Found August 16, 2013 on Fox Olympics:
A day after condemning homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva appeared to back off from her critical words Friday by saying her comments in English may have been "misunderstood."

Anti-gay law divides athletes

Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva has condemned homosexuality after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia.

Isinbayeva says she may have been misunderstood

 JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) – Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva’s comments on her country’s law against gay “propaganda” seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided gays. But on Friday, Isinbayeva said that her comments, in somewhat fractured English the day before, may have been...

Russian Pole Vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva 'very afraid about our nation' if gays allowed to 'promote and do all this stuff'

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality and competitors who painted their nails in rainbow colors to show their disdain for the new anti-gay law in Russia. The very muscular Russian, who won her third world title Tuesday, pulled no punches (while sounding a lot like America's Mike Francesa: "If we allow to promote and do all this stuff on the street...
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