Mariya Lasitskene has made athletics history at the world championships on Monday, becoming the first person in history to win the world high jump title three times.
In never-before-seen circumstances the 26-year-old took gold ahead of Ukraine's Yaroslava Mahuchikh.
Lasitskene, the 2015 and 2017 champion, claimed victory after clearing a height of 2.04m to win on countback ahead of Mahuchikh.
She is one of only 30 Russian athletes allowed to compete in Doha under the authorised neutral athlete banner,
"Today I really struggled for every jump," Lasitskene said.
"It was like in a fairytale to get a third world title. My whole country expected me to be on the podium. I had to cope with this pressure."
Vashti Cunningham of the United States took bronze.
Lasitskene targets Tokyo success
The win marked another career milestone for Lasitskene, who has dominated international high-jumping in recent years.
Lasitskene was barred from the 2016 Olympics after Russia was banned from the games over the country's doping scandal.
But Lasitskene has since been allowed to compete as a neutral athlete, a status handed to athletes who are deemed to be above suspicion by the International Association of Athletics Federations.
She will now chase a first ever gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympics, where she may have to compete as a neutral athlete once more if Russia's ban from international athletics remains in place.
"Today I just want to enjoy today to the full," Lasitskene said.
"Of course I'm preparing for the Olympics, and this is part of the process. I really hope everything will be okay and I will jump in 2020."
The athletics world went nuts over the historic achievement.
If Mariya Lasitskene does not win Gold next year in Tokyo it would be a travesty. Winning 3 World High Jump titles in a row is unreal.— girl (@twa96) September 30, 2019
Really wanted to see Mariya Lasitskene get the world record but it wasn’t to be. I love watching her jump. So much style.— Chris Till (@christill) September 30, 2019
Wow Mariya Lasitskene ❤️😱👏🏽👏🏽 get that gold— Eggy (@TheBoiledEgg) September 30, 2019
Tju these World Champs bro🔥🔥🔥...— Mpendulo (@MpenduloTweets) September 30, 2019
Oh Mariya Lasitskene is putting on a masterclass in the High Jump👌🏿
Mariya Lasitskene unbeatable, got to admire how great she is. 👌 #WorldAthleticsChamps— Simon (@Simon_147) September 30, 2019
Mariya Lasitskene makes history as she becomes the first high jumper to become 3 TIMES WORLD CHAMPION!!!— TPM (@TnFtms) September 30, 2019