Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva is regarded as the greatest pole vaulter of all time. Isinbayeva has been a major champion on nine occasions,she became the first woman to clear the five-metre barrier in 2005. Her current world record is 5.06 m outdoors, set in Zurich in August 2009. Yelena Isinbayeva has set 17 world records and 13 indoor world records. Several of her indoor world records were also ratified as world records


She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a three-time World Champion (2005, 2007 and 2013)

Yelena revealed on 23 July that she will be retiring after the world athletics championships, which take place in Moscow in August. The star athlete mentioned the possibility of having her life and successes made into a Hollywood movie, admitting that Angelina Jolie would be ideal to portray her.

She said:

“I simply adore her. Her birthday is on June 4 and mine is on June 3. I do not know her personally, but I watch her doing interviews, acting. She is extremely charismatic.”

Angelina Jolie’s schedule is jam-packed, she can been seen next in Maleficent, the “Sleeping Beauty” tale told from the perspective of the villainous Maleficent.

Clip: Isinbayeva Breaks Pole Vault World Record Again in 2008