Israeli high jumper Jonathan Kapitulink, 18, won a gold medal in the sport at the world championship for the under-20 age bracket, making him the first Israeli to win a high jump gold at the prestigious competition.
Kapitulink arrived at the championship in Kenya as the reigning under-20 European champion with the second-best score worldwide at 2.25 meters (7ft 4in).
He skipped the starting height of 2 meters starting at 2.06 meters instead. The Israeli athlete was the only competitor to pass all the heights on the first attempt and ultimately won the title with a result of 2.19 meters.
This year's championship was missing athletes from a number of competitive countries including China, whose jumper has the highest yearly score; the championship had no preliminary events and opened at the finals level.