Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko claimed three season bests in Sunday evening’s triple jump final, but it wasn’t enough to earn her a medal.
Ukrainian-born, she competed for her country of birth in London four years ago, where she finished in fourth place, and became an Israeli citizen a year later.
She jumped a season best of 14.25 in her first jump, and went even further with her second attempt, at 14.39.
Finishing in the top-eight after three jumps meant she progressed to the next stage of the final, and another three jumps. Her first was another season best of 14.68, her next was a run through, meaning in her sixth and final attempt, she had to beat 14.74 to stand a chance of winning bronze, but only managed 14.33.
“She said: “I really wanted a medal for Israel, I gave everything. I had surgery in March and this was only my second real competition since recovering from injury, but I came here to succeed.
“I claimed some season bests for the year, and jumped further than in London, but it was a crazy contest. I want to say thank you to all the people that believed and supported me every day.”