Caa-ching for Li Ning queen

Elena Isinbeyeva says that the Lin Ning contract is her main motivation for continuing to dominate the womens pole vault. At the 2009 Berlin Golden League press conference today she said that she may have retired after teh Beijing Games but signing with Li Ning helped inspire her.

Richards and Isinbeyeva at the press conference

‘I have just signed a contract until 2013. I want to keep this. They treat me like a queen.’

Sanya Richards is motivated by rewards of a different kind. There’s plenty of number ones in her kitty but not much gold.

‘Of course I want the jackpot but this is a secondary goal this year# says Richards.


The crew is in Namur for the EAP meet and I am still exploring Berlin. I love the former East German areas. Some have not changed much at all.

Cooked myself Risotto last night and keep some for tonight. Went for a drink last night after not finding a movie theatre. Will try again tonight.

Author: patbirgan

Australian living in Italy and managing the AIS European Training Centre. In my spare time I like to watch, write, tweet, commentate, manage, immerse in all things athletics.

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