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Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko won silver for Israel in Beijing

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko has won Israel’s first medal at the World Athletic Championships in Beijing, winning silver in the triple jump competition.

The Ukrainian-born 25-year-old became an Israeli citizen in 2013 and has now won a fourth major medal for her adapted country, the most recent one of which, was gold at the inaugural European Championships in Azerbaijan in June.

She claimed silver, jumping a distance of 14.78m, with the gold medal going to Columbian Caterine Ibarguen, who cleared 14.90m.