Mondo Duplantis breaks indoor world record in pole vault

HENGLO (April 4) — Mondo Duplantis, the world record-holder in pole vault, will participate in the upcoming 2023 FBK Games on June 4. The event, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, will take place at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Stadium in Hengelo.

The already star-studded line-up for the event will see Duplantis aiming to win his third consecutive title at the stadium. The world and Olympic champion is renowned for his outstanding performances at the stadium, having set a meeting record of 6.10m last year.

The Swede star vaulter expressed his excitement for the upcoming event, highlighting the energy of the crowd at the stadium as a perfect catalyst for delivering top-notch performances. Read more: Femke Bol and Lieke Klaver set for FBK Games 2023

“The FBK Stadium is a place where you can really deliver and jump high, so I am looking forward to seeing what I can do in Hengelo this year,” he said according to a release by the organizers.

“This year will be my third time at the FBK Games in Hengelo. I have very fond memories of my first time there in 2021 jumping a meeting record of 6,10m, and last year the enthusiasm in the stadium was incredible.

“The crowd in the grandstands always cheers me on creating this amazing atmosphere that gives me extra energy. I can’t wait to return and experience it all again!

Duplantis will be competing along some of the world’s top athletes, who have also been confirmed by the organizers, including the world indoor 400m record-holder, Femke Bol, and her Dutch teammate, Lieke Klaver.

The FBK Games is renowned for its electrifying atmosphere and has a history of bringing together top-notch athletes from around the world.

“It is fantastic for our competition to welcome an athlete like Mondo Duplantis for the third year in a row. Mondo enjoys pole vaulting in Hengelo because of the atmosphere, but also because it’s a good place to jump high,” Ellen van Langen, Meeting Director for the FBK Games said.

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