Ivana Spanovic had appeared to have made a gold medal winning jump when she jumped beyond American Brittney Reese’s winning mark of 7.02m.
However, Spanovic’s jump was recorded at just 6.91m, because her bib number on her back had flapped loose and touched the sand at 6.91m.
It’s shocking that at World Championship’s they are still using safety pins and paper for bib numbers.
— veselin jevrosimovic (@vjevrosimovic) August 11, 2017
Spanovic posted the following Tweet, which translates to:
2. Iz Srbije.
Znam da je zlato moje. Kad-tad. pic.twitter.com/kAcRTBeAxr
— IvanaSpanovic (@IvanaSpaNOv1c) August 11, 2017