Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. YElena Gadzhievna Isinbaeva (Russian: , ISO 9: Elena Gad ievna Isinbaeva) (born 3 June 1982) is a Russian pole vaulter. SHe is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2004 and 2008), was named Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and World Sportswoman of the Year by Laureus in 2007 and 2009. PRince of Asturias Award for Sports in 2009. AS a result of her accomplishments, many consider her to be the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time. ON 22 July 2005 she became the first woman to clear the historic 5.00 metre barrier in the pole vault.