12 October 1985 |
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Coached by||Gaspar Epro|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||High jump (outdoor): 1.96 m (NR)
High jump (indoor): 1.94 m (NR)
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. 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.
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).
Her personal best jump is 1.96 metres, achieved on 9 August 2011 in Viljandi, Estonia (national record). Her indoor best is 1.94, achieved on 2 February 2013 in Arnstadt, Germany (national record). 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.
- Anna Iljuštšenko profile at IAAF
- "2010 European Athletics Championships - Women's High Jump Result" (PDF). 1 August 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
- "2013 European Indoor Athletics Championship - Women's High Jump" (PDF). 3 March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2015.