Duplantis Awarded IAAF Male Rising Star Award

Monaco  Mondo Duplantis was named the 2018 IAAF Male Rising Star of the Year on Tuesday evening in Monaco as the best track and field athletes from across the globe came together for the annual awards ceremony.

Also a finalist for the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year Award, Duplantis earned his stripes as one of the best pole vaulters in world history with the second-best outdoor pole vault ever when he cleared 6.05 meters (19-10.25) at the European Championships in August to claim gold while representing his home country of Sweden. The clearance of 6.05 meters ended up as the best in the world in 2018 and it also set a meet record at the European Championships.

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