Russian pole vaulter who became an Olympic gold medalist in 2004 and won again in 2008 in Beijing.
She began training as an athlete through gymnastics when she was five years old.
IAAF titled her the Female Athlete of the Year for 2004, 2005, and 2008.
She raised a daughter named Eva Isinbayeva with her partner Nikita Petinov.
Shawn Johnson is a also an Olympic gold medalist.