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Yelena Isinbayeva breaks own indoor world record in pole vault

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DONETSK, Ukraine – Yelena Isinbayeva broke her own indoor world record in the women’s pole vault Saturday, clearing 16 feet, 2 3/4 inches. It was the Russian’s 21st world record.The Olympic and world champion improved on her previous record of 16-2 that was set at this event last year. Isinbayeva also holds the outdoor record of 16-5 1/4, set at the 2005 worlds.This time, she twice failed to clear 16-2 1/2 and raised the bar to 16-2 3/4 for her last attempt.