Duplantis won 6.05 and is close to 6.19

Sports Writing, Feb 19 Swede Armand Duplantis added his 19th consecutive indoor track win by winning the pole vault at Birmingham (UK) with 6.05 metres, failing to break the world record he himself holds. Duplantis set a new season world record by smashing 6.05 on the third attempt, improving 6.04 which he himself made on the last day 9 at the IFU Arena in Uppsala, then trying to jump 6.19, more than his own record in centimeters, but he couldn’t, although he wasn’t far is very. The Swede beat the Brazilian Thiago Braz, who achieved his best marks on the track by 5.81, surpassing all the marks he tried in the third jump, and the Belgian Ben Broders (5.71). In women’s height, Australian Eleanor Patterson took her second straight victory in Europe thanks to a record 1.97, by which she again surpassed Russia’s Maria Lasitskene, who had to settle on a poor mark of 1.91. Noah Lyles fought the massive duel between the Americans at 60 metres. He won the best time of his career (6.55), ahead of Ronnie Baker and Elijah Hall by a hundred. In the women’s edition, Jamaican five-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Hera beat Britain’s Daryl Neta (7.11), Switzerland’s Mujinja Kampunge (7.13) and American Destiny Smith-Barnett (7.15). His compatriot Stephanie Ann McPherson won the 400 meters with a time of 51.39, while American Kamari Montgomery beat the men’s 45.72. Kenyans Collins Kipruto (1:45.39) and Abel Kipsang (3:34.57) ruled in the 800 and 1500 respectively, ahead of Britain’s Elliot Giles and Spain’s Adil Michel, and American Grant Holloway showing he’s the king of winning hurdles in the 60 with 7.41. Britain’s Isabel Bovey set the world’s best time of the year in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:38.25, compatriot Kelly Hodgkinson won the 800 with a national record (1:57.20), and Sweden’s Khedi Sanya won the 6.70 metres. EFE Japan / ISM

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