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Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality, rips gay supporters

MOSCOW - Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-08-15/russian-pole-vault-star-
Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva says comments about homosexuality were 'misunderstood'

MOSCOW - A day after her condemnation of homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva said her comments in English might have been "misunderstood."The two-time Olympic gold medalist supported Russia's new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-16/russian-pole-vault-s
Russia takes team figure skating title for its first gold in Sochi

...Russian ice-hockey team, Olympic champion gymnast Alina Kabayeva and two-time Olympic champion pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva."We feel joy and honor," said ice dancer Elena Ilinykh of Putin's presence. "It was inspirational."The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-09/russia-takes-team-figure
American Jenn Suhr wins gold in pole vault

...height but lost on a tiebreaker because she had one more miss in the competition.Suhr also beat defending champion Yelena Isinbayeva, of Russia, who failed to become the first woman to win the same individual track and field event at three consecutive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2012-08-06/american-jenn-suhr-wins-
Event ends prematurely for Powell after tweaking groin

...year." This was a new injury, though Doyle said Powell "has had problems with his groin in the past." Russian Yelena Isinbayeva improved her own pole vault world record to 16 feet, 6 inches. Pamela Jelimo confirmed her status as the best 800...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/12/oth_465429.shtml
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Overtime

...Raikkonen by a large enough margin. Track and Field Russia beats U.S. in head-to-head battle In Moscow, Yelena Isinbayeva won the pole vault to help Russia beat the United States in a dual track and field meet. Reviving a Cold War tradition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/05/oth_994.shtml
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Dragila sets world record in pole vault

...and out - numerous times. Dragila held the outdoor record (15, 9 1/4 ) for two years until last July, when Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia reached 15, 9 3/4 , a record that stood until Tuesday at the IAAF Super Grand Prix Golden Spike meet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/09/oly_418417.shtml
Olympics
Pole vaulter Dragila hopes to earn high technical marks

...to matter much when she was setting the world record eight times over, but with Russians Svetlana Feofanova and Yelena Isinbayeva surpassing her last year, it was time to worry. Dragila, who turns 33 next month, lost both the indoor and outdoor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/28/oth_406173.shtml
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Tyson Gay returns to form at U.S. track nationals

...and indoor record holder Jenn Suhr cruised to a national title, setting up a showdown with outdoor record holder Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia.In Isinbayeva's backyard, no less."I'm inviting as many family members that will go over to Moscow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-06-23/tyson-gay-returns-fo
Eatons miss out on double golds at world championships

...Kirani James, of Grenada, the defending world champion and last year's Olympic gold medalist, finished seventh.Yelena Isinbayeva won the gold medal in the pole vault, delighting the home crowd with her third world title.The Russian cleared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-13/eatons-miss-out-doub