Following an amazing outdoor season, with a World Championship gold and a new world record, Mondo Duplantis returns to the indoor arenas in the beginning of 2023. Ten of the world’s best pole vaulters will come to Uppsala, Sweden, to challenge Mondo in ”Mondo Classic” on his home arena, IFU Arena, in Uppsala on 2 February 2023.
Upsala IF Athletics club will arrange the pole vault competition ”Mondo Classic” in cooperation with the titel sponsor Beijer Byggmaterial AB, Puma, Omega and several other sponsors. ”Mondo Classic” is a part of World Athletics World Indoor Tour program 2023. The participating pole vaulters are world class, with some new participants in 2023 compared to this year’s competition.
– It will not only be a world class pole vault competition, but a 2.5 hours gala event. The spectators in the arena will experience something magical. There will be a festive atmosphere with spotlights, music , film clips and a specially designed arena. This is something that the pole vaulters say inspires them to jump really high, says the project manager for the ”Mondo Classic”, Peter Jonsson Uppsala IF Athletics club.
IFU arena (www.ifuarena.se ) can host up to 2500 spectators. The pole vault track will be centrally placed in the arena, which will create an augmented feeling of closeness to the track and the competing pole vaulters.
– Once again, it will be a fantastic evening in Uppsala, with the world’s best pole vaulters competing and entertaining. There will be twice as many spectator seats in 2023 compared to this year’s event, which gives more people an opportunity to see world class pole vaulters compete in what we believe will be the best pole vault gala indoors 2023, says Henrik Wennberg, Sports manager Upsala IF Athletics club
IFU arena pole vault track proved to be excellent for high pole vaults. The 2022 competition was the first indoor competition in history in which three men cleared 5.92 m or higher. Mondo won the competition with a new world leading result of 6.04 m and he was close to clear a new world record. In addition, the Norwegian pole vaulter Pål Haugen Lillefosse jumped a new national record with 5.81 m.
For more information, contact:
Peter Jonsson, Project manager Mondo Classic, Upsala IF Friidrott
Mobil: +46(0)70 986 02 32, e-post: email@example.com
Henrik Wennberg, Sports manager, Upsala IF Friidrott
Mobil: +46(0)70 643 82 14, e-post: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upsala IF Friidrott: www.uiffriidrott.se