The Olympic champion cleared 6.00m to make sure of the title before he set his sights on his own record of 6.20m set at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade earlier this year and improved upon it by 1cm with his second attempt.
The world title completes the 22-year-old’s collection, making him the first pole vaulter to have won gold at the Olympics, World Championships, World Indoor Championships, World Junior Championships, and World Youth Championships, and European Championships.
Duplantis took two attempts at 5.87m before clearing 6.00m and 6.06m with ease to edge Dmitri Markov’s Championships mark of 6.05m set in Edmonton in 2001.
He then had the bar raised to 6.21m, falling short on his first attempt but soaring to the world record on the second.
It was the third time this year that Duplantis has set a world record and his fifth record-setting jump overall after breaking Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie’s 6.16m world mark with a clearance of 6.17m in February 2020.
According to reuters