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Yelena Isinbayeva vaults to a new world record in Zurich – 5.06m
  • August 30th, 2009

Event: Weltklasse Zürich

Location: Zürich (SUI)

Date: Friday, Aug 28, 2009

Site: www.iaaf.org/gle09/

At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, Isinbayeva lost her second competition of the year after failing to achieve a successful vault. She lost to Anna Rogowska who also beat her in the London Grand Prix in May.

However, Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own women’s pole vault world record at the Weltklasse Golden League meeting by clearing 5.06m in Zurich at the IAAF Golden League.

1 Elena Isinbaeva [RUS] RUS 5.06 20+6(WR)
2 Anna Rogowska [POL] POL 4.76 16
3 Fabiana Murer [BRA] BRA 4.71 14
4 Silke Spiegelburg [GER] GER 4.61 12
5 Monika Pyrek [POL] POL 4.61 10
6 Chelsea Johnson [USA] USA 4.61 8
7 Kate Dennison [GBR] GBR 4.41 6
8 Stacy Dragila [USA] USA 4.21 4
Nicole Büchler [SUI] SUI NM

Setting 27 world records (15 outdoor and 12 indoor), staying virtually unbeaten between 2004 and 2009 (winning nine straight gold medals in indoor and outdoor championships) and being elected IAAF World Athlete of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2008, Isinbayeva has established herself as one of the most successful athletes of her generation.


Posted by Uncle Sha.
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