Former LSU Track Star Wins Gold For Sweden

Athletics - Olympics: Day 11

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 03: Armand Duplantis of Team Sweden competes in the Men's Pole Vault Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Former LSU track star Mondo Duplantis is now an Olympic gold medal winner.

The 21-year-old earned the medal today in pole vaulting for Sweden.

He's the eighth LSU track and field athlete to get gold in the Olympics.

Duplantis was born in Lafayette but competes for Sweden due to his mother's lineage.

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