Anna Iljuštšenko

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Anna Iljuštšenko
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Personal information
Born (1985-10-12) 12 October 1985 (age 34)
Sillamäe, Estonia
Residence Tartu, Estonia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
CountryFlag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
Coached byGaspar Epro
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)High jump (outdoor): 1.96 m (NR)
High jump (indoor): 1.94 m (NR)

Anna Iljuštšenko (born 12 October 1985 in Sillamäe) is an Estonian high jumper.



She finished ninth at the 2007 Summer Universiade with a jump of 1.80 metres. She competed at the 2004 World Junior Championships (result 1.75 m), the 2006 European Championships (result 1.87 m), the 2008 Olympic Games (result 1.89 m), the 2009 European Indoor Championships (result 1.85 m), the 2009 World Championships (result 1.89 m) and the 2010 World Indoor Championships (result 1.89 m) and 2011 European Indoor Championships (result 1.89 m) without reaching the final round. [1] On several of these and the other occasions where she failed to reach the finals, she missed out due to countback.

She reached the final of the 2011 World Championships, finishing in 12th place with a jump of 1.89 m, and also the final of the 2010 European Championships, finishing in 11th place with a jump of 1.85 m. [1] [2]

Following that however, she failed to reach the final in the 2012 World Indoor Championships (result 1.88 m), the 2012 Summer Olympics (result 1.90 m), the 2012 European Championships (result 1.87 m), the 2013 World Championships (result 1.88 m) and the 2014 World Indoor Championships (result 1.88 m). [1]

She reached the final of the 2013 European Indoor Championships, narrowly missing out on a medal and finishing in 4th place with a jump of 1.92 m. [3]

Her personal best jump is 1.96 metres, achieved on 9 August 2011 in Viljandi, Estonia (national record). [1] Her indoor best is 1.94, achieved on 2 February 2013 in Arnstadt, Germany (national record). [1] Her trainer for a long time was Martin Kutman, who in more than 60 years of training experience has trained a large number of good Estonian track and field athletes, mainly in sprinting and jumping events (high jump, triple jump, pole vault), many of whom have represented the Estonian and former USSR national team in international competitions. Kutman died on May 29, 2012.

Competition record

Representing Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 15th 1.75 m
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 11th 1.70 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 20th (q) 1.87 m
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 13th (q) 1.81 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 9th 1.80 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 21st (q) 1.89 m
2009 European Indoor Championships Torino, Italy 10th (q) 1.85 m
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 5th 1.88 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (q) 1.89 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 10th (q) 1.89 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 11th 1.85 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 13th (q) 1.89 m
Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rd 1.94 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 12th 1.89 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (q) 1.88 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (q) 1.87 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 15th (q) 1.90 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 1.92 m
Universiade Kazan, Russia 3rd 1.94 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 16th (q) 1.88 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 15th (q) 1.88 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 23rd (q) 1.80 m

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