Despite Defending the Title, Sha’Carri Richardson’s Favourite Person Armand Duplantis Remains Sad After Brussels Diamond League 2023

Published 09/08/2023, 9:31 PM EDT

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The Memorial Van Damme in Brussels witnessed a staunch performance by the vault king Mondo Duplantis. Sha’Carri Richardson’s favorite person clinched the gold in the men’s Pole Vault securing a place for him in the finals. However, even after giving a commendable performance, he wasn’t satisfied.

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The Pole Vault king has been making attempts to set a new world record. However, he is just a second behind in creating one. After winning nonchalantly, he had his eyes on breaking his own record. Unfortunately, that did not happen, and he couldn’t rejoice after the event even though he won.

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Diamond League in Brussels witnessed a wonderful performance by Armand Duplantis on the 8th of September. He was in great shape the entire event and won the competition. He nabbed the gold by clearing 6.10m smoothly. However, more than his win, the audience was focused on his attempts to break his own record of 6.22m.

Duplantis had made his mind clear about his goal. Even the audience was as tensed as him while he performed his last attempt. As soon as he made his third and final attempt, it looked like he made it, however, he backed down just a moment before. And as he came down, the gasp of the crowd made the disappointment very evident.

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World Athletics also posted about this on their X account. The caption carried, “So close.” Everyone was as eager as Duplantis for him to achieve the record. They also expressed, “He just misses out on a new world record of 6.23m in his third and final attempt.” This wasn’t his first attempt. He made an attempt to attain the same at his previous events as well.

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Before his try at the Diamond League 2023 season’s stop at Brussels to make a new world record Armand Duplantis had also tried his hands in Budapest and in Zurich as well. With the hope of breaking his own world record, the fastest athlete Sha’Carri Richardson’s LSU buddy fails to achieve his own world record by one centimeter.

His two very close attempts in Zurich left him thwarted and hopeful of improving his record by the end of the season. He expressed, “The more even the surface is and the faster the approach, the higher I can jump.” Furthermore, he added, “A new world record of 6.23m? I feel it’s possible. But all the pieces of the puzzle have to fit.” 

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Undoubtedly, he gets upset after his attempts, but this also keeps igniting his power and urge to attain the record. Now everyone’s eyes and hopes are stuck in the upcoming Diamond League Finals 2023 at Eugene. The fandom of Duplantis will be waiting to get the front-seat view of his other attempt for the world record.

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Nancy Singh

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Nancy Singh is a US sports writer for EssentiallySports. She is an avid sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch background in content writing and marketing. With her Bachelor’s degree in English, Nancy created a penchant for all things journalism and delved into the world of sports.
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