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Isinbayeva sets pole vault record

Yelena Isinbayeva
Russian Isinbayeva set her 12th outdoor world record

Russian Yelena Isinbayeva set a new women's pole vault record of 5.03m at the Golden League meeting in Rome.

The Olympic and world champion improved on her previous best mark of 5.01m set in Helsinki in August 2005.

"I was ready for the record - it's what I wanted," said the 26-year-old, who has set 22 world records in total.

"After I jumped 4.95m I felt like putting the bar at 5.03m rather than 5.02m. This is the start - there's the Olympics and other records will come."

Poland's Monica Pyrek took second with a vault of 4.75m and Germany's Silke Spiegelburg finished third with 4.70m.

see also
Powell preparations hit by injury
11 Jul 08 |  Athletics
Isinbayeva & Richards share prize
16 Sep 07 |  Athletics
Golden Isinbayeva misses record
28 Aug 07 |  Athletics
Isinbayeva sets new indoor record
11 Feb 07 |  Athletics
Isinbayeva reaches new world mark
05 Jul 05 |  Athletics
Isinbayeva wins pole vault
24 Aug 04 |  Athletics

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