RIO DE JANEIRO (Sputnik) – The athlete posted a video of her performing a pole vault in an empty hall.
"This vault concludes my career as an athlete and opens up a new stage in my life. I am not giving up. I am moving on," she said in the post.
Isinbayeva said Friday she was planning to meet All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) President Dmitry Shliakhtin to discuss the possibility of her heading the federation.
"I got an offer, it is amazing and just as serious. I shall meet with the head of the federation aftr the Olympics to discuss the possibility. It is very interesting for me, I think I could make ARAF a member of the IAAF [International Association of Athletics Federations] again," she told reporters.
Later in the day, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, said he would support Isinbayeva’s candicacy.