Yelena Isinbayeva: 'I will be in Rio'

Isinbayeva: 'I will be in Rio'
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Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva reveals that she will be competing for gold at the next Olympic Games in Brazil.

Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has revealed that she intends to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 30-year-old was expected to call time on her career following the conclusion of her campaign in London, where she won a bronze medal.

However, she has admitted that her failure to win gold has inspired her to continue onto Brazil.

"I wanted to leave on a golden note, with my head held high. That did not happen in London," she said.

"In 2016 I will be 34, still young enough to compete. Why not? I will go to Rio and get my gold back."

Isinbayeva, who currently holds the world record, previously won gold at the Games in 2004 and 2008.

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