Monday, July 25th, 2016

Ace pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva is crestfallen after missing Rio Olympics 2016

Narada Desk | July 25, 2016 3:29 pm Print
Russian Pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva is bitterly disappointed for not having the opportunity to perform for Russia at the 2016 Rio Olympics
Yelena Isinbayeva : Russian pole vault queen

Yelena Isinbayeva  is an icon so far as pole vault discipline  is concerned.  After the legendary Ukranian ( former  Soviet Union) Sergey Bubka made the pole vault event the most followed one, Isinbayeva added glamour to the event with her glamorous looks . The two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva is gutted after being not allowed to participate in the Rio Olympics 2016 . Breaking her silence on the issue she   has said she faced lawlessness and chaos in the fight for the right to perform at the  biggest stage  for sports  – Olympics

Recently ,  the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided not to ban the Russian team. Individual decisions on Russian athletes will be taken by relevant international federations, reports TASS.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) told TASS that it will not reconsider applications of Russian athletes to participate in the 2016 Olympic Games.

“Our fight for Rio is over. It’s not my fate to stand at the highest step of the podium at the Olympics once again. Russian national anthem will not play for me again, and I will not bring joy to my dear fans once again with my pole vaulting,” Isinbayeva wrote on her Instagram.

“Our defence was weak, I would even say zero, no one defended my rights. It is very sad to feel powerless in the face of this lawlessness and chaos. Tears stream down my cheeks from realisation of everything I have done for athletics,” the three-time world champion continued.

“Together with Yevgeny Valisyevich (Trofimov — coach) were ahead of time by 10 years with our world records and victories. Pole vaulting became sports number one in world athletics, and my victory in Cheboksary still remains the best result in the world,” the 34-year-old added.

“It will remain a mystery what I could have given to the world in Rio — which height, which emotions.”