Yelena Isinbayeva Wins Gold in Pole Vault - Athens 2004 Olympics
Highlights from Yelena Isinbayeva's dramatic Gold medal win in the Women's Pole Vault at the Olympic Stadium in Athens in 2004. Arriving at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Isinbayeva was already a world record holder and therefore a favourite; however she had placed third in the World Championships. Yelena Isinbayeva had already missed two attempts for 4.70 and 4.75 metres, leaving her in third place, with fellow Russian athlete Svetlana Feofanova leading. In a jump that could define a bronze or gold medal, she made her final attempt directly for 4.80m. This time, a perfect jump took Isinbayeva to the lead. Yelena Isinbayeva still came back to pass the 4.85m barrier and after that settle a new world record at 4.91m.