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.

Pearson clocks fastest hurdles of season

Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia clocked the fastest 60m hurdles indoor time of the season on Saturday, just a week out from the world championships.

Turkey eyes Bubka to manage pole vault

The Turkish Athletics Federation (TAF) has approached Ukrainian pole vault legend Sergei Bubka to manage the sport in Turkey.

Bubka recalls world record at old Lenin Stadium

Ukrainian pole vault great Sergei Bubka said that his sixth outdoor pole vault world record, set at the Lenin Stadium here in 1986, was one of the most difficult to achieve.

Two-year doping ban for Russian pole vaulter

The Russian Athletics Federation has banned pole vaulter Ivan Gertlein for two years after he tested positive for steroids.

Russian Olympic silver medallist faces jail term

Russian Olympic pole vault silver medallist Yevgeny Lukyanenko faces jail term due to vehicular manslaughter charges, local police said.

Brazil Olympic athletes affected by World Cup

Brazil`s 2011 pole vault World Champion Fabiana Murer has claimed the 2014 FIFA World Cup is negatively affecting Brazil`s preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

I`m too impatient to coach: Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva may hold the world record in the pole vault, but she is not patient or selfless enough to coach, she said Monday.

Olympic pole vault: France`s Lavillenie soars to gold

Olympic pole vault: France`s Lavillenie soars to gold

Olympic bronze tells me `don`t quit`: Isinbaeva

Russia`s pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva said Monday the bronze she won at the London Games was a sign she must shelve her plans to retire.

Olympics Pole Vault: Russian pole vault queen gets bronze

Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbaeva took the bronze at the Olympic pole vault final Monday.

Isinbayeva breaks own indoor world record

Russia`s Jelena Isinbayeva wins the women`s pole vault at the Stockholm indoor tournament, breaks her own record.