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London 2012

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Full flex for Isinbaeva

London 2012 - Elena Isinbaeva fills the launch area with the full arc of her fibreglass pole. The returning gold medalist from Russia was expected to repeat in London, but finishes with the bronze medal in women’s pole vault.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Suhr prize result

London 2012 - Elena Isinbaeva, the returning gold medalist in women’s pole vault, was expected to repeat in London. Instead American Jennifer Suhr out jumps the Russian for gold and carries a flag to celebrate.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Tinsley resplendent in stars and stripes

London 2012 - Michael Tinsley shows his patriotism for the USA after earning silver in the men’s 400m hurdles.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Silva looks before she leaps

London 2012 - Yarisley Silva glances left before attempting a jump in women’s pole vault. The Cuban wins silver, clearing a height equal to gold medal winner Jennifer Suhr, but is docked for earlier misses.
IOC/John Huet
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Kisses from Richards-Ross

London 2012 - USA runner Sanya Richards-Ross blows kisses before blowing away the competition in heat 4 of women’s 200m round 1 qualifying.
IOC/Jason Evans
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Intense sprinters

London 2012 - Faces reveal the intense efforts of sprinters Norma Gonzalez of Colombia and Ivet Lalova of Bulgaria in the women’s 200m heat 4 qualifying race.
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