Isinbayeva wins in Istanbul
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Yelena won the women’s pole vault at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul. She cleared 4.80m.
Yelena won the championship by 2 attempts. She cleared 4.70m, skipped 4.75m and cleared 4.80m. As a World champion, Yelena tried toe beat het own World record and was close to do it.
Yelena said, «I was waiting for this victory like a mother is waiting to give birth to her baby. It was very important for me. The last three years showed me how important it is for me to win. I am so happy as if it was the first time. I had to wait two hours before my first attempt. I am not really surprised that I only needed to attempts, two jumps to win. My shape looks great. I am confident that I am in a great shape. I feel great. The break was good for me - my body needed a rest and my mind, too. Today I understand better what I achieved in the past, how great this was and is».