MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. Russian woman pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, winner of two Olympic golds, has filed an application at the International Association of Athletic Federations for participation in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, the spokeswoman of the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF), Alla Glushchenko, told TASS.
The IAAF’s inspection commission on June 17 ruled the ARAF still failed to match the criteria required for restoring its IAAF membership.
On June 21 the Olympic Summit said that Russian track-and-field athletes who would pass IAAF tests for non-involvement in anti-doping abuse would be allowed to participate in the Games under the Russian flag. For that the athletes are requested to submit applications to the IAAF.
The organization will consider them on the individual basis.
"Isinbayeva has dispatched her application to the IAAF," Glushchenko said.
Isinbayeva won the gold medals in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008). Also, she has to her credit the bronze at the London Olympics of 2012.
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympic Games on August 5 through 21.