Saturday, 7 July 2012

[London 2012] Today's question (2)

The question of today is regarding a field Athletics discipline - Pole Vault:

Will Yelena Isinbayeva set a new World/Olympic Record?

Yelena is my favourite non Romanian athlete of all times (she is Russian, btw). It's almost 10 ten years for me watching her top performances in pole vault and hoping to see a world record broken again - by her, as usually. The current world record is 5.06 m and was established at the Zurich Golden League contest in 2009. The Olympic record is 5.05 m (Beijing, 2008). Unfortunately, she wanted to retire after 2010, but came back to training last year. You can see a brilliant video made by Visa where she tells how she was too tall to become a gymnast at 15 years and changed the discipline to Pole Vault:

My today's answer is: No. I wish she would break a new record, but it is hard after 3 years of lower results. But I still think no one will beat her. I hope she will jump at least 4.90, which is enough to win the gold medal again. Go Yelena!!!

Final: Monday, 06.08, 7:00 PM GMT

1 comment:

  1. I was right, she didn't break a new record. Unfortunately, she didn't win, not being in the best shape at the moment.
    Jennifer Suhr (USA) won with 4.75, followed by Yarisley Silva (CUB) with 4.75 and Yelena Isinbayeva with 4.70.