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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.