Mondo Duplantis stuns athletics world with ridiculous feat: 'Goosebumps'

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Swedish pole vault star Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis (pictured left) breaking the world record and (pictured right) celebrating after the world title win.
Swedish pole vault star Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis (pictured) broke his own world record to record 6.21m at the World Championships in Oregon. (Images: Twitter/Getty Images)

Swedish pole vault sensation Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis has broken his own world record after a remarkable feat at the Athletics World Championships in Oregon.

The Olympic gold medallist made the final and was searching for that elusive world title as he attempted to reach a new world record of 6.21m.

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And the 22-year-old phenom was able to better his own world record, which he set at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March, by 1cm.

The feat had the crowd going berserk with commentator Tim Hutchings singing Duplantis' greatness.

“That’s ridiculous. That is absolutely ridiculous,” Hutchings said.

“How could we finish any other way than with a world record from the greatest pole vaulter our sport has ever seen.

"He cannot believe it. You could not script that any better...just when you thought it was all over, Duplantis as he did at the world indoors, finishes the action with a moment of unprecedented greatness.

“Duplantis has taken his world record ever higher, his achievements go ever further and the only question is how many more times will he seize these wonderful nights and sign off in his inimitable style.

"At 22, he has already done everything and look at what it means.”

The athletics world was also in awe and quick to praise the sheer brilliance of the 22-year-old history maker.

Duplantis celebrated the win with a backflip, before greeting his support crew in the crowd.

American Christopher Nislen finished in second place with 5.94m and Philippines pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena finished in third.

Duplantis finished the tenth and final day of the World Athletics Championships with a show-stopping feat.

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Duplantis wasn't the only track and field athlete setting the championships on fire.

Nigerian runner Tobi Amusan has left commentators, fans and even herself in disbelief after an extraordinary world record earlier in the day.

Amusan smashed the women's 100m hurdles world record with a scorching time of 12.12 seconds in the semi-finals, before storming home to win gold in the final.

Getting out of the blocks quickly in her semi, Amusan shot to the front and never looked like being run down as she lowered the previous best mark of 12.20 set by American Kendra Harrison in London six years ago.

Armand Duplantis (pictured) lifts his t-shirt in celebration after breaking a world record in the pole vault final at World Athletics Championships.
Armand Duplantis (pictured) celebrates after breaking a world record in the pole vault final at World Athletics Championships. (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

For a moment it looked like the Nigerian had broken the world mark twice in the space of two hours, but her winning time of 12.06 in the final was achieved with aid of an illegal 2.5 per second headwind.

Duplantis and Amusan join US 400m hurdles queen Sydney McLaughlin as the only athletes to break world records at the world championships.

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