24 Jul 2013

Isinbayeva to retire after world championships

7:33 am on 24 July 2013

Russia's double Olympic pole-vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva says she'll retire after her home world athletics championships in Moscow next month.

Isinbayeva, who won gold at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, has set 28 world records in women's pole vault including the current world's best mark of 5.06 metres.

She has won two world championships titles, the last was in 2007.

She won the Olympic bronze medal in London last year.