Olympic champion Armand Duplantis gave the home crowd something to cheer as the Swede won the men’s pole vault with 6.16m – an outdoor world record at the Stockholm Diamond league Thursday.
The record came on his second attempt and bettered by 1cm his previous outdoor best, set in Rome in September 2020.
Meanwhile, Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith held on to claim a morale-boosting 200m win.
The 200m world champion, who will defend her title in Oregon next month, was a surprise second to Daryll Neita over 100m at the UK Championships.
But Asher-Smith, ran 22.364 seconds in Stockholm to edge out Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji (22.367).
Elsewhere, Brazil’s Olympic bronze medallist Alison dos Santos won the men’s 400m hurdles in a world-leading time of 46.80.
India’s Olympic javelin champion Neeraj Chopra threw a national record of 89.94m, but still finished behind Anderson Peters of Grenada (90.31m).