Armand "Mondo" Duplantis Mondo Wins 2020 Opener, Nearly Sets World Record

DUSSELDORF, Germany – World record-holder Armand Duplantis will open his season at the ISTAF Indoor in Dusseldorf on 31 January.

Armand "Mondo" Duplantis Wins 2020 Opener, Nearly Sets World Record
Armand “Mondo” Duplantis Mondo 

The organizers confirmed Duplantis’ appearance for the ISS Dome Hall event.

Duplantis, who broke pole vault WR for 2nd time in two weeks in February 2020, will face two-time world champion Sam Kendricks, world bronze medallist Piotr Lisek from Poland along with top Germans Bo Kanda Lita Baehre and Raphael Holzdeppe.

On the track, Switzerland’s Ajla Del Ponte faces leading Germans Lisa Kwayie, Tatjana Pinto, Rebekka Haase, and Jennifer Montag in the women’s 60m.

German champion Deniz Almas faces Ivory Coast’s Arthur Gue Cisse in the men’s 60m.

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde competes in the men’s 60m hurdles, while Nadine Visser takes on Belarus’ Alina Talay in the women’s 60m hurdles.

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