Israeli triple jumper qualifies for finals at world championship
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Israeli triple jumper qualifies for finals at world championship

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko qualifies in eighth spot at London meet

Israeli athlete Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko captures the silver in the women's triple jump final during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, on July 10, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI)
Israeli athlete Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko captures the silver in the women's triple jump final during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, on July 10, 2016. (AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI)

Israeli triple jump champion Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko has qualified for the finals of the event at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

Knyazyeva-Minenko, 27, clinched the eight and last place in the finals with her second jump of 14.17 meters (46.5 feet).

The finals will take place on Monday.

Knyazyeva-Minenko, who has been recovering from an injury, came fifth in the Rio Olympics in 2016 and placed fourth at the 2012 Olympics. Her personal best is 14. 78 meters (48.5 feet).

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