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2009-03-02 08:06:00

BEIJING, March 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On March 2, 2009, Elena Isinbaeva, the Russian pole vaulter who was the Olympic gold medalist in 2004 and 2008, the nominee of IAAF female athlete of the year for three times and 26 time world record breaker, formally signed an agreement with LI-NING and became one of the most dazzling stars among the rich international sports resources of LI-NING. By relying on its professional product design and R&D capabilities, Li Ning Company Limited will...

2006-08-12 12:38:38

By Patrick Vignal 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...

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...

2006-07-28 17:01:15

By Alison Wildey LONDON (Reuters) - Joint 100 meters world record holder Asafa Powell stretched his unbeaten run to 11 races this year with victory in 9.91 seconds at the London grand prix on Friday. Powell, who shares the world mark of 9.77 seconds with American Justin Gatlin, powered through the second half of the race to record his ninth sub-10 second time of 2006. American world indoors 60 meters champion Leonard Scott finished second in 10.01. "It's great to run under 10...

2006-07-08 14:37:20

By Bob Ramsak PARIS (Reuters) - Joint world record holder Asafa Powell displayed his dominance in the men's 100 meters and Marion Jones successfully continued her comeback with victory in the women's event at a Golden League meeting on Saturday. After delaying proceedings by false starting, Jamaican Powell built a clear lead 30 meters into the race and won in 9.85 seconds, smashing the meeting record of 9.96 seconds shared by former world record holders Leroy Burrell and Maurice...

2006-03-11 13:41:22

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - The world indoor championships came to life on Saturday as the hosts just kept on winning. Tatyana Lebedeva got the crowd on its feet when she led a Russian one-two in the women's triple jump and shortly afterwards Yaroslav Rybakov and Andrey Tereshin repeated the feat in the men's high jump. Yelena Isinbayeva kept the momentum going when she retained her indoor pole vault crown, clearing 4.80 in the final event to finish. Even a failed attempt...

2006-03-11 06:17:09

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - American Terrence Trammell got his bid for a second medal at the world indoor championships off to a flying start on Saturday by winning his 60 meters hurdles heat. The small Russian crowd were also given plenty to cheer about with qualification success for world 1,500 meters indoor record holder Yelena Soboleva and long jumper Tatyana Kotova. But defending champion Igor Pavlov failed to make the men's pole vault final only managing 5.55 meters....

2006-01-26 20:59:53

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Shot putters may be some of the biggest guys in athletics but they are just small change in the eyes of sponsors, world champion Adam Nelson believes. Just look at the list of Nelson's current sponsors. "No sponsor yet," the world's top-ranked shot putter told a teleconference promoting Saturday's Boston Indoor Games. The muscular Nelson, small by shot-put standards at five foot 11 inches and 254 pounds (115 kg), faced a similar...

2005-11-17 15:06:22

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has split with her coach of eight years Yevgeny Trofimov, Russia's athletics chief said on Thursday. "Yevgeny Trofimov will no longer coach Isinbayeva," Russia's national team chief coach Valery Kulichenko told Reuters. "From now on she will be trained at the Sergei Bubka club in Donetsk." Isinbayeva's decision to part from Trofimov came as a shock after her success in the...


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