Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, the greatest junior pole vaulter ever who competed collegiately for LSU this past year, has signed a professional contract with PUMA, it was announced today via press release and at a press conference in Stockholm.
Mondo vaulted 6.05 meters last year to win the European championships as an 18-year-old for Sweden. He rewrote the record books of what was possible for a junior vaulter. Mondo was born in the United States, but his mother is Swedish and he represents Sweden internationally.
Mondo said in the press release below, “I don’t want to sound like a cliché, but being part of the PUMA family is a dream come true. It’s a perfect fit because Usain Bolt is the greatest ever to live, and I’m not saying that I’m him, but following in his steps is an amazing opportunity. I’m honored that PUMA trusted me to represent the brand, I’ll do everything it takes to make them proud.”