Duplantis cleared 6 meters, 15 centimeters (20 feet, 2 inches) at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meet in Rome with his second attempt, besting Bubka's mark of 6.14 meters (20 feet, 1 1/2 inches) set in Sestriere in July 1994.
Monaco Diamond League: Joshua Cheptegei breaks 16-year-old 5,000m world record, Noah Lyles' raised fist protest as athletics returns
In perfect conditions, with little wind and temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius (81F), Cheptegei clocked 12min 35.36sec to shatter Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's previous best of 12:37.35, set in 2004.
World Athletics Championships 2019: From Noah Lyles to Sifan Hassan, three athletes who could shine in global showpiece event
As the World Athletics Championships begins on Friday, we take a look at the three athletes who could shine in the global showpiece, the first since 2003 without Usain Bolt
World Athletics Championships 2019: First championships of post-Usain Bolt era seek Jamaican's successor, shake off doping
More than 2,000 athletes from over 200 countries and territories will take part across 10 days of competition at World Athletics Championships in Doha's Khalifa International stadium.
US Championships: Allyson Felix misses out on qualifying for Worlds; Fred Kerley stuns Michael Norman for gold in Men's 400m
It will be the first time Felix has not entered an individual event at a major championships, ending a sequence of appearances that stretches all the way back to 2003.
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk, Laura Muir, Neeraj Chopra in action on Day 7
Here's all you need to know about the schedule of events to be held in IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017 on Day 7.
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: Phyllis Francis wins 400m gold as USA remains atop
Here's a look at the medals tally after Day 6 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.
Here are some photo highlights from Day 6 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Karsten Warholm, Phyllis Francis stun favourites to take gold
Norway's Karsten Warholm and Phyllis Francis produced sublime performances to stun the favourites and take gold at the athletics world championships on Wednesday.