Isinbayeva is Russia’s Athlete of Year

Moscow: World pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has been named Russia's Athlete of the Year in a nationwide poll conducted by sports journalists. Isinbayeva's gold medal was for many Russians the highlight of the August 10-18 world championships in Moscow.

At 31, she has two Olympic titles, has set 28 world records and is one of the heroes of Russian sport.  Russia's soccer coach Fabio Capello and Mikhail Likhachev, coach of country's beach soccer team, were named Best Coaches of the Year after collecting an equal  votes.


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