11 July 2012 – Monte Carlo – With just nine days to go, organisers of theHerculis 2012 Meeting, the ninth stop on the Samsung Diamond League series, hosted a press conference today with Olympic Pole Vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva and also provided an event-by-event update of the programme.
Isinbayeva, also the World record holder in the event and a resident of Monaco, made her season’s debut in Sotteville, France, yesterday where she scaled 4.75m. Her goal is only to improve on that in Monaco.
“I want to get higher than 4.85m in Monaco, it is a very good track, fast and soft. I love to compete here and want to do my best!”
“It is a very special competition,” she continued. “I have a lot of friends in Monaco and they all come to support me! I especially want to perform well for the Prince!”
Isinbayeva, 30, will be aiming to underscore her position as a legend in the event with a third straight Olympic title in London early next month. Monaco will be her last competition prior to the Olympics.
“To win at the Olympics I will need to go over five metres,” she said. I am training very hard and I am focused for London.”

Preview: WOMEN’s Pole Vault: Jirina Ptacnikova cleared 4.60m to win European gold in Helsinki, and last winter jumped a national record 4.70m at the Pole Vault Stars meeting in Donetsk. She set another personal record in Prague with 4.72m, and looks to be Yelena Isinbayeva’s primary competition.

from: http://mvrocket.com/2012/07/11/isinbayeva-optimistic-for-monaco-appearance/



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