Athletics – Armand Duplantis: “I still have plenty under my feet” –

Athletics – Armand Duplantis: “I still have plenty under my feet” –

Olympic champion, world champion, double European champion and world record holder: Armand Duplantis dominates the world of pole vaulting head and shoulders. RTSsport met the 22-year-old Swede 9 days ago on the sidelines of the golf tournament in Crans-Montana. The opportunity for “Mondo” to evoke in all humility his successes, his relationship with his parents as well as his mentor Renaud Lavillenie and to wink at Roger Federer. “He is clearly an inspiration.”

He is only 22 years old but he has already won absolutely everything. Olympic champion in 2021 in Tokyo, European champion in Munich 12 days ago, Armand Duplantis had raised his world record to 6m21 in July by becoming world champion in Eugene.

“I always felt like I was really born to do this. From the beginning, I just had this pole vault thing. And I always felt it was easier for me than for the guys. others. And I knew the way I loved it and the passion I had for the sport, would allow me to outperform anyone, too. So the combination of all those factors got me to where I am. today”.

Last week, in Ouchy as part of Athletissima, the Louisiana-born athlete won in front of an enthusiastic crowd his 17th competition of the year, including 13 above 6 meters. His last defeat dates back to a year ago, at the end of August 2021 in Lausanne.

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Athletics: “I have achieved great things over the past 2 years” (Armand Duplantis) / RTS Sport / 10 min. / today at 09:20

“There are still a lot of things I can achieve. I know I still have a lot of really good jumps in me. And honestly, I still have a little idea of ​​what I need to do to improve. I I’m going to work on that, especially physically. I still have a lot under my feet. So in terms of motivation, there really won’t be a problem.”, explained the one who broke his first world record at the age of 7, crossing 2m33.

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