Yes, she learned a lot from her hero, the legendary Sergej Bubka - how to dominate the sport and how to make a lot of money. In Helsinki, Sergej and Stacy Dragila commented "Yelena is a genius. Her technical skills are absolutely perfect, she's even technically better than most male pole vaulters."
For Wilsonboy: this is Yelena Isinbayeva, a 23yo Russian woman who can fly. Oh yeah, she can fly high. Very high.