Zurich Flash: Isinbayeva Clears 5.06m, WR! by Larry Eder



Yelena Isinbayeva, August 2009, WC Berlin, photo by PhotoRun.net.

What a difference one week makes. A week after her nightmare in Berlin, where Yelena Isinbayeva did not clear a height in the World Champs final, the world's best women pole vaulter is back with a vengence. On her first attempt at the height, Yelena Isinbayeva cleared 5.06m, or 16 feet, 7 1/4 inches, giving her her 24th world record! The world record was well received by the fans in Zurich! The crowd of 60,000 plus at the Zurich Weltklasse applauded Isinbeyava's effort, as she jumped, and ran to her coach, Vitaly Petrov.

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