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Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva announces retirement

Isinbayeva was unable to defend her title in Rio after the Russian squad was hit with a blanket ban.

Excluded Russian Yelena Isinbayeva elected to IOC athletes commission

Excluded Russian Yelena Isinbayeva elected to IOC athletes commission

Isinbayeva, 34, was unable to defend her title after the Russian squad was hit with a blanket ban over a doping scandal which rocked track and field.

Venezuela's Peinado reaches top of world ranking in pole vault

In May 2015, Peinado won her ticket to Rio 2016 after jumping 4.6 metres, four cms short of the youth world record which is currently held by New Zealand's Eliza McCartney.

Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva writes open letter to IAAF, pleads not to ban honest Russian athletes

Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva writes open letter to IAAF, pleads not to ban honest Russian athletes

In an open letter, Yelena Isinbayeva pleads IAAF not to ban Russia.

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Russian star pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said on Wednesday she plans to retire after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she has her sights sets on a third Olympic gold.

Renaud Lavillenie soars to victory in London Diamond League

Renaud Lavillenie soars to victory in London Diamond League

Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie soared to a stadium record of 6.03m on the second day of the London Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

Injured Renaud Lavillenie out of Doha Diamond League meet

Injured Renaud Lavillenie out of Doha Diamond League meet

France`s pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie will not compete in the opening Diamond League meet of the season in Doha this week because of a bruised shoulder, his agent Rene Auguin said Tuesday.

Olympic champion Jenn Suhr seeks US indoor crown

Olympic champion Jenn Suhr seeks US indoor crown

Reigning Olympic champion and indoor world record-holder Jenn Suhr tries to reclaim her American women`s pole vault throne at this weekend`s US Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Renaud Lavillenie fails again in pole vault world record bid

Renaud Lavillenie fails again in pole vault world record bid

France`s pole-vault star Renaud Lavillenie again narrowly failed in his bid to improve his own world record on Saturday, but insists he is getting closer.

Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics

Yelena Isinbayeva dreams of new world record in Rio Olympics

Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva said on Thursday she has been dreaming about setting a new world record at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Renaud Lavillenie thwarted in new pole vault world record bid

Renaud Lavillenie thwarted in new pole vault world record bid

France`s Renaud Lavillenie was thwarted in his bid to improve his own world pole vault record on Saturday, failing three times to succeed at 6.17m.

Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year

Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year

Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams were named World Athletes of the Year at an IAAF gala in Monaco on Friday.

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015

Pole vault champ Isinbayeva says will not compete in 2015

Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva will not compete next year but is fixing her sights on the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Russian said on Thursday.

Renaud Lavillenie`s 20-win streak ends in chilly Stockholm

Olympic champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie suffered a surprise defeat at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday, just five days after the Frenchman wrapped up a third consecutive European title.

German pole vaulter Malte Mohr out of European Athletics Championships

German pole vaulter Malte Mohr, a two-time world indoor silver medallist, has pulled out of next week`s European Athletics Championships because of "technical problems", the German track and field federation announced Saturday.

Dipa Karmakar wins historic bronze in gymnastics at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Young Dipa Karmarkar today scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games after she bagged a bronze in the vault event here on Thursday.

Aus pole vault champ Steve Hooker`s wife banned for two years for using drugs

Australian pole vault champion Steve Hooker`s wife, Russian 1500m runner Ekaterina Kostetskaya, has been banned from the Commonwealth Games for two years after being charged with using drugs.

Isinbayeva gives birth to first child

Double Olympic pole vault champion and 28-times world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva has given birth to a girl, the Russian Athletics Federation said in a statement on Sunday.

Lavillenie set for Eugene Diamond League

French star Renaud Lavillenie will head a strong pole vault field at the May 31 Diamond League meeting at Eugene, organizers confirmed on Monday.

Greek Filippidis wins men`s world indoor pole vault

Greece`s Konstadinos Filippidis won the men`s pole vault at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Saturday.