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Yelena Isinbayeva

BornJune 3, 1982

Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva's sports profile is that of a Russian pole vaulter. She is twice an Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a two-time World Champion and the current world record holder in the event. Isinbayeva has been a major champion on nine occasions (Olympic, World outdoor and indoor champion and European outdoor and indoor champion). She was also the jackpot winner of the IAAF Golden League series in 2007 and 2009. She became the first woman to clear the five-metre barrier in 2005. Isinbayeva's current world records are 5.06 m outdoors, a record Isinbayeva set in Zurich in August 2009, and 5.01 m indoors, a record set in February 2012. As of 2012, she remains the only woman to clear five meters. Isinbayeva was named Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and World Sportswoman of the Year by Laureus in 2007 and 2009. She was given the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports in 2009. She is one of only eight athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event. As a result of her accomplishments, she is widely considered the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time
New Russian athletics body chief should be fully committed: Isinbayeva
New Russian athletics body chief should be fully committed: Isinbayeva
New ARAF chief should focus on his work, says Isinbayeva
New ARAF chief should focus on his work, says Isinbayeva
10 most controversial moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
10 most controversial moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Last minute bans, bullets flying in Rio and unsportsmanlike conduct - the 2016 edition saw a number of unforgettable moments
Where does Michael Phelps' haul of 23 gold medals rank among the greatest sporting achievements of all time?
Where does Michael Phelps' haul of 23 gold medals rank among the greatest sporting achievements of all time?
Is Michael Phelps no. 1 on the list of the greatest individual achievements in the history of sport?
Where does Michael Phelps' haul of 23 gold medals rank among the greatest sporting achievements of all time?
Where does Michael Phelps' haul of 23 gold medals rank among the greatest sporting achievements of all time?
Is Michael Phelps no. 1 on the list of the greatest individual achievements in the history of sport?
Where does Michael Phelps' haul of 23 gold medals rank among the greatest sporting achievements of all time?
Where does Michael Phelps' haul of 23 gold medals rank among the greatest sporting achievements of all time?
Is Michael Phelps no. 1 on the list of the greatest individual achievements in the history of sport?
Rio Olympics 2016: Pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva’s Games bid suffers a huge setback
Rio Olympics 2016: Pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva’s Games bid suffers a huge setback
Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic champion, saw her appeal to participate in the Olympics rejected by IAAF.
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
We take a look at the star athletes who will look to create magic at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
We take a look at the star athletes who will look to create magic at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
We take a look at the star athletes who will look to create magic at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
We take a look at the star athletes who will look to create magic at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
We take a look at the star athletes who will look to create magic at Rio 2016
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
Rio Olympics 2016: 10 biggest stars who can produce magic at the Games
We take a look at the star athletes who will look to create magic at Rio 2016
Russia's Isinbayeva can't work in IAAF Athletes' Commission
Russia's Isinbayeva can't work in IAAF Athletes' Commission
Too early to talk about Yelena Isinbayeva's return, says the pole vaulter's coach Yevgeny Trofimov
Too early to talk about Yelena Isinbayeva's return, says the pole vaulter's coach Yevgeny Trofimov
Yelena Isinbayeva has been out of the game for almost two years but an injury during warm-ups extended her stay away from the sport
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