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Sweden’s Duplantis soars to Olympic pole vault gold

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Armand Duplantis of Sweden in action

 Armand Duplantis of Sweden in action during the Tokyo Olympics men’s pole vault final. REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

TOKYO—World record holder Mondo Duplantis of Sweden won the Olympic men’s pole vault gold medal on Tuesday after clearing a height of 6.02 meters on his first effort.

The 21-year-old Duplantis, who finished with a silver medal behind world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States in 2019, remained the only man to fly over six meters this year.

American Chris Nilsen cleared the bar at 5.97 with his first attempt but could not match Duplantis and picked up the silver medal.

Brazil’s Thiago Braz, who won the title at his home Olympics in Rio de Janeiro five years ago, took bronze with his effort of 5.87.

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