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Steve Hooker of Australia sets OR in men’s pole vault

Steve Hooker of Australia has won the gold medal in the men’s pole vault setting a new Olympic record of 5.96.
Evgeny Lukyanenko of Russia won the silver medal and Denys Yurchenko of the Ukraine won the bronze medal.

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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 [...]

Elena Isinbaeva from Russia as expected has won the gold medal in women’s pole vault setting a new world record of 5.05.
She has broken the world record for the 24th time.

Jennifer Stuczynski from the United States won the silver medal and Svetlana Feofanova from Russia won the bronze.

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.