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    If Duplantis vaulted 6.06, or even 6.17 WR, at the Pre Classic, should it count as a Swedish national record?

    I mean, he isn't technically Swedish at all when he's on American soil, given he also has US citizenship.

    (As for whether it should count as a US record...)
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    Rule 261.1(a) was modified last year:

    An American Record, which shall be the best performance in an athletics event made by an individual or relay team such that the individual or each member of the relay team, at the time of the performance, is a citizen of the United States and is eligible to represent the United States in all levels of international competition.
    If Mondo cannot represent the U.S., he cannot set an American record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    should it count as a Swedish national record?
    Not only 'should' it, but it will, and, as noted above, ONLY be a Swedish record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    I mean, he isn't technically Swedish at all when he's on American soil, given he also has US citizenship.
    Huh? If he has Swedish citizenship, he doesn't give that up when he's on American soil. He's as Swedish here as he is there.
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    I just hope Kendricks or some one else beats him
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    Dual citizenship is very common in US. Many children are born in US legally from parents who are either American citizen or became American citizens. Many of these parents applied for passports for their kids from their native country and it is usually automatically accepted. Kid/s have no say in this.

    Mondo is one of the above cases with mom being Swedish as well as he is willing to represent Sweden. Another student from Lafayette High (same class as Mondo) also represents the country of his father in swimming and holds the national record in 100 butterfly I believe.
    Last edited by GHM; 06-27-2019 at 11:53 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Go Sweden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Huh? If he has Swedish citizenship, he doesn't give that up when he's on American soil. He's as Swedish here as he is there.
    I don't believe he would be allowed to enter the USA with a Swedish passport, however, since he is a US citizen too, born in the USA to boot, so he can't really use his Swedish citizenship while in the USA.

    Tbh I was joking from the word go in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    I just hope Kendricks or some one else beats him
    I just hope Kendricks vaults 6.06 some time soon, and Harrison, Nelvis or another hurdler runs 7.67 or faster. Kallur is less American (morally) than Duplantis, too, as well as not representing the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    I just hope Kendricks vaults 6.06 some time soon, and Harrison, Nelvis or another hurdler runs 7.67 or faster. Kallur is less American (morally) than Duplantis, too, as well as not representing the USA.
    7.67 mighty fast for 100m hurdles
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