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7 Days After New World Record, Sha’Carri Richardson’s Favorite Person Reaches a Fresh Career Milestone

Published 09/23/2023, 6:31 AM EDT

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Sha’Carri Richardson and Mondo Duplantis share a deep connection. This is despite the fact that they compete for different nations. Both athletes were former teammates and still continue supporting each other. During the 2023 World Athletics Championship pole vault event, Sha’Carri Richardson effusively praised Mondo Duplantis as one of her “favorite people in the world.”

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Richardson’s favorite person, who recently set a world record (6.23m), has unlocked yet another milestone. Duplantis has consistently soared to new heights. He recently won the 2023 Eugene Diamond League Final with a massive leap of 6.23m and broke his previous record. Within a week after this, fresh statistics about this young athlete have come to the surface. The question is, how did Duplantis create a record without performing in the last 7 days?

Never-ending records & milestones by Mondo Duplantis


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On September 23, ‘Track and Field Gazette’ posted an account of Mondo’s achievements through X. The tweet is a testament to how Mondo has etched his name into the annals of pole vault history. According to the tweet, with his unparalleled prowess and determination, Mondo has already surpassed one of the legends of pole vault on one count. And the legend is none other than Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergei Bubka. The post was captioned, “Mondo Duplantis has cleared 6 metres in the Pole Vault an astonishing 73 times in his career, 27 times more than Sergey Bubka who did it 46 times!”

But what truly sets the 23-year-old Swedish-American pole vaulter apart is his remarkable ability to outdo himself. The tweet read that even before reaching the age of 24, he had already rewritten the record books seven times. The journey started at 6.17 meters at the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Torun and currently takes a stopover at the latest jaw-dropping leap of 6.23 meters.


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Each vault of Mondo Duplantis is a testament to his unwavering dedication and unyielding determination. Staying true to these, in the Diamond League finals, he achieved the seemingly impossible, clearing the bar at 6.23 meters with his first attempt. This feat not only secured his victory but also shattered his own record of 6.22 meters set at the All-Star Perche indoor meeting in Clermont-Ferrand just months prior.

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However, apart from the achievements and records broken by Duplantis, there was one person who has supported and been a cheerleader to this Swedish-American athlete. It was Richardson. Both the athletes are more than just world champions competing on the same stage. They are also former teammates and friends.

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Sha’Carri Richardson and Monde Duplantis began studying at the Louisiana State University in 2018. They had joined as Freshmen and left as NCAA champions, with Richardson winning ‘The Bowerman’ trophy in 2019 and Duplantis a finalist for the same prestigious award the same year.

Sha’Carri Richardson’s favorite person’s love affair with Eugene 

Eugene seems to be a sweet spot for Duplantis as he accomplished this extraordinary feat outdoors at the same venue. The first was at the 2022 World Championships when he soared over a height of 6.21 meters, setting a precedent for his subsequent world-record-breaking performance. In the realm of pole vaulting, Mondo Duplantis reigns supreme, always pushing the limits.


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As he reaches yet another milestone in his career, it is clear that we are witnessing a sporting legend in the making, someone who Sha’Carri Richardson proudly cheers on. Now, the world eagerly anticipates what records Mondo Duplantis will set next at the 2024 Paris Olympics, redefining what’s possible in the incredible sport of track and field.

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Joy Gure


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Joy Gure is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A Post-Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, Joy delved into the sports arena after a stint as a content contributor. A follower of several Olympics events, Joy quickly fell in love writing for these sports in ES.
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