Yelena Isinbayeva is the reigning Olympic champion, the reigning World Champion, two-time IAAF Female Athlete of the Year, and world record-holder in the women's pole vault. The only woman to ever break the five-meter barrier, her present mark of 5.01 meters is just one of the 21 world records she has held during her lifetime.
Simply put, she is the greatest athlete her sport has ever seen.
Okay, so if we're done respecting her athletic accomplishments, let's get down to business: is she hot or what? After the jump, enjoy more pictures, links to more pictures, a gallery of even more pictures, and a chart and a poll that minimize all that tiresome reading.
Breaking Down the Basics
|Sexy pronunciation of surname
||I sin by Eva
|Military rank||Senior Lieutenant|
|For real?||That's what Wikipedia says|
|Helpful reminder of her sport
||Printed across her buttocks|
|Nice photo from Russian Cosmo||Here|
|Random trivia from her Website||Has a collection of dolphins|
|Sexy Russian accent?||I don't see why not|
|Makes salad sexy?||Yes|
Presentation of Medals
*When judging, assume that Gold suggests a future a of GoDaddy-level of endorsements, and Bronze points toward appearances in local circulars.
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