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Isinbayeva wins women’s pole vault at worlds

August 13, 2013

MOSCOW (AP) — Yelena Isinbayeva won the gold medal in the women’s pole vault Tuesday, delighting the home crowd with her third world title.

Isinbayeva cleared 4.89 meters to earn the victory ahead of Olympic champion Jenn Suhr. Yarisley Silva of Cuba, the season’s top performer with a height of 4.90, took bronze.

The 31-year-old Isinbayeva plans to take a break for motherhood after the season but could come back for the 2015 world championships in Beijing or the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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