With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today 6 August 2020, Beijing 2008 women's pole vault final
The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!
Beijing 2008 Women's Pole Vault Final
Russia Federation's Yelena Isinbayeva came to Beijing as the defending champion, having won gold in the pole vault at Athens 2004 and she also had a few world championships under her belt. But in order to win another Olympic gold, Isinbayeva had to face her fiercest rivals as well as a few new faces including the USA's Jennifer Suhr and teammate Svetlana Feofanova. Would Isinbayeva continue her winning streak or settle for silver?
Yelena Isinbayeva wins the Gold for Russia, Jennifer Suhr (née Stuczynski) the Silver for the USA and Svetlana Feofanova the Bronze for Russia in the women's pole vault final at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games in 2008