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Yelena Isinbayeva: A Statuesque Russian World Record Breaker

13. October 2009 by James 0 Comments

Named one of the most captivating women in track and field, for her supermodel looks and incredible athletic skill, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is one hot Russian woman who has taken the old stereotype of a female track athlete and turned it on its head.


The Best

Yelena has been called the one of the greatest female athletes of her generation with 27 world records, two Olympic Gold Medals in 2004 and 2008, and since 2004, she has won 9 straight gold medals in various track competitions. Yelena was also named the 2004, 2005 and 2008 Female Athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and named World Sportswoman of the Year for 2007 and 2009 by Laureus. Earlier this year, Spain awarder her with the Prince Asturias Award for Sport joining tennis stars Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, as only the third woman to win this honor. Because of these achievements many consider her the greatest female pole-vaulter in history.


Record Breaker

July 22, 2005 was a one for the record books when Yelena became the first woman to clear the historic 5 meter (16 feet) mark in the pole vault. Her most recent world records include the 5.05 meter (16.5 feet) outdoor record set at the 2008 Olympics and the 5 meter indoor record set at the Donetsk indoor meet in February 2009. She has also set record marks in 2004 at the world indoor championships and the Athens Olympics.


First Love

Gymnastics was Yelena’s first love growing up in Volgograd but when she was 15 Yelena has to give it up since she was too tall to compete.  Being a competitor, the 5’8” Yelena turned to pole vaulting and found immediate success. In 1998, at the age of 16, just one year after she began training, she won first place at the World Youth Games in Moscow.  One year later she won her second gold medal at the World Youth Championships in Poland.


The Whole Package

Yelena is the total package with beauty, athletic grace and brains to match, with a Master’s Degree from the Volgograd State Academy of Physical Culture; she also has lucrative endorsement deals with Toshiba and Li-Ning.


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