Monday, August 18, 2008

Olympics : Yelena Isinbayeva Wins Gold : Breaks Her Own Record

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Yelena IsinbayevaYelena Isinbayeva after winning Gold in Beijing

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia has broken her own world record in winning a second consecutive Olympic pole vault gold medal.

The 26-year-old Isinbayeva beat the record by a centimetre with a clearance of 5.05 metres, finishing ahead of American Jennifer Stuczynski, who cleared 4.80m.

Russia's Svetlana Feofanova took bronze with a vault of 4.75m.

Isinbayeva, who won gold in Athens four years ago spent most of the competition lying under her towel relaxing and did not take her first jump until 4.70.

Image Courtsey: Reuters Pictures

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