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Russia's Isinbayeva wins pole vault

Russia's Isinbayeva wins pole vault

Yelena Isinbayeva made it back-to-back pole vault titles at the track and field world championships, needing only three attempts Tuesday to secure the gold medal.
Isinbayeva easily cleared 4.65 when she entered the competition, then rejoined at 4.80. She missed at her first attempt but regained first place with her next, perfectly executed vault.
She was attempting a world record. After a change of style, she has not improved the world mark since the 5.01 leap at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki.
Katerina Badurova of the Czech Republic was second at 4.75 on a countback from Svetlana Feofanova of Russia.


Updated : 2021-10-22 21:50 GMT+08:00