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David Rudisha underlined his domination in the men's 800m by taking his first global gold, but Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva failed in her bid to regain her pole vault title at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea. Tuesday.

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Isinbayeva to take break from pole vaultupdated: Sun Apr 11 2010 05:54:00

Pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva has announced that she is taking a break from athletics following her poor performance at last month's world indoor championships in Qatar.

Trio eye $1m jackpot in Golden League finaleupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 08:21:00

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia and U.S. star Sanya Richards will be competing for a $1 million jackpot in the final Golden League meeting of the season in Brussels on Friday.

Bolt wins again as Isinbayeva sets new recordupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 17:36:00

Sprint king Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to beat fellow-Jamaican Asafa Powell in the 100 meters at the Golden League meeting in Zurich, while Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva banished her Berlin World Championships blues by setting a new world record of 5.06 metres.

SI.com: Brian Cazenueve: Rivalry between U.S. and Jamaican sprinting a one-sided affairupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 19:43:00

BERLIN -- On a night when Jamaica's women's speedsters confirmed the country's sprinting preeminence at the world championships in Berlin, the top female athlete in track and field was a stunning disappointment. Shelly-Ann Fraser and Kerron Stewart went one-two in the women's 100 meters on Monday, leaving no doubt as to which country has the world's fastest humans just 24 hours after Usain Bolt decimated the world record in the men's hundred. On the same track, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, the sport's female athlete of the year in three of the past five years, no-heighted, allowing Poland's Anna Rogowska to capture a surprise gold medal and U.S. vaulter Chelsea Johnson to sneak in for a silver.

Yelena Isinbayeva: The Russian queen of pole-vaultingupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:10:00

There are few sports that are so dominated by a single person like the way the women's pole vault is ruled by 26-year Russian Yelena Isinbayeva.

SI.com: David Epstein: Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva keeps defying gravityupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 06:21:00

BEIJING -- Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva had gotten up from what looked like a cat nap to find out that she just won the gold medal in the pole vault.

Isinbayeva sets women's pole vault bestupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 04:57:00

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva has broken her own world record in the women's pole vault with a leap of 5.04 meters as she warmed up for her Olympic defense.

Bekele breaks world two-mile recordupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 15:59:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele broke the two-mile world record at an international indoor meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.

Isinbayeva soars to pole vault winupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 22:40:00

Russia's pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva easily retained her world title but was unable to break her own world record on Tuesday.

Federer completes award hat-trickupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 14:24:00

Tennis number one Roger Federer was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the third year in a row on Monday.

Bekele breaks indoor 2000m recordupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 17:27:00

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia set a world best for the indoor 2,000 meters of four minutes, 49.99 seconds at the Norwich Union Grand Prix on Saturday, beating a nine-year-old mark of Haile Gebrselassie.

Isinbayeva sets 20th world recordupdated: Sat Feb 10 2007 13:53:00

Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own indoor world record in the women's pole vault in Donetsk on Saturday, clearing 4.93 meters at the "Pole Vault Stars" event.

Gay breaks 10-second barrier againupdated: Sat Sep 16 2006 15:36:00

American Tyson Gay further underlined his growing reputation when he ran another sub-10 second race to win the men's 100 meters at the World Cup.

Gay runs third fastest 200m ever updated: Sun Sep 10 2006 11:23:00

Tyson Gay equaled the third fastest time ever run in the 200 meters to clinch victory in 19.68 seconds on the closing day of the world athletics final on Sunday.

Olsson/Isinbayeva show their classupdated: Sat Aug 12 2006 14:32:00

Gothenburg's favourite son Christian Olsson and Russian Yelena Isinbayeva lit up another damp day at the Ullevi stadium, where they demolished the opposition at the European championships on Saturday.

Isinbayeva caps Russian gold spreeupdated: Sat Mar 11 2006 10:02:00

Russian athletes delighted the home crowd in Moscow at the world indoor championships with a hat-trick of gold medals on Saturday.

Isinbayeva sets another world bestupdated: Sun Feb 12 2006 14:08:00

Olympic and world pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva opened her competitive year with a 19th world record in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

Isinbayeva dumps long-term coach updated: Thu Nov 17 2005 14:37:00

Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has split with her coach of eight years Yevgeny Trofimov.

Liu Xiang win delights home crowdupdated: Sat Sep 17 2005 11:12:00

Olympic champion Liu Xiang swept to victory in the 110 meters hurdles in front of his home crowd at the Shanghai Grand Prix.

Ivanova claims world record bonusupdated: Sun Aug 07 2005 10:09:00

Olimpiada Ivanova of Russia set the first world record of the world athletics championships in Helsinki on Sunday, clinching the US$160,000 bonus available as she won the 20-kilometer walk.

Isinbayeva vaults 5 meter barrierupdated: Sat Jul 23 2005 05:05:00

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva set athletics history as she became the first woman to pole vault five meters - breaking her own world record at the London Grand Prix on Friday night.

Isinbayeva sets another world bestupdated: Sat Jul 16 2005 15:39:00

Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia broke the women's pole vault world record for the second time in 11 days when she cleared 4.95 meters at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting.

Isinbayeva aims to be female Bubkaupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 04:31:00

Yelena Isinbayeva beat her own world record to clinch the Olympic women's pole vault gold on Tuesday coming one step closer to matching the feats of her idol, Sergei Bubka.

Hayes triumphs as her rivals fallupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 15:50:00

Joanna Hayes of the U.S. stamped her authority on a chaotic Olympic 100 meters hurdles when she blazed to the gold medal in a Games record 12.37 seconds on Tuesday.

Greene slumps to defeat in Londonupdated: Sat Jul 31 2004 06:31:00

Jamaican Asafa Powell handed Olympic 100 meters champion Maurice Greene his second defeat in eight days with an emphatic victory at the London grand prix.

Isinbayeva sets new heights againupdated: Sun Jul 25 2004 13:23:00

Russian Yelena Isinbayeva broke the women's world pole vault record in Britain for the second time this season and the third time in total with a clearance of 4.89 meters on Sunday at an international meeting in Birmingham.

Isinbayeva soars to new world bestupdated: Sun Jun 27 2004 12:45:00

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia broke her own women's world pole vault record at a Grand Prix meeting in Gateshead, England on Sunday.

Russians set world indoor recordsupdated: Sat Mar 06 2004 12:10:00

Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva took the world indoor triple jump title in style by equalling and then twice breaking the world record in Budapest on Saturday.

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