Diamond League athletics 2022 in Stockholm: New pole vault world outdoor best for Mondo Duplantis

The Swede clears 6.16m to add a centimetre to his previous outdoor best, breaking multiple records in the process.

By ZK Goh

He's simply unstoppable.

Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis broke records once more on Thursday (30 June) night, this time on home soil at the Diamond League athletics meet in Stockholm, Sweden.

The pole vault Olympic champion soared clear of the field and gave the eager home crowd exactly what they came to see, going over at 6.16m to set the new best mark ever recorded outdoors.

That added 1cm to his previous best of 6.15, set in Rome in September 2020. It's 4cm shy of his outright world record, which was set indoors at the World Indoor Athletics Championships earlier this year.

It was the highlight performance – among many impressive ones – on the night in the Swedish capital.

Olympics.com carried updates from Stockholm below. All times are local (CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours). Most recent updates first.

9:59pm - Moula wins 800m

And the last race of the night, the men's 800m, is won by Algeria's African champion Slimane Moula in 1:44.60, just outside his PB.

The two Kenyans, Collins Kipruto and Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich, were down in seventh and eighth.

Duplantis isn't going for the world record, so that's the end of tonight's action.

9:54pm - Ceh wins discus

Kristjan Ceh has had a very impressive season in the discus.

The Slovenian, who has already broken the Diamond League record this season, is the only man over 70m in Stockholm.

His 70.02 is enough to win the event, and it's a new meeting record to boot.

9:48pm - Duplantis does it!

A new world outdoor best!

With plenty of room to spare, Armand Duplantis clears 6.16m on his second try to better his outdoor PB of 6.15.

The crowd go wild. Will he go for the world record?

9:47pm - Asher-Smith wins narrow 200m in photo-finish

Away cleanly at the second time of asking in the women's 200m.

World champ Dina Asher-Smith has Mujinga Kambundji next to her and the Brit has an early lead but has the Swiss caught her at the line?

What a race!

A photo-finish to determine the winner – and it goes to Asher-Smith in 22.37.

That's a big boost of confidence ahead of Worlds.

9:36pm - Duplantis going for outdoor best

Both Nilsen and Braz have fouled out at 6.03, which means Armand Duplantis is the winner.

He's now having the bar moved up to 6.16m – if he clears this, it will be a new world outdoor best.

9:33pm - Dos Santos claims 400m hurdles

Wow, Alison dos Santos has gone out flying from the gun and no-one can catch him!

The Olympic bronze medallist has broken the meeting record – 46.80 – beating Karsten Warholm's old meet mark.

That's the new world lead too.

Over in the women's long jump, Lorraine Ugen of Great Britain fouled her final attempt in the Final 3 round, but still took victory with a best jump of 6.81m.

9:25pm - Duplantis comfortable for new World Lead

No-one can keep up with Mondo Duplantis. Three men – Duplantis, Chris Nilsen, and Thiago Braz – move up from 5.93m to 6.03m.

Duplantis easily goes over at the first time of asking for a new meeting record and World Lead – the best clearance in the world this year.

9:17pm - Jepkemei takes steeplechase

The women's 3000m race was run as a steeplechase and won by Kazakhstan's Kenyan-born Daisy Kepkemei.

She takes it out in 9:15.77, a season's best.

There were two national records set in that race, for France (Alice Finot, 9:19.59) and Ukraine (Nataliia Strebkova, 9:24.54).

Meanwhile, an upset in the women's long jump as Olympic champ Malaika Mihambo fails to make the Final 3 round.

9:01pm - Olympic champ Camacho-Quinn edges out Amusan in hurdles

The women's 100m hurdles is won by the Olympic champion, Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn.

But that was not an easy win, as Nigeria's Tobi Amusan nearly caught her.

A dip at the line earned the Puerto Rican the win in 12.46 seconds.

8:48pm - Refugee athlete Lobalu stuns Kiplimo to win 3000m in world lead

Wow! What have we just witnessed?

Uganda's Jacob Kiplimo is caught on the line by Athletics Refugee Team athlete Dominic Lobalu in the men's 3000m.

Lobalu has taken 20 seconds off his personal best to win in 7:29.48, the new world lead.

Meanwhile, the women's high jump was won by Eleanor Patterson at 1.96m.

8:34pm - Moraa kicks late to win 800m

The women's 800m goes to Kenya's Mary Moraa after she kicked late to pull away with about 200m to go.

Her winning time of 1:57.68 was half a second quicker than Keely Hodgkinson.

8:21pm - Peters wins javelin

Anderson Peters is the only man to clear 90m in this competition and with that, takes the victory.

His third attempt of 90.31m breaks the meeting record – the second throw of the day to do so after Neeraj Chopra's opener.

Chopra settles for second with a new Indian record.

8:16pm - Simbine pulls away for season's best win in 100m

Men's 100m time.

There's no Marcell Jacobs, of course, after his withdrawal.

Akani Simbine blasts away from the start to win in 10.02 in a headwind. Reece Prescod and Jimmy Vicaut are second and third.

That was strong from the South African. He just hit the front and pulled away.

8:06pm - Bol breaks Diamond League record

This is fast.

Femke Bol must be one of the favourites to make the Worlds podium in the women's 400m hurdles next month.

While the world record holder Sydney McLaughlin may be out of sight, Bol is very impressive in her own right.

The Dutchwoman overcomes a stumble to clock 52.27, a new Diamond League Record.

7:43pm - Tentoglou wins wind-affected non-DL long jump

Miltiadis Tentoglou has won the men's long jump, a non-DL event, in Stockholm.

But it was an odd event with changeable wind conditions and while the Greek will be happy to go into Worlds with this win, it's hard to read into the specific results.

Tentoglou records an 8.31m attempt with a healthy +1.7m/s tailwind to win, but second-placed Thobias Montler's best effort was a 7.98m… into a -2.8m/s headwind.

7:28pm - Chopra means business!

Wow, Neeraj Chopra has come out all guns blazing.

A massive 89.94m effort for his first throw sets a new personal best and new Indian national record – and also breaks the meeting record.

That latter mark of 89.78 had stood since 2006.

7:25pm - Jacobs out

Lamont Marcell Jacobs will not get an international meet before Worlds.

He's withdrawn from today's competition.

Here's what his coach Paolo Camossi said, per Diamond League:

The situation is under control. He has a little pain in his glute muscle. It would have been too risky to run today, that's why we decided to withdraw him from the 100m. We are really upset not to run in Stockholm, because last year it was a good race before the Olympics in Tokyo. But the risk is just too high with the eye on the World Championships in Eugene next month.

7:22pm - Big names involved

The non-DL men's long jump is also happening right now, featuring Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece up against home favourite Thobias Montler.

And up next on the schedule is the Diamond League men's javelin throw – with Olympic champ Neeraj Chopra taking part in his first DL meet since 2019.

Against him are the other two Tokyo medallists, Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely, and world champ and world leader Anderson Peters of Grenada.

7:08pm - Hall takes non-DL 1500m

The first of those major non-DL races to finish is the women's 1500m.

Australia's Linden Hall, sixth in last summer's Olympic final, beats Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo – seventh at Tokyo 2020 – by just over a second.

4:02.65 the winning time.

6:55pm – Ealey wins women's shot put

The first Diamond League event of the evening was the women's shot put, which got underway earlier, over an hour before the main programme of the night.

Chase Ealey's Final 3 attempt of 20.48m was enough to secure victory.

While there are a bunch of non-Diamond League races and events tonight, which we will also make mention of, here is the schedule for the events that will count for Diamond League points.

  • 17:47 — Women’s Shot Put
  • 19:22 — Men’s Javelin
  • 19:26 — Women’s High Jump
  • 19:45 — Men’s Pole Vault
  • 20:04 — Women’s 400m Hurdles
  • 20:15 — Men’s 100m
  • 20:25 — Women’s Long Jump
  • 20:29 — Women’s 800m
  • 20:39 — Men’s 3000m
  • 20:53 — Men’s Discus
  • 20:57 — Women’s 100m Hurdles
  • 21:07 — Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
  • 21:28 — Men’s 400m Hurdles
  • 21:40 — Women’s 200m
  • 21:51 — Men’s 800m

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