Isinbayeva may retire after Olympics: Coach

Jul 22, 2012, 08:37 IST | IANS

Yelena Isinbayeva, pole vault world record holder and double Olympic champion, is "tired" of the pressure of expectations and is likely to retire after the London Olympics, Russia's athletics team head coach said.

Isinbayeva set a new indoor world record of 5 metres 1 centimetre in Stockholm in February. But at Friday’s Diamond League meet in Monaco she was a disappointment again, failing to clear the starting height of 4.70m.


“I think that after London she will probably finish her career,” Russia track and field athletics team head coach, Valentin Maslakov said.

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