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Mondo Duplantis in pole position to lead athletics’ new wave of talent | Sean Ingle | Sport

Like Mondo Duplantis, the trash-talking 200m star Noah Lyles is another rising talent athletics’ needs to capitalise on.

In 1992, on the eve of the Barcelona Olympics, the world’s greatest basketball player met track and field’s greatest gravity defier. Michael Jordan, fresh from winning another NBA title, bragged about his high jump and long jump prowess at school. Sergei Bubka, who by then had amassed 30 pole vault …

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