icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
18 Aug, 2008 11:50

Isinbayeva breaks world record for 24th time

Russian pole vault star Elena Isinbayeva has claimed another gold medal for Russia – and broke her own world record at the same time.

It’s the 26-year-old’s second Olympic gold after glory in Athens in 2004.

The world record came on her on her third attempt, as she cleared 5.05 metres.

Her latest achievement becomes the 24th time that Isinbayeva has set a new world best.

Her previous record took place just a few days ahead of the Olympics on July 29, in Monaco, when she cleared 5.04 metres.