It was to end with a world record and a gold medal for the incredible Swedish athlete who is rewriting the history books at every stage. Sweden’s Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis completed his medal collection by dominating the pole vault for world gold in a new world record on Sunday.

Olympic champion Duplantis, in search of an elusive first world title, triumphed with a record 6.21 metres, bettering his previous best set by 1cm in his gold medal at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March.

American Chris Nilsen won silver with a bet of 5.94m on the countdown of Ernest Obiang, whose bronze was a first world medal of any color for the Philippines.

Sydney McLaughlin anchored the United States to gold in the women’s 4x400m relay at the World Championships in Athletics in Oregon on Sunday.

McLaughlin, who produced an electrifying world record to win the 400m hurdles on Friday, stormed home on the final stage as the American quartet won in 3 minutes 17.79 seconds.

Jamaica took silver in 3:20.74 while Great Britain won bronze in 3:22.64.

The American victory also secured Allyson Felix a record 20th world championship medal. Félix did not race in the final but took part in the heats on Saturday.

With AFP report


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