Pole vaulter Sandi Morris becomes second woman to jump 5m outdoors

The pole vault rivalry continued as Rio silver medalist Sandi Morris beat gold medalist Ekateríni Stefanídi Friday at the Brussels Diamond League meet. Morris won the event by jumping 5.00m and broke her personal best by .07m and set a Diamond League record to defeat her Greek opponent. World record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva and Jenn Suhr were the other two women to have jumped...
Via Excelle Sports
September 10, 2016

The morning warmup: Yelena Isinbayeva out of Olympics

From Excelle: Olympic silver medalist Kristy Kowal reflected on her swimming career with Excelle’s Kim Vandenberg. Beach volleyball player Brooke Sweat is playing through the pain as she and partner Lauren Fendrick get ready to have some fun in Rio. Rookie Leah Galton is making a splash with Sky Blue FC this season—and has revitalized an anemic attack. We reflect on the 1996...
Via Excelle Sports
July 29, 2016

Russia's track and field stars angered by Rio Olympics ban

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia (AP) Russia's top athletes reacted with anger after the news broke Thursday that their track and field team would remain banned from next month's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Two-time Olympic champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, the team's biggest star, wrote on Instagram that without Russia, historically a track superpower, only "pseudo-gold medals" would be on...
Via CSN Chicago
July 21, 2016

Injury stops comeback of pole vault record-holder Isinbayeva

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva has been forced to delay her comeback after injuring her Achilles tendon at her first competition. Isinbayeva was due to compete at a Russian domestic event in her home city of Volgograd on Saturday but pulled her Achilles in the warmup, her coach Evgeny Trofimov told the Tass agency. The injury will end Isinbayeva...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The Latest: Yelena Isinbayeva appeals for clean athletes

LONDON (AP) The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local): --- 5:35 p.m. Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva says it would be unfair for track's governing body to ban innocent athletes. Isinbayeva, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Games, wrote a letter published on the Russian track federation's website hours before...
Via Associated Press
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva's coach appeals for Olympic place

MOSCOW (AP) With Russia's track and field team facing exclusion from next year's Olympics, the coach of pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva says banning the entire team would unjustly punish clean athletes. The sport's governing body is scheduled to decide Friday whether to suspend Russia, the first step toward preventing the country from competing on the track at the Olympics...
Via Associated Press
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
Via Fox Olympics
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva to make comeback ahead of Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva is planning to make a comeback ahead of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has not competed since winning her third world championship title in Moscow in 2013, taking time out to have her first child. Her daughter was born in June 2014. On Tuesday, Moscow's CSKA athletics club celebrated...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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