|Date of Birth||10 November 1999|
|Birthplace||Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Current World Ranking||1 (2021)|
|Sport/Event(s)||Athletics – Pole Vault|
|Major Achievements||World Championships silver medalist|
Current indoor world record holder with a jump of 6.18m
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Armand “Mondo” Duplantis is an American-born Swedish pole vaulter and the current world indoor record holder with a height of 6.18 meters and a world best (outdoor) of 6.15 meters. Duplantis won gold as a 15-year-old in the boys’ pole vault at the 2015 World Youth Championships and holds a number of age group world bests. He won the gold medal at the 2018 European Championships with a height of 6.05 meters (a new under-20s world record), and the silver medal at the 2019 World Championships. Duplantis has also won the 2020 Diamond League and the 2021 European Indoor Championships, setting Championship Bests at both.
Duplantis is in such a stunning form that his gold medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 is almost guaranteed. While he will compete for gold, it looks like other athletes in the fray will only play for second and third positions. With such domination over the past couple of years in men’s pole vault, it’s imperative to know more about the Swede Armand Duplantis.
Armand Duplantis Bio
Duplantis was born on 10 November 1999 in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. He stands 1.81m (5 ft 11 in) tall and weighs around 79kg (174lb). As a citizen of both the United States and Sweden, Duplantis could have chosen to vault for either country internationally, however, in June 2015 it was announced that he had selected Sweden.
Armand Duplantis Net Worth
Armand has an estimated net worth of a whopping $4 million, considering that he became a superstar just a few years back. He has primarily earned this from his career as a pole vaulter. Moreover, Duplantis’s association with Red Bull has also helped in increasing his fortune.
Armand Duplantis Career Achievements
Besides being a silver medalist at the World Championships and European champion, Armand has won major tournaments in the junior category as well. He won a gold medal each in the 2018 World Junior Championships and the 2017 European Junior Championships. Duplantis is currently the no.1 ranked pole vaulter in the world.
Armand Duplantis Coach and Parents
It’s a rarity that the parents of an athlete are his coaches as well. Nevertheless, Armand is such a rare guy. His father and mother double up as his mentors as well. Duplantis was born into an athletic family; his American father, Greg Duplantis is a former pole vaulter with a personal best of 5.80m, while his Swedish mother Helena is a former heptathlete and volleyball player. His two older brothers, Andreas and Antoine, and his younger sister, Johanna, also took up sports.
With sports running in his blood, Duplantis being a world-beater was bound to happen one day. When he will take on the field in Tokyo, all will he be aiming for is the yellow metal. As seldom does it happen at a stage as big as Olympics, that someone starts as an overwhelmingly favourite to bag the top honours.