Yelena Isinbayeva

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  • Name: Elena Isinbaeva ( Yelena Isinbayeva )
  • Date of birth: 3 June 1982.
  • Age: 34 years
  • Place of birth: Volgograd
  • Height: 174
  • Activity: athlete, vaulter, Olympic champion
  • Marital status: married to Nikita Petinov

    Yelena Isinbayeva: a biography

    Gadjieva Yelena Isinbayeva born 3 June 1982 in Volgograd. The father of the future athletes Haci Gafanovich emigrated from Dagestan and worked as a plumber, the mother of Natalia Petrovna’s a native Russian, worked in the boiler room, and later became a homemaker.

    The family lived modestly and in poverty, although the couple Isinbaeva supported Helen and her younger sister Inessa in all endeavors. The mother brought the girls up to the extent predicted by their sport career, because itself in the childhood was fond of basketball and tried to enter the Institute of physical education.

    At age five, Elena went to the sports school, where he was engaged in artistic gymnastics under the guidance of spouses Lisovich, honored coaches of Russia. In 1989 Isinbayeva entered the Lyceum, an engineering and technical direction, where he studied for 10 classes. The girl studied in a special school of the Olympic reserve in 2000 without competition entered the Volgograd Academy of physical culture.

    In 2003, Yelena Isinbayeva called to serve in the railway troops, and two years later she received the rank of Lieutenant and three a captain. In 2015, the athlete received the rank of major and has signed a contract with the Ministry of defense of Russia, according to which Isinbayeva will conduct a briefing at a military school.


    In 1997, Yelena Isinbayeva passed the required standards and became master of sports. However, to continue his studies and career as a sports gymnasts prevented high growth (174 cm). Coach Elena just watched on TV sporting events, where he performed the track with the pole vault and thought that this sport would be perfect for his client. Isinbayeva has raved sports career and understood that to become a famous gymnast she has little chance, therefore, agreed to the proposal.

    To change the sport at the age of 15 is considered to be a risky move, however, Isinbayeva had the necessary will and determination to start learning from scratch. Her training began the honored track and field coach Yevgeny Trofimov, for the first time in his career bailed the girl.

    The first jump Isinbayeva showed that she has almost all the necessary training and innate predisposition to this sport. Trofimov took only six months to make young athletes a real champion.

    In 1998, Elena debuted at the World youth games with a score jump of four meters in 1999, she once again took part in games and with a score of 4.10 m won its first gold medal, placing first record.

    In 2000, Isinbayeva again takes the gold at Junior games, breaking his own record to 10 cm When the subject «pole vault» has been added to the Olympic programme, Elena got the chance to take part in the prestigious quadrennial contest. However, during qualifying the girl was not very successful and the final games were not included.

    For three years, Yelena Isinbayeva has won many medals among juniors in 2001 the gold medal at the TH Berlin international festival in 2002 and won silver at the Munich TH, losing first place to the other Russian. In 2003, Isinbayeva has set a new world record in the 4 m 82 cm

    Isinbayeva has improved their results, increasing its popularity and brought a lot of money: for each new world record athletes receive approximately $50 thousand. The gradual capture of the height allowed Elena to maintain their popularity year after year.

    In 2005, Isinbayeva broke its previous record by as much as 5 cm, making the jump to 5 meters. The sportswoman already admitted that this height is to her more training and she’s ready for new records, in particular, wants to set 36 world records. Then Isinbayeva took the decision to change coach: the place of the mills came Vitaly Petrov, the coach of the famous pole vaulter Sergei Bubka.

    Since 2008, Elena moved to live in Monaco, where he set a new record in a series of Super-Grand Prix. In August, she once again won a convincing victory at the Olympic games with a score jump 5 meters 5 cm

    In 2009, Isinbayeva has set two records in the tournament «pole vault Stars» in Donetsk, and one on the «Golden League» in Zurich. But the Berlin world Cup brought the sports stars the first disappointing defeat in the finals Yelena failed to overcome any height. In an interview Isinbayeva said that really upset by this defeat, and she is extremely awkward in front of the coach, which she failed.

    In April 2010, Elena has failed again, on performances in still the girl failed to get even a bronze medal: it was ahead of longtime rival Svetlana Feofanova. After this event, Yelena Isinbayeva decided for some time to retire from the sport.

    In 2010, Isinbayeva returned to Volgograd and back to the coach Trofimov. After the summer break, the girl took part in the competition «Russian Winter», where won a landslide victory. The future performance of the athletes was quite diverse: it set new records, it is not received prize-winning places.

    In 2013, multiple champion reiterated that he plans to finish his career after competing at the world championship in athletics in Moscow. This decision was dictated not only by the decline in activity of the athletes, but also the desire to have a family and have a child.

    Doping scandal and the Olympics in 2016

    However, Isinbayeva continued fitness training planned at the end of a career to compete at the Olympic games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. However, 4 years of hard training eventually led to the great disappointment and chagrin.

    Due to the doping scandal involving Russian athletes, the IOC made the decision on dismissal from the 2016 Olympics not only tarnished the reputation of the athletes, but also throughout the team of Russia in athletics.

    The accomplished athlete was preparing hard for the Olympics in Rio, which would be a logical completion of a professional career Isinbayeva. Until the last moment Elena, not involved in the doping scandal, had challenged the unfair decision of the IOC, filed lawsuits in various instances, however, 28 Jul jumper has received a final rejection of the IAAF (international Association of athletics federations).

    Personal life

    Yelena Isinbayeva is a very open and friendly girl, but his personal life prefers not to advertise.

    In 2008 at the Beijing Olympic games live Yelena Isinbayeva said: «Tom, I love you very much! I really love you», first opened the curtain on his personal life. Artem was not a famous athlete, as previously suggested by numerous journalists, and ordinary DJ.

    Isinbayeva and Tom met in 2006 during training camp athletes in Donetsk. However, after some time, the couple broke up.

    Often in interviews she has said that she dreams about the baby. In 2014, her dream came true: Isinbayeva born baby girl eve.

    For the birth of first child Elena had to abandon a sports career and go to Monaco due to too attention of the national press. The father of the child was the athlete Nikita Petinov, which Yelena Isinbayeva married in December 2014.


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