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Isinbayeva – the World record stats

Yelena Isinbayeva, the 23old Russian pole vaulting marvel who is the World Athlete of the Year, and overall IAAF World Ranked number one athlete has amassed a staggering total of 20 World records (18 senior and 2 Junior) during her career.

Isinbayeva this summer famously became the first woman in history to clear the 5m mark in the Pole Vault when scaling that height in London. She then raised that mark to 5.01m when winning the World title in Helsinki.

The World and Olympic champion holds the indoor mark at 4.90m, and with the prospect of another record breaking indoor campaign commencing in the New Year, it is perhaps now time to list her World record statistics.

Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)

Junior World records set:
4.45i Volgograd 4 Feb 00
4.47i Budapest 10 Feb 01

Senior World records set:
1.  4.82 Gateshead 13 Jul 03
2.  4.81i Donyetsk 15 Feb 04
3.  4.83i Donyetsk 15 Feb 04
4.  4.86i Budapest 6 Mar 04
5.  4.87 Gateshead 27 Jun 04
6.  4.89 Birmingham 25 Jul 04
7.  4.90 London 30 Jul 04
8.  4.91 Athens 24 Aug 04
9.  4.92 Brussels 3 Sep 04
10. 4.87i Donyetsk 12 Feb 05
11. 4.88i Birmingham 18 Feb 05
12. 4.89i Liévin 25 Feb 05
13. 4.90i Madrid 6 Mar 05
14. 4.93 Lausanne 5 Jul 05
15. 4.95 Madrid 16 Jul 05
16. 4.96 London 22 Jul 05
17. 5.00 London 22 Jul 05
18. 5.01 Helsinki 9 Aug 05

11 set outdoors (1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 above)

5 indoors only (2, 10, 11, 12, 13 above)

2 indoors/absolute (3, 4) and

2 junior/indoor/absolute