Yelena Isinbayeva Wins Gold at Pole Vault – Athens 2004 Olympics

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Highlights from Yelena Isinbayeva’s striking Gold medal win at the Women’s Pole Vault in the Olympic Stadium at Athens at 2004.

Arriving in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Isinbayeva was already a world record holder and so a favorite; nonetheless she had placed third at the World Championships. Yelena Isinbayeva had already missed two efforts for 4. 70 and 4. 75 metres, leaving her in third position, together with fellow Russian athlete Svetlana Feofanova leading. In a leap that could specify a gold or bronze trophy, she made her final effort directly for 4. 80m. This time, an ideal leap took Isinbayeva into the lead. Yelena Isinbayeva nevertheless came back to pass the 4. ) 85m obstruction and following that settle a new world record . 91m.

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