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As expected, Yelena Isinbaeva won the Gold medal in Beijing. What we didn’t know is by how much, and if she could break her own world record of 5.04m.
Jennifer Stuczynski finished 2nd in 4.80m and Svetlana Feofanova 3rd in 4.75m
Yelena (Elena) Isinbaeva didn’t disappoint us.
The video of her 5.05 meter World Record Video and Gold medal performance will appear shortly on YouTube below.
UPDATE: YouTube and NBC Olympics are cracking down on illegal copies of this broadcast. Therefore, check back on this site in a few hours for the latest video of Yelena Isinbaeva Gold medal 5.05 meter World Record performance.
BEIJING (AP) – Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia has broken her own world record in winning a second consecutive Olympic pole vault gold medal.
Already assured victory over rival Jenn Stuczynski of the United States, Isinbayeva set the mark of 16 feet, 6Â¾ inches (5.05 meters) on her third and final attempt at that height Monday night. (Final results.)
After eclipsing her old record by a quarter of an inch (1 centimeter), Isinbayeva did a somersault on the mat before jogging around the Bird’s Nest track with a Russian flag. It was the third track and field world record at these Olympics.
Stuczynski’s top height was 15-9 (4.80 meters), while bronze medalist Svetlana Feofanova of Russia, the 2003 world champion, topped out at 15-7 (4.75 meters).