Mirela DEMIREVA

Mirela DEMIREVA - Bulgaria - Seveth in high jump at 2017 World Championships.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 12 August 2017

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 28 September 1989
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Bulgaria
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Mirela DEMIREVA - Bulgaria - Seveth in high jump at 2017 World Championships.

Mirela Demireva won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a leap of 1.97m (also the winning height)

but a year later, in London, she was unable to clear 1.95m, after three attempts, and finished equal seventh.

 

2017 World Athletics Championship. London Olympic Stadium,
England.

Women's high jump final


 1. LASITSKENE Mariya
Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)  2.03  **
 2. LEVCHENKO Yuliya
Ukraine (UKR)  2.01  
 3. LICWINKO Kamila
Poland (POL)  1.99  
 4. JUNGFLEISH Marie-Laurence
Germany (GER)   
 1.95  
 5. THOMPSON-JOHNSON Katarina
Great Britain (GBR)  1.95  
 6. LAKE Morgan Great Britain (GBR)  1.95  
 7. PALSYTE Airinė Lithuania (LTU)  1.92
 7. DEMIREVA Mirela Bulgaria (BUL)     1.92

Lasitskene was the first Authorised Neutral Athlete to win a gold medal.
For the medal ceremony, the  "IAAF Anthem"  was played as a substitute for a national anthem.
She did not sing the words. (Did anyone know them ?)