Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after worlds

Jul 25, 2013, 01:47 IST | Agencies

Russian pole vault queen and double Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva announced on Tuesday she would be retiring after her home world athletics championships, which take place in Moscow in August.

“My career will come to its end at the world championships,” Isinbayeva told reporters after winning the national title at Moscow’s Luzhniki arena.

“For me it will be a really nostalgic moment. I want to enjoy a joyful career finish and will show my best at the world championships.”

Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Isinbayeva

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