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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Isinbayeva wins in Russia but no world record

MOSCOW: Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva easily won the Moscow invitational meeting with a season's best 4.85 metres on Sunday but failed to better her own indoor world record.

The Russian, attempting to set her 28th world record both indoor and outdoor but the first on home soil, twice failed to clear the bar at 5.01 before missing 5.02 on her third attempt.

Isinbayeva, 27, extended her world indoor record to 5.00 metres a year ago in Donetsk, Ukraine. Her outdoor record, set last August in Zurich, stands at 5.06.