European Athletics Championships in Berlin


#41

Quite like Cram
Kwakye’s great at the post race interviews, athletes actually seem to like her which is a refreshing change


#42

Don’t mind cram when he’s commentating on non British athletes. But he’s one of the main hype pushers if he is


#43

Duplantis did well didn’t he?

He’ll be quite good when he grows up


#44

It’s a shame he couldn’t see how high he could jump tonight. He cleared 6.05m so easily


#45

He was on the Swedish telly afterwards (predictably) and he seemed like it hadn’t even sunk in, probably won’t for a while. Was a perfect jump though, the pundits reckon he cleared 6.20m

The junior world record was 5.80m before Duplantis, it’s 6.05m now. Impressive stuff


#46

He was on fire. Really wanted to see how far he could’ve gone. Shame that


#47

Yep, but there’ll be other opportunities, he’s only 18.

I wrote something about him on here a couple of years ago now I think - his Mum is a former Swedish international high jumper & pentathlete & his dad is Greg Duplantis, the former USA pole vaulter & captain of the US track & field team at the olympics in Barcelona ‘92. Decent pedigree. Definite world beater. Probably 10 years until he peaks. Just hope he stays injury-free

Seems like a nice lad too


#48

Wait; that Barcelona ‘92 factoid seems to not be right. He was definitely US team captain for something - World Athletics Champs 95 or something I can’t remember