Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Isinbayeva won the pole vault gold medal at the World Championships in front of her home Russian crowd in Moscow. Olympic champion in 2004 and 2008, the pressure was on her after she failed to win in London in 2012, but she responded with a clearance of 4.89 metres to win. She has now won three outdoor and four indoor world titles and has set 15 outdoor and 13 indoor world records. In November she was presented with the IAAF Distinguished Career Award.