- ROME – Sweden’s Armand Duplessis set another world record in the pole vault seven months ago yesterday. The height of the pole vault legend Sergei Bubka on the outdoors. The 20-year-old Duplantis improved his height from 6.14 meters to 6.15 meters that Bubka jumped 26 years ago The world record was held by Frenchman Renault Lavilleni (6.16 m) until February 7, as the pole vault record is indoor and outdoor. Rubo surpassed Bubka’s 6.14m in 1994, and set a world record of 6.17m on February 8 in Poland. Renault and DuPontis’ achievements at the indoor meet, therefore, remained Bubka’s’ legendary ‘of 6.14 meters in the outdoor meet. He did not try to get higher later. Ben Brooders of Belgium won silver (5.80m) and John Ernest of the Philippines won bronze (5.80m). Born in the US and living in Sweden, DuPontis won silver at the last Doha World Championships.