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Russia's Isinbayeva suffers first defeat in 6 years

2009-08-18 02:11:39 GMT2009-08-18 10:11:39 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Russia's Elena Isinbayeva reacts after failing her first attemp in the women's pole vault final of the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, capital of Germany, on August 17, 2009. World's all-time great women's pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva suffered her first defeat in six years in major competitions. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Russia's Elena Isinbayeva gestures after failing her first attempt to clear a height in the women's pole vault final of the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, capital of Germany, on August 17, 2009. World's all-time great women's pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva suffered her first defeat in six years in major competitions. (Xinhua/Liao Yujie)

Russia's Elena Isinbayeva competes in her first attempt in the women's pole vault final of the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, capital of Germany, on August 17, 2009. World's all-time great women's pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva suffered her first defeat in six years in major competitions. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Russia's Elena Isinbayeva covers her face after she failed to achieve a successful vault in the women's pole vault final of the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, capital of Germany, on August 17, 2009. World's all-time great women's pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva on Monday suffered her first defeat in six years in major competitions. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Russia's Elena Isinbayeva reacts after missing her second attemp in the women's pole vault final of the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin, capital of Germany, on August 17, 2009. World's all-time great women's pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva on Monday suffered her first defeat in six years in major competitions. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)

World's all-time great women's pole vaulter Elena Isinbayeva suffered her first defeat in six years in major competitions.

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