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Isinbayeva to retire after home world championships

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Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva announced on Tuesday she will retire from the sport after her home world athletics championships which take place in Moscow in August.

The 31-year-old is widely regarded as the greatest pole vaulter of all time.

She won gold at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic games in Athens and Beijing respectively.

She’s a multiple World and European outdoor and indoor champion and was also the jackpot winner of the Golden League series in 2007 and 2009.

She has set 28 world records and currently holds world’s best mark of 5.06 metres – a height she will attempt to beat on home soil in front of her home fans for the final time next month.