Unlike his older brother, Mondo Duplantis’ college career at LSU was destined to be a short one.
Just 15 hours after Antoine Duplantis completed his four-year career with the LSU baseball team, Mondo Duplantis said Monday he will compete as a professional on the lucrative European track and field circuit this summer.
The world-class pole vaulter became the first one-and-done athlete in LSU track history when, in his mother’s home country of Sweden, he announced via Twitter he would give up his remaining eligibility to pursue a pro career.
Financial terms were not known, but a source told The Advocate that Duplantis was signing with Puma.
His first appearance as a professional will be Thursday at the Bislett Games, a Diamond League event, in Oslo, Norway.