Russian IOC member: Anger will fuel success

Russian International Olympic Committee member Yelena Isinbayeva says Russian athletes at the Pyeongchang Games will be more successful because of anger that others were excluded.
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Injury stops comeback of pole vault record-holder Isinbayeva

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world record-holder Yelena Isinbayeva has been forced to delay her comeback after injuring her Achilles tendon at her first competition. Isinbayeva was due to compete at a Russian domestic event in her home city of Volgograd on Saturday but pulled her Achilles in the warmup, her coach Evgeny Trofimov told the Tass agency. The injury will end Isinbayeva...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Yelena Isinbayeva: Only another gold medal left to achieve

MOSCOW (AP) Yelena Isinbayeva wants one more Olympic gold medal to crown her pole vault career.
Via Fox Olympics
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva to make comeback ahead of Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) Pole vault world-record holder Yelena Isinbayeva is planning to make a comeback ahead of next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The two-time Olympic gold medalist has not competed since winning her third world championship title in Moscow in 2013, taking time out to have her first child. Her daughter was born in June 2014. On Tuesday, Moscow's CSKA athletics club celebrated...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva still Olympic ambassador

Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva will remain an ambassador for the Youth Olympics. Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality last August at the world championships, saying Russians have "normal" heterosexual relations. The next day, Isinbayeva said her comments in English may have been misunderstood and that she is against any discrimination. Asked whether it was appropriate...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rogge: IOC to consider Isinbayeva ambassador role

IOC President Jacques Rogge says the Olympic body will consider whether Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva should be dropped as an Olympic ambassador following her comments about homosexuals. Rogge says ''this is something we will consider in due time.'' Isinbayeva is an ambassador for the Youth Olympics. She is also the ''mayor'' of one of two Olympic villages for February...
Via FOX Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva backs off anti-gay remark

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."
Via Fox Olympics
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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.
Via Fox Olympics
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Isinbayeva to quit after Moscow worlds

Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva says she will end her career after next month's athletics world championships in Moscow. Isinbayeva has dominated the sport for a decade, setting 17 outdoor world records and 13 indoors. Her most recent was indoors in Stockholm in February. She won the Olympics in 2004 and 2008 and took bronze last year in London. Isinbayeva...
Via FOX Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

British pole vaulter Holley Bleasdale calls world champ Yelena Isinbayeva a ‘tramp’

Yelena Isinbayeva is widely considered to be the best female pole vaulter in the world. The 29-year-old holds 27 world records and is a gold medal favorite heading into the London Olympics. Because of her infamous routine during competition, many of Isinbayeva’s opponents do not think very highly of her. During the early rounds of pole vaulting competitions, Isinbayeva does not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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