Isinbayeva’s form raises Olympics questions

Russian pole vault queen Elena Isinbayeva says she’s physically and mentally ready for London 2012, despite a disappointing display at the Diamond League event on Friday.

Isinbayeva missed out on the podium in Monaco after failing in all three attempts on the starting 4.70-meter mark.

“I was ready to jump, but everything went differently to what was expected,” 
she told AP. “I’m physically and mentally ready for the Games, of course, but as a human, I’m worried like any other competitor.”

Germany’s Silke Spiegelburg triumphed in the pole vault event, with the result of 4.82 meters.
A two-time Olympic champion, Isinbayeva is one of Russia’s main medal hopefuls at the Games, which kick off in London on July 27.

The 30-year-old is the current the women’s pole vault outdoor (5.06) and indoor (5.01) world record holder.


Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Isinbayeva

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