Yelena Isinbayeva hints at rethink over retirement

Updated: 12 August 2013 00:52 IST

After qualifying for the final she said her mind might not be made up. "I do not think about the end of my career as I am a Gemini," she said. "Gemini people can change their minds very easily." As for her chances of winning her first major global title since Olympic gold in 2008 she said that she would need the home support.

Moscow:

Russian women's polevaulting great Yelena Isinbayeva hinted on Sunday that she might not retire even if she wins a third world outdoor title on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old, two-time Olympic champion, who has revolutionised the event in the same way Ukrainian Sergey Bubka did the men's in the 1980s and 1990s, said in July she would call time on her career after the championships on home turf in Moscow.

However, after qualifying for the final she said her mind might not be made up.

"I do not think about the end of my career as I am a Gemini," she said. "Gemini people can change their minds very easily."

As for her chances of winning her first major global title since Olympic gold in 2008 she said that she would need the home support.

"However, they can just cheer for me, I have to do everything else," said Isinbayeva, who has set 28 world records and still holds the outdoor one of 5.06 metres.

Topics : Athletics Olympics 2012
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