Former LSU track star Mondo Duplantis wins gold for Sweden at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO (WAFB) - Former LSU track star Armand “Mondo” Duplantis has won a gold medal for pole vaulting at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Duplantis, a Lafayette native, is competing in the Olympic games representing his mother’s native country of Sweden.
He claimed the gold medal Tuesday, Aug. 3 with a 6.02-meter (19.75-foot) vault. His gold medal vault on Tuesday was one-hundredth of a meter shy of the Olympic record.
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