Isinbayeva lights up Moscow with fairytale gold (Reuters)

Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia reacts as she competes in the women's pole vault final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 13, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

By Justin Palmer MOSCOW (Reuters) – Yelena Isinbayeva, the greatest ever woman pole vaulter, thrilled a partisan crowd by securing the third world title of her illustrious career on Tuesday before saying she was taking a break to have a baby. The record-breaking Russian, twice Olympic champion and the first woman to clear the revered five meters barrier, was the only vaulter to jump 4.89 meters, pulling out a winning leap when it mattered most in an enthralled Luzhniki arena. …


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