28 May 2009

Yelena Isinbayeva wins World Sportswoman of the Year

6:31 am on 28 May 2009

One of the greatest female athletes in history has won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award again.

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva won in 2007 and her second award follows her gold medal winning performance in the pole vault at the Beijing Olympics.

She cleared 5.05 metres - the 24th time she has improved the world record - to win her second Olympic gold medal.