Former world pole vault champion Giuseppe Gibilisco retires

Former world pole vault champion Giuseppe Gibilisco announced his retirement from athletics on Thursday after failing to qualify for the finals of the European Championships in Zurich.

Isinbayeva to come out of retirement for Rio - coach

Russian`s double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to go for a third gold in Rio in 2016 after the birth of her first child, according to her coach Yevgeny Trofimov, local media reported Wednesday.

Isinbayeva shocked by attacks in Russian hometown

Russia`s double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva on Monday said she was devastated and shocked by two deadly attacks that have rocked her hometown of Volgograd in southern Russia.

Isinbayeva wins Russian Athlete of the Year award

World pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been named Russia`s Athlete of the Year in a nationwide poll conducted by sports journalists.

Cyprus pole vault champ dead at 23

Cypriot pole vaulter Marianna Zachariadi, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, died at the age of 23 on Monday after a battle with cancer, doctors said.