Athletics

Kendricks defends pole vault title

2019-10-01 21:55
Sam Kendricks
Sam Kendricks (Getty Images)

Doha - Sam Kendricks of the United States successfully defended his men's pole vault world title here Tuesday, outgunning Swedish teenager Armand Duplantis in a thrilling final.

Kendricks won on countback after the 19-year-old Duplantis failed to clear three attempts at 6.02m at the Khalifa Stadium.

It was a second world championship gold medal for Kendricks, who won the 2017 title in London.

Duplantis settled for silver while Poland's Piotr Lisek took the bronze medal.

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