Yelena Isinbayeva reconsiders retirement

Double-Olympic gold medalist Yelena Isinbayeva says that she is having second thoughts regarding her decision to retire from pole vaulting after London 2012.

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva has said that she will reconsider her decision to retire from pole vaulting in light of her bronze-medal success at London 2012.

The 30-year-old successfully cleared 4.70m - 5cm short of the height cleared by Jennifer Suhr and Yarisley Silva, who took gold and silver respectively.

"I am really happy. It is like a gold medal for me," said Isinbayeva. "I think this bronze tells me 'Yelena, don't quit', as I planned to quit after London.

"I don't know about [the 2013 World Championships in] Moscow, of course I will be there anyway.

"I'd like some rest but for now I don't know anything. I am just glad the Olympics are finished as it was so stressful."

Isinbayeva won Olympic gold in Athens and Beijing.

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