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Isinbajeva breaks indoor world record

2012-02-24 00:48:10 GMT2012-02-24 08:48:10(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena Isinbaeva poses next to an electronic sign displaying her new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters after the women's pole vault competition during the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena Isinbaeva reacts during the women's pole vault competition at the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. Isinbaeva claimed the title of the event after creating a new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena Isinbaeva competes during the women's pole vault competition at the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. Isinbaeva claimed the title of the event after creating a new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena Isinbaeva celebrates after the women's pole vault competition at the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. Isinbaeva claimed the title of the event after creating a new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena Isinbaeva speaks to the audience after winning the women's pole vault competition during the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. Isinbaeva claimed the title of the event after creating a new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena Isinbaeva competes during the women's pole vault competition at the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. Isinbaeva claimed the title of the event after creating a new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Russian pole vault athlete Yelena is congratulated by her coach after the women's pole vault competition at the XL Galan Stockholm Indoor meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden, Feb. 23, 2012. Isinbaeva claimed the title of the event after creating a new pole vault world record of 5.01 meters. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Jelena Isinbajeva Thursday won the women's high jump at the Stockholm indoor tournament at the height of 5.01 meters, breaking her own world record.

By jumping across 4.82 meters and 4.92 meters successively, Isinbajeva had already showed her absolutely dominant position and kept the gold metal in her pocket. But her surprising performance was still going on.

After successively challenging 5.01 meters at her second try, Isinbajeva brought the women's world record of indoor pole vault by one centimeter. She then expressed her appreciation to coaches and fans while receiving interview at the scene.

At the press conference on Wednesday, Isinbajeva, who is now keeping the world record both indoor and outdoor, said that she felt tired both mentally and physically in a period before, but now has dropped out the pressure and began to enjoy every competition.

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