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Yelena Isinbayeva named Sports Women of the Year by Laureus


The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier global sports awards honouring the greatest sportsmen and women across all sports each year. The winners are selected by the ultimate sports jury - the 46 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, the living legends of sport honouring the great athletes of today.

The legacy of Spirit continues to set the standard for excellence!
The 2009 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year was awarded to Yelena Isinbayeva for her spectacular accomplishments throughout the year, including her 5.05m World Record mark at the Bejing Olympics.  Isinbayeva has won this award for the 2nd time; her first Sportswoman of the Year award was in 2007 and was noimated in 2008, but lost to Justine Henin. All on her UCS Spirit pole, Isbinbayeva set the Womens Pole Vault world record 24 times, through her career beginning in 2003 at 4.82m.

UCS Family would like to extend our congratulations to Yelena for all your accomplishments!

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