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Russian two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, (Credit: AP)

Russian two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, foreground, seen after receiving an award from President Dmitry Medvedev, background, during a ceremony at the Moscow Kremlin. (Sept. 8, 2009)

Yelena Isinbayeva

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She holds the world record in both the indoor (5.01 meters) and outdoor (5.06 meters) vaults.

Russia's pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva listens during a
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Russia's pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva listens during a press conference at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (June 30, 2012)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva bites her gold medal during
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva bites her gold medal during ceremony for the Women's Pole Vault at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 11, 2012)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes in the women's pole
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes in the women's pole vault at the Herculis international athletics meeting, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (July 20, 2012)

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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva reacts during the women's pole
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva reacts during the women's pole vault at the Herculis international athletics meeting, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (July 20, 2012)

Russia's pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva speaks during a
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Russia's pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva speaks during a press conference at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (June 30, 2012)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva performs a somersault as she
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva performs a somersault as she celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's Pole Vault final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 11, 2012)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva smiles as she is to
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva smiles as she is to win the gold medal in the Women's Pole Vault final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 11, 2012)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva gestures as she is to
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva gestures as she is to win the gold medal in the Women's Pole Vault final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 11, 2012)

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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva reacts after an attempt in
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva reacts after an attempt in the Women's Pole Vault final during the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. (March 11, 2011)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva makes an attempt in the
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva makes an attempt in the Women's Pole Vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva receices advice from her coach
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva receices advice from her coach in the Women's Pole Vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva makes an attempt in the
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva makes an attempt in the qualification for the Women's Pole Vault at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. (Aug. 28, 2011)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes in the pole vault
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes in the pole vault at the Night of the Athletics event in Heusden, Belgium. (July 16, 2011)

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World record holder, Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes at
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World record holder, Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva competes at the "Pole Vault Stars" event at Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. (Feb. 12, 2011)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva reacts after finally making a
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva reacts after finally making a clearance in Women's pole vault qualifying at the 13th IAAF World Indoor Championships. (March 12, 2010)

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva blows kisses to the crowd
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Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva blows kisses to the crowd during an IAAF World Athletics Final at Thessaloniki's Kaftanzoglio stadium, Greece. (Sept. 12, 2009)

Russian two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva,
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Russian two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva, foreground, seen after receiving an award from President Dmitry Medvedev, background, during a ceremony at the Moscow Kremlin. (Sept. 8, 2009)

Russian Yelena Isinbayeva reacts after setting a new
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Russian Yelena Isinbayeva reacts after setting a new world record in the women' s pole vault at the Weltklasse Golden League athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. (Aug. 28, 2009)

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