Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko (also "Anna"; and also "Knyazheva", "Knyazeva", and "Kniazeva"; Ukrainian: Ганна Князєва-Міненко, Hebrew: חנה קנייזבה-מיננקו; née Knyazyeva; born 25 September 1989) is a former Ukrainian and an Israeli triple jumper and long jumper.
She established a personal best in August 2015 of 14.78 meters (m) in the triple jump while winning the silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics. She competed for her native Ukraine at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women’s triple jump event, coming in fourth with a jump of 14.56 m.
She moved to Israel and became an Israeli citizen in early 2013, and has represented Israel since then. At the 77th Israeli Athletics Championships in early July 2013, Knyazyeva-Minenko established a new Israeli record in winning the women's triple jump with a distance of 14.50 m. At the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games Diamond League competition in London later that month, she won a bronze medal with a distance of 14.29 m in the triple jump. In September 2013 at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Challenge in Zagreb, Croatia, she jumped 14.38 m and won a silver medal in the triple jump.
At the 78th Israel national championships in 2014, Knyazyeva-Minenko won a gold medal in the long jump while setting a new Israeli record and personal best with a distance of 6.52 m. She won a bronze medal in the triple jump at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Prague in March 2015, becoming the first Israeli woman to win a track and field medal at a major European championship. She jumped a distance of 14.49 m, setting a new Israeli national indoor record. Competing for Israel at the 2015 European Games in June 2015, she won the triple jump competition that formed part of the Athletics event at the 2015 European Games, though no individual medal was awarded to her as the competition was a team event only; she also won a bronze medal for the team event. Knyazyeva-Minenko has secured her spot representing Israel at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the triple jump.
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