Great news, pole vaulting fans! Also, great news, fans of sublime buttocks and internet oglers! Arguably the greatest female pole vaulter in the history of the sport – two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (2004 and 2008), Female Athlete of the Year by the IAAF in 2004, 2005 and 2008, and World Sportswoman of the Year by Laureus in 2007 and 2009 – Russian phenom Yelena Isinbayeva ended her indefinite leave from competition and begin her comeback and return to dominance.
“A break was necessary for me. I was under too much pressure,” Isinbayeva said. “But now I feel refreshed and motivated. I will be back for the 2011 winter season.”
Another reason for her return? Boredom.
“Having competed all these years, I have missed on the normal life other young women live. Now that I’ve seen it, I can say that normal life is really boring,” she said.
You’re telling me, honey. When I took a two week break from blogging, I realized the “normal life,” as she puts it, was dreadful. Do you know how bright the sun is during the day? Blinding.
In any event, welcome back Yelena. And a special welcome back to your fantastic butt. I’m not sure, despite its magnificence, if it will motivate me to watch more pole vaulting, but I eagerly anticipate additional photos of the testament to fantastic athletic booty.
Isinbayeva eyes winter 2011 return [ESPN/AP]
(previously at the Sportress: Yelena Isinbayeva Loses Stranglehold On Women’s Pole Vaulting, But That’s Not Important Right Now)