Isinbayeva sails through qualification

Updated: 28 August 2011 11:14 IST

Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva sailed through qualification at the world championships on Sunday, suffering none of the drama male counterpart Steve Hooker did in his ordeal.

Daegu:

Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva sailed through qualification at the world championships on Sunday, suffering none of the drama male counterpart Steve Hooker did in his ordeal.

Hooker, reigning world and Olympic champion, failed to register a vault on Saturday and bombed out.

But Isinbayeva looked in great form as she came in at 4.55m, sailing over that height and qualifying with just the one vault.

The 29-year-old two-time Olympic and double world champion is in Daegu seeking revenge.

She failed to record a height in the final stage of the 2009 Berlin world championships and only came fourth in last year's world indoor championships in Doha after spending years dominating the event.

Joining her in Tuesday's final will be defending world champion Anna Rogowska of Poland, American Jennifer Suhr, who enjoys a world lead this season of 4.91m, Poland's world silver medallist Monika Pyrek and 2003 world champion Svetlana Feofanova of Russia.

Topics : Athletics Olympics 2012
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