Mondo Duplantis 10-year Progression





The back flip showing incredible athleticism.


Do you think his parents knew he’d be a pole vaulter, and named him after the staff-wielding character Mondo from the PlayStation classic Battle Arena Toshinden?


Source? I have never heard that .attribution I do know Mondo has been a diminutive or nickname,for the name Armand since well before video games were around.

His Dad broke 19ft in '93 the family has a PV pit in the back yard all his siblings vaulted at
one time in their lives.


I was joking lol - just seemed like a funny coincidence.


Hey these days you never know what prompts the start of a nickname. .