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Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-29

Pole vaulting champion Yelena Isinbayeva came back from her poor Berlin performance to set a new world record of 5.06 metres at the Golden League in Zurich. The Russian bettered her previous record of 5.05 metres at the Beijing Olympics.

AFP - Russian Yelena Isinbayeva roared back to the top of the women's pole vaulting charts after her disastrous Berlin world championships campaign by setting a new world record of 5.06 metres here on Friday.
  
Isinbayeva, who failed with all three attempts as arch-rival Anna Rogowska of Poland claimed gold at the recently-concluded worlds, bettered her previous best mark of 5.05m set at the Beijing Olympics.
  
"Now I understand why there was that defeat in Berlin - to have this amazing result," said Isinbayeva. "It's like a dream, it's hard to believe."
  
Isinbayeva had admitted to being "over-confident" going into the world championships which finished last weekend.
  
The double Olympic champion was a shadow of her usual self in her bid to win a third consecutive world title as she failed at 4.75m and then twice at 4.80m to finish out of the medals.
  
But the 27-year-old looked in top form on Friday, upping the ante against Rogowska and reaching the new world record in just three vaults.

Date created : 2009-08-28

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