On November 20, it was announced by the IAAF that Swedish pole vaulter is a Top 5 finalist for the “Male World Athlete of the Year” award.
Duplantiswas previously a Top 10 contender for this accolades, and now he moves up into the Top 5. The other four remaining “Male World Athlete of the Year” finalists include world indoor record and world indoor champion Christian Coleman of the United States, London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, French athlete Kevin Mayer, who is the world indoor champion in the heptathlon, as well as the world record holder of the decathlon, and finally, Qatari hurdler Abderrahman Samba.

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