Mondo Duplantis was named the Swedish Sportsman of the Year for 2018 on Monday night at the Idrottsgalan (Swedish Sports Award Event). Duplantis was unable to attend the event, so his grandfather, Lars-Ake Hedlund, accepted the award on his behalf.

In addition to being named Sportsman of the Year, Duplantis also won the Performance of the Year award for his exceptional outing in the pole vault at the 2018 European Championships where he cleared a personal best 6.05 meters (19-10 ¼), the second best height ever cleared outdoors, to claim gold for Sweden.

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