NEWS FLASH - Isinbayeva raises World record to 5.04m in Monaco

Monte-Carlo - In the last few minutes at the Herculis 2008, a Super Grand Prix status meeting as part of the IAAF World Athletics Tour 2008, Yelena Isinbayeva at her third attempt made a fine clearance at 5.04m, so improving her World Pole Vault record* by one centimetre.

The Russian’s first two efforts at this bar had not been close.

Her clearance improves the 5.03 performance she set on the 11 July in Rome, Italy, at the third stop on the ÅF Golden League 2008, a result which itself added two centimetres to the World record she had set at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki.

Isinbayeva was especially excited because as she explained to the crowd, “this was my first competition in this stadium (Stade Louis II) since Monaco became my home.”