Armand Duplantis, a Pole vaulter earned Sweden’s first gold of the European championship in fine style Sunday, the teenager going to a world junior record of 6.o5 meters as Briton’s Dina Asher-Smith bagged her third gold.
Aged at 18 years and 275 days, Duplantis is the youngest athlete to win a field event at the Euros and follows 17-year-Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen’s double gold in the 1,500 and 5,00m.
Duplantis became the 22nd man to go over a six-meter barrier, and the youngest ever, to set an 11th junior record.
Timur Morgunov, the Russian took silver with a vault of 6.00m and France’s world record holder and three-time European champion Renaud Lavillenie won bronze (5.95).
Duplantis’ mark of 6-05m matched Lavillennie’s, with only Ukraine Sergey Bubka having gone higher in a stadium.
On the track, Asher – Smith in the women’s 4x100m relay won an unprecedented third European sprint gold for Britain.
From online sources