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Russian athlete feels misunderstood

Updated: August 16, 2013, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva's comments on her country's law against gay "propaganda" seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided gays.

But on Friday, Isinbayeva said that her comments, in somewhat fractured English the day before, may have been misunderstood and that she opposes any discrimination against gays.

The clarification -- or U-turn -- underlined the sensitivity of the ...

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