ukShara Proctor

DATE OF BIRTH16.09.1988
COACHRana Reider
CLUBBirchfield H
EVENTLong jump, triple jump
PERSONAL BESTLong jump - 7.07m, Triple jump - 13.88m


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ABOUT Shara Proctor

Shara is an Anguillan-born long jumper who has competed for Great Britain since 2011.

She won World Championships silver in 2015, world indoor bronze in 2012 and has made the finals of five other senior global championships. Her 7.07m at the 2015 Worlds made her the first British woman to jump seven metres and she is still the national record-holder.

Shara won the overall IAAF Diamond League for her event in 2013 and is among the top 10 female athletes for most appearances in that series.

She competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Championships for Anguilla, but without reaching the final round.

In November 2010, she transferred her allegiance to Great Britain. A British Overseas Territory, Anguilla does not have a National Olympic Committee (NOC) of its own; the British Olympic Association is recognised as the appropriate NOC for such athletes and thus Anguillan athletes who hold a British passport are eligible to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games. Following her transfer of allegiance, however, Proctor also became eligible to compete for Great Britain at European and World Championships.

In 2012, Proctor won her first senior medal for Great Britain, a bronze medal in the long jump in the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships, after a British national indoor record leap of 6.89 metres.

In 2017, she returned to triple jump and her 13.82m – six centimetres short of her PB – landed her at the top of the UK rankings and she represented Britain at that event at the European Team Championships. In the long jump, she made the team for the World Championships, but an interrupted build-up caught up with her and she failed to make it through the qualification round.

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