Russian female athlete Yelena Isinbayeva came back to the athletics competition courts trying to get in shape for her third Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2016, said her coach Yevgueni Trofimov in this capital Tuesday. After the birth of her daughter Eva in June 2014, the world recordwoman in the female pole vault (5.06 meters) started her training sessions on February 3 in Volgograd, her native city, to get in shape for the gold medal in Rio de Janeiro.
"There can be no other goal.
Her final objective is the gold medal," said Trofimov, a man who felt himself confident that her pupil is getting the shape he wants for future competitions.
"She looks fine. She is weighing 61 kilograms (134.4 pounds) which is now two kilograms less. Her ambition, motivation and wish to win, are still quite great. If I were not quite sure of this we would not have started training, anyway," said the head coach.
Isinbayeva will dedicate her next training months to improve her physical condition, until she starts her specific traning routines in September.
Trofimov did not reveal any moment for the Russian athlete's return officially, but he assured that after the 2016 Olympics, Isinbayeva will retire from active competition.
"Official competitions are always very useful, but Yelena's participation will rely on her physical condition to compete. There are always some limitation signs," said Trofimov.
The Russian jumper won the Olympic title in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, besides the third in London in 2012 and won seven world titles and two in Europe.