The USA’s Christopher Nielsen had failed to cross the 6.02m barrier in his final attempt in the men’s pole vault final at the Tokyo Olympics, which meant the world record holder Armand Duplantis had secured the gold with a jump still to go.

The Swede, with gold in his pocket already, did not stop there and went on to attempt another world record, which unfortunately he narrowly missed out on. If one saw his last attempt closely, they would realise that the 21-year-old was still good enough to add another 30-40cm at least to his record jump, which stands at a massive 6.18m currently.

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