Isinbayeva moves closer to Bubka mark after another world record
Yelena Isinbayeva confirmed her status as favourite to take the medal in the women's pole vault at the Olympic Games in Beijing by breaking her own world record for the second time within a month, reported dpa.
The Russian cleared 5.04 metres on her third and final attempt at the Super Grand Prix meeting in Monaco on Tuesday, bettering the 26- year-old's previous world record of 5.03m, set in Rome on July 11.
That height was an improvement on the 5.01m mark from August 12, 2005, in Helsinki which earned her World Championship gold.
Isinbayeva has now moved on to 23 world records, one closer to men's pole vault record holder Sergey Bubka's figure of 35.