12 August 21:41 (BST)

AT: DUPLANTIS (SWE) - gold in men's pole vault

BERLIN - Comments from Armand DUPLANTIS (SWE) after he won gold in the men's pole vault at Berlin Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

Armand DUPLANTIS (SWE) - gold

On winning gold:

"I do not think that there are any words in this world to describe what I feel. I am on the top of the world, I am so happy. It could not be any better.

"(Bronze medallist) Renaud (LAVILLENIE, FRA) sent me a message this morning...and I really wanted to meet him on the podium tonight.

"In the competition, after I jumped six metres, I just knew I need to go higher to solve it.

"It was crazy and pretty tough for me as I just improved my PB. I had to switch the poles at the higher heights for the ones I have never used before in the competition.

"This medal will definitelly be dedicated to my coach, my mother who spent every day with me - every training session, and she saw all my workouts."

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