We are proud to announce that the first speakers of the 2024 Padova Pole Vault Convention are Greg and Helena Duplantis!
They are coaches and parents of Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, world athletics star and the best pole vaulter in history. At the age of just 23, he has already won everything that can be won, raising the world record from 6m16 to 6m22.
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Greg is a practicing oil and gas attorney, former world-class pole vaulter, and accomplished pole vaulting coach. He has
coached several NCAA All-American pole vaulters, including two-time NCAA champion, Lisa Gunnarsson, as well as World Record Holder, Olympic Champion, Mondo Duplantis. Greg has also been a staff coach and frequent lecturer at the National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada, since the inception of the event.
Helena a former heptathlete, born and raised in Sweden. She graduated from the Louisiana State University with a BS in
Dietetics and lettered In Track and Field and Volleyball. She is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for World Record
Holder and Olympic Gold Medalist Tokyo 2020 – Armand Duplantis.
- LSU BS Finance 1986
- LSU Law Center JD 1996
- Professional Athlete 1986-1993
- Practicing Attorney at the firm of Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett 1996-Present
- Coach and Speaker at National Pole Vault Summit 1998-Present
- LSU Volunteer Pole Vault Coach 2018-2021
- LSU BS Dietetics 1990
- Collegiate Athlete 1985-1990
- IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition
- Certified USATF Level 1 Track & Field Coach
- Certified USATF Level 2 and 3 Sprint & Hurdle Coach
- LSU Volunteer Pole Vault Coach 2018-2019
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Trainer
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Youth Exercise Specialist (YES)
Greg and Helena have shared coaching responsibilities for the Olympic Champion since he began pole vaulting at a young age. They are currently sharing coaching responsibilities for Belgian National Record Holder and Olympian, Ben
Broeders since 2022.
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