Kings Duplantis pole vault, tie Lavillenie in backyard competition

PARIS: Three of the best pole vaulters of all time came face to face in a competition on Sunday from their backyards, as the sport continued to find new ways to continue despite the coronavirus pandemic.

World record holder Armand Duplantis and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie he cleared five meters 36 times in half an hour, while the world champion Sam Kendricks managed 26 successful attempts.



The event, broadcast live on World athletics On social media, he saw Lavillenie compete from his home in Clermont-Ferrand, France, with Swedish star Duplantis in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Kendricks in Oxford, Mississippi.

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Duplantis, 20, wanted an additional three minutes to decide a winner, but Lavillenie, 33, said he was ready.

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