Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva

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Yelena Isinbayeva
Event pole valut
Height 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight 141 lbs (64 kg)
Nationality Russia
PR 5.05M outdoors, 4.95M indoors
Born June 3, 1982 (1982-06-03) (age 32) at Volgograd, Russia
Club Rostov-na-Don Army/Profsoyuzy





Yelena Isinbayeva (1982-) is a Russian pole vaulter, who won the Olympic Gold Medal in 2004 and 2008. She was elected Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF twice (2004 and 2005), and Sportswoman of the Year by Laureus. On July 22, 2005, she became the first female pole vaulter to clear 5.00 metres. By the age of 26, Isinbayeva was viewed by many as the best female pole vaulter in history. She has already been a 9-time major champion (Olympic, World outdoor and indoor champion and European outdoor and indoor champion). Isinbayeva's current world records are 5.05 m outdoors, a record Isinbayeva set at the Summer Olympics Games in Beijing on August 18, 2008, and 4.95 m indoors, a record set at the Donetsk indoor meeting on February 16, 2008. The former was Isinbayeva's twenty-fourth world record. She set the world record at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In 2008, Isinbayeva won the European Athlete of the Year award.

Isinbayeva's mother is of Russian ethnicity, while her father is of Tabasaran ethnicity.

Records

(Records in bold are current ones.)

Category Performance Venue Date
Youth 4.10 m Bydgoszcz, Poland 1999 , July 18
Junior Championship 4.20 m Santiago, Chile 2000 , October 8
Junior 4.46 m Berlin, Germany 2001, August 2
Junior 4.47 m Budapest, Hungary 2001, February 10
World (O) 4.82 m Gateshead, England 2003, July 14
World (O) 4.87 m Gateshead, England 2004, June 27
World (O) 4.89 m Birmingham, England 2004, July 25
World (O) 4.90 m London, England 2004, July 30
World (O) 4.91 m Athens, Greece 2004, August 24
World (O) 4.92 m Brussels, Belgium 2004, September 3
World (O) 4.93 m Lausanne, Switzerland 2005, July 5
World (O) 4.95 m Madrid, Spain 2005, July 16
World (O) 4.96 m London, England 2005, July 22
World (O) 5.00 m London, England 2005, July 22
World (O) 5.01 m Helsinki, Finland 2005, August 12
World (O) 5.03 m Rome, Italy 2008, July 11
World (O) 5.04 m Monaco 2008, July 29
World (O) 5.05 m Beijing, China 2008, August 18
World (I) 4.83 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2004, February 15
World (I) 4.85 m Athens, Greece 2004, February 20
World (I) 4.86 m Budapest, Hungary 2004, March 6
World (I) 4.87 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2005, February 12
World (I) 4.88 m Birmingham, England 2005, February 18
World (I) 4.89 m Lievin, France 2005, February 26
World (I) 4.90 m Madrid, Spain 2005, March 6
World (I) 4.91 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2006, February 12
World (I) 4.93 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2007, February 10
World (I) 4.95 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2008, February 16
European (I) 4.95 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2008, February 16
Olympic Games 4.91 m Athens, Greece 2004, August 24
Olympic Games 5.05 m Beijing, China 2008, August 18
World Championships (O) 5.01 m Helsinki, Finland 2005, August 12
World Championships (I) 4.86 m Budapest, Hungary 2004, March 6
European Championships (I) 4.90 m Madrid, Spain 2005, March 6
European Championships (O) 4.80 m Göteborg, Sweden 2006, August 12

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