Reverberations from 18-year-old Mondo Duplantis’ electrifying 6.05m pole vault clearance on Sunday at the 2018 European Championships are still being felt, and among them is the peculiar question of whether the mark will be ratified as an American record.

Duplantis, who owns dual American and Swedish citizenship, smashed his own world junior record to become the fourth-best performer of all time while competing for Sweden, but a current USATF rule loophole also makes him eligible to become the new U.S. record holder.

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