Participants

Christabel NETTEY

Christabel NETTEY
    Athletics
Birth Date:  02 Jun 1991
Place of Birth:  BRAMPTON
Country of birth:  CAN
Age:  26
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  162
Weight (Kg):  58

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Long Jump 1 Gold

Christabel NETTEY - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Wed, 11 Apr 19:00
Women's Long Jump Qualifying Round - Group A
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 19:55
Gold Medal Event Women's Long Jump Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Long Jump 3 6.49

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Long Jump 20 6.37

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's Long Jump 19 6.36
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's Long Jump 4 6.95
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's Long Jump 19 6.47

Hobbies

Playing volleyball and basketball (iaaf.org, 02 Jun 2015)


Education: Justice studies, sociology at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Coach

PERSONAL: Dan PFAFF (CAN) (athletics.ca, Oct 2017)


Sporting relatives

Older sister Sabrina a national-level long jumper and competed for Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA. (universalathletics.ca, 18 Feb 2016)


Injuries

Struggled with herniated disc as she tried to qualify for London 2012 Olympic Games but did not make it. (vancouversun.com, 27 Jun 2013)


Reason: Father, a marathon runner, encouraged her to follow older sister into athletics. (statepress.com, 13 Apr 2010; athleticsillustrated.com, 27 Jan 2015; thestar.com, 24 Jul 2015)
Ritual: Always puts right shoe on before left. (olympic.ca, 06 Jul 2015)
Additional information

POST-ATHLETICS
Wants to use her joint justice studies and sociology degree to work in immigration services. (LinkedIn, 01 May 2013)


CHILDHOOD MOTIVATION
Father made her and her sister jog with him in the early mornings and would not give them their allowance of $5 per week until they did. "I think it was worth it, even though I still hate jogging or any type of long running." (athleticsillustrated.com, 27 Jan 2015)


HERITAGE
Parents Eustace and Genevieve NETTEY are from Ghana. (athleticsillustrated.com, 27 Jan 2015; olympic.ca, 06 Jul 2015)


CANADIAN FIRST
At Beijing 2015 World Championships, first Canadian ever to qualify for long jump final. (globalnews.ca, 28 Aug 2015)


ELUSIVE
In 2015, posted national long jump records of 6.99m indoors in February and 6.99m outdoors in May. Fourth in August at Beijing 2015 World Championships with a jump of 6.95m. But magical 7m barrier continues to elude her, despite leaping 6.90m or further on seven occasions during career. (tilastopaja.eu, Oct 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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