Entry in the IOC 2016
Born 03 June 1982
Games Participated 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Athlete profile
Yelena Isinbayeva




PhD in pedagogical science, Academy of Physical Education; Master’s degree, Faculty of Arts, Moscow State University (Russian Federation)

Sports practised

Athletics (pole vault); artistic gymnastics (1987-1997)

Sports career

Olympic Games: Gold medal (with new world record) in Athens 2004 and in Beijing 2008; bronze medal in London 2012; competed in Sydney 2000
World Championships: Gold medal in 2005, 2007, 2013 and a bronze medal in 2003 - World Indoor Championships: Gold medal in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012 and a silver medal in 2003
World Cup: Gold medal in 2006
European Championships: Gold medal in 2006 - European Indoor Championships: Gold medal in 2005
28 times World record holder and current World record holder (5.06m); first women in the history of Athletics who cleared 5m jump (2005)

Sports administration

Member of the Russian National Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission and Executive Committee; President of Yelena Isinbaeva Charity Foundation; member of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport

Awards and distinctions

Sportswoman of the year by the Laureus World Sports Awards (2007 and 2009); World Athlete of the year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (2004, 2005 and 2008); European Athlete of the Year Trophy by the European Athletic Association (EAA) (2005 and 2008); Best Athlete of the Decade (2000-2009) by Sports Illustrated magazine; member of the Champion for Peace club (HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II Foundation Peace and Sport); Prince of Asturias Award for Sports (2009)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Athletes (2016-), Athletes' Entourage (2016-)