Russian pole vault legend Yelena Isinbayeva attempted Friday to play down the furore provoked by her anti-gay remarks, saying she was "misunderstood" and opposed to discrimination against homosexuals.
Yelena Isinbayeva during the pole vault medal ceremony at the World Athletics Championships on August 15, 2013. Isinbayeva has attempted to play down the furore provoked by her anti-gay remarks, saying she was "misunderstood" and was opposed to any discrimination against homosexuals.
Isinbayeva triggered outrage at the Moscow World Athletics Championships when she fired off an emotional rant in support of a controversial Russian anti-gay law and declared that in Russia "we just live with boys with women, women with boys."
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