Yelena Isinbayeva

Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva and her blanket

I only saw the end of the women’s pole vault last night, which was basically just Yelena Isinbayeva trying to break her own record. It was interesting watching her little routine as she prepared for each jump.
She would sit under blanket, doing something, I am not sure what. As she stood [...]

11 years ago

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Russian Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own record in the women’s pole vault at the Monaco grand prix.
She clear 5.04 meters in her third attempt, breaking her previous record of 5.03 meters.
The record makes Isinbayeva the clear favorite for a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Asafa Powell beat the world record holder Usain Bolt by just one-hundredth of a second at the DN Galan meet.
He won the 100 meter sprint in 9.88 seconds. Bolt was a little slow out of the starting blocks and almost caught Asafa Powell at the finishing line.
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure from Norway came third [...]

Russian pole vault world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva and men’s 800 meter champion Yuri Borzakovsky will lead the Russian team at the Beijing Olympics.
The Russian athletics team has 49 men and 60 women.
Yelena Slesarenko made the team in the high jump and Athen’s gold medalist Tatyana Lebedeva will compete in the long jump and triple [...]

It will be Russia versus the United States in th women’s pole vault at the Beijing Olympics. American Jenn Stuczynski is getting closer to Yelena Isinbayevaand’s world record.
Stuczynski set an American record of 4.92 meters at the U.S. Olympic trials this year. Isinbayeva only bounced back with a record vault of 5.02 meters.
“It [...]

Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva says she can go even higher after breaking the world record of the pole vault at the Golden Gala on Friday.
“I think you saw that I wasn’t near the bar, I was higher,” the world and Olympic champion told a news conference after breaking her own world mark. “This is just the [...]