Latest World Championships in Athletics – Women's pole vault Stories

2006-08-12 12:09:32

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva completed her set of pole vault titles by winning gold at the European championships on Saturday. The Olympic and world champion cleared 4.80 meters at her second attempt in dreadful conditions with strong wind and occasional rain to claim the only major title missing from her collection. The pony-tailed 24-year-old then attempted to break the world record of 5.01 meters she set by winning the world title a year ago to the...

2006-08-11 21:02:20

By Oliver Grassman GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Pole vault supremo Yelena Isinbayeva will be the overwhelming favorite in Saturday's final at the European championships as she bids for the only title missing from her collection. The world record holder from Russia is already the Olympic, world outdoor and indoor and European indoor champion but the European outdoor title has eluded her so far. At the previous championships in Munich four years ago she won the silver behind...

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