Russia’s Yelena Isinbaeva is the best women’s pole vaulter in history. She has twice won the Olympic gold medal in the event, and is the current world record holder.
- Born: Volgograd, Russia, 1982
- Height/Weight: 174 cm (5’8-1/2″); 65 kg (140 lbs)
- Event: Pole Vault
- Awards (selected): Olympic Gold Medal (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008); World Championships Gold Medal (Helsinki 2005, Osaka 2007); world record holder outdoor (5.06m) and indoor (5.01m); IAAF World Athlete of the Year (3x – 2004, 2005, 2008)