the incredible to the unfortunate. Pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita of Japan failed to move past the qualifying round at the 2016 Rio Olympics after brushing the bar with his penis.

He was inches away from qualifying, as well. That has got to hurt.

Topics: Athletics, World Record, Sweden, Athletics News

Jack Kenmare
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