STOCKHOLM (AP) — Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva broke her indoor world record Thursday, clearing 16 feet, 5¼ inches at the XL Galan meet.
The two-time Olympic champion cleared the bar on her second attempt at Globe Arena. Her previous record of 16-4¾ was set in 2009 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Isinbayeva hasn't won at a major championship since defending her Olympic gold medal in Beijing four years ago.
Holly Bleasdale of Britain was second and Yarisley Silva of Cuba was third. They both cleared 15-5¾.
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