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Mondo Duplantis breaks the world record for pole vault for the eighth time

Swede Mondo Duplantis broke the men’s pole vault world record for the eighth time by jumping 6.24 meters (20 feet, 5 inches) during a Diamond League competition in Xiamen, China, on Saturday.

Like Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka in the 1980s and 1990s, Duplantis has chosen to raise the bar by at least one centimeter on all his world records, starting with the first in February 2020. Each time he breaks them, he receives bonus money.

Duplantis’ next barrier – 20 feet, 6 inches – is significant because he could become the first man to clear 20 feet, 6 inches.

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Also on Saturday, Olympic gold medalist Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico overtook Bahamian Devynne Charlton to win the 100-meter hurdles in 12.45 seconds, ahead by four hundredths.

Reigning world champion Danielle Williams of Jamaica (fourth, 12.56) and world record holder Tobi Amusan of Nigeria (fifth, 12.58) also took part in the race.

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Australian Torrie Lewis won the 200 meters in 22.96, leaving world 100 meter champion Sha’Carri Richardson behind by three hundredths. Richardson, who races primarily in the 100 meters, was followed by three more Americans who could compete in the 200 meters at June’s Olympic Trials: Tamara Clark, Anavia Battle and TeeTee Terry.

Olympic gold medalist Gong Lijiao of China won the women’s shot put with a throw of 19.72 meters, topping a field that included American Chase Jackson, the two-time reigning world champion who threw 19.62 for third place .

American Shelby McEwen won the men’s high jump against co-Olympic gold medalist Mutaz Barshim of Qatar by jumping 2.27 meters. McEwen finished seventh at the 2023 World Championships.

The Diamond League moves live to Suzhou, China next Saturday Peacock from 7-9 a.m. ET.

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