Aug. 19, 2008, 11:44 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva got the gold medal and her 24th world record. American silver medalist Jenn Stuczynski got the last word - for now.

After setting her 24th world record Monday night, Isinbayeva said Stuczynski "made me really angry" with her pre-Olympic remark that she hoped Americans would "kick some Russian butt" in Beijing.

"She must respect me and ... know her position," Isinbayeva said. "Now she knows it."

Maybe not.

"I think Yelena talks a lot," Stuczynski said at a Tuesday news conference. "I think she's told what to say so I don't really read anything that she says, that she might come out with."

Stuczynski said her goal "isn't really to catch her."

"There's higher bars than that."


TAYLOR'S HAUL: Olympic 400-meter hurdle champion Angelo Taylor has a good shot at another gold medal in Beijing. Silver medalist Kerron Clement might get one, too.

Taylor says he will run as part of the heavily favored U.S. 1,600-meter relay team, and Clement said he might.

"I was part of the 4-by-4 last time (at the 2007 world championships)," Taylor said at a news conference Tuesday. "We ran a phenomenal time. I'm looking forward to it."

Taylor ran on the winning U.S. relay team after winning the 400 hurdles at the Sydney Olympics eight years ago. He also was part of the victorious 1,600-meter relay team at last year's world championships in Osaka. That team of LaShawn Merritt, Taylor, Darold Williamson and Jeremy Wariner was the second-fastest in history at 2 minutes, 55.56 seconds.

Clement, who holds the world indoor 400-meter record, said he wanted to run in the relay but was uncertain if the coaches would select him.

"It's a possibility," he said. "I've got to talk to the coaches and we'll see what happens."

Clement ran in the preliminary round at last year's worlds but missed the finals because, he said, of a sore back.

Preliminaries for the relay are Friday, with the finals the last event on Saturday night.


HACKER OLYMPICS: Hackers apparently upset with Brazil's performance in the Beijing Olympics reportedly invaded the Brazilian Olympic Committee's Web site, forcing the organization to take the site offline.

According to the Universo On Line news service of the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, the hackers replaced the site's content with criticisms on the performance of Brazilian athletes.

"Brazil stinks in these Olympics" read one message posted on the committee's site, according to Universo On Line.

"Dear user, our site is temporarily off the air for maintenance reasons," the Olympic committee said in a statement posted on its site.