Russian pole vault queen poised to compete again
Russia`s double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva is looking forward to resume her career in 2011, her coach Vitaly Petrov confirmed on Monday.
The 28-year-old Russian star decided to take an indefinite break in her career after she failed to clear the bar at the Berlin Worlds in 2009 and finished fourth at the world indoors in Qatar in March 2010.
Isinbayeva is scheduled to start a new season with performance at Russian Winter tournament in Moscow on February 6.
She won her first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and became the first woman to clear the historic 5-meter barrier in the pole vault a year later. She has broken 27 world records so far in her incredible career, topping at 5.06 m.
Isinbayeva`s main target over the next couple of seasons will be the London Olympics in the summer of 2012.