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Yelena Isinbayeva Jumps 5.06m to set a NEW WR

8.28.09


NEWS FLASH - World record for Isinbayeva in Zürich - 5.06m


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28 August 2009 - Zürich, Switzerland - In one of the most dramatic comebacks of recent athletics history, Yelena Isinbayeva, who no heighted in the final at last week's 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, this evening improved her World Pole Vault record (5.05m set in Beijing last summer) with a first time clearance at 5.06m* at the Weltklasse Zürich - ÅF Golden League meeting.

 
The victory which also keeps Isinbayeva in the hunt for the $1 Million Jackpot, was already hers after earlier first time clearances at 4.71 and 4.81 which comfortably defeated the best that World champion Anna Rogowska of Poland - 4.76 on the second attempt - could manage for second. Brazil's Fabiana Murer was third, 4.71m

A full report from Zürich will follow later this evening.

Chris Turner
IAAF Editorial Senior Manager

*World record subject to usual ratification procedures



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