Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko Fails to Become Israel's Third Medalist at Rio Olympics

The 27-year-old triple jumper placed fifth; her best jump measured at 14.68 meters.

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko Hanna competes in the women's triple jump finals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, August 14, 2016.
Adrian Dennis, AFP

Israel’s Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko failed to become Israel's third medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics during Sunday night's triple jump finals, finishing in fifth place.

Knyazyeva-Minenko jumped 14.2 meters in her first attempt, matching the length that got her into the finals but the eighth best length among other finalists. She improved her distance to 14.39 meters on her second jump, moving up to sixth place. Her next jump was measured at 14.32 before jumping 14.68 meters, her best of the night, to move her up to fifth place.

Her fifth jump was scratched and her final jump was measured at 14.33. Knyazyeva-Minenko, 27, placed fourth in the 2012 London Olympic Games, when she represented Ukraine.

She became an Israeli citizen in 2013, and relocated to the country after marrying a former Israeli decathlon champion. She took the silver medal in the women's triple jumps at the World Championships in Beijing last year.