Participants

Shara PROCTOR

Shara PROCTOR
    Athletics
Birth Date:  16 Sep 1988
Place of Birth:  CHRISTIANSTED
Country of birth:  USA
Age:  29
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  177
Weight (Kg):  60

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's Long Jump 3 Bronze

Shara PROCTOR - 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 NM -
2006 Melbourne, AUS Women's Long Jump 13 6.06

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's Long Jump 21 6.36
2012 London, GBR Women's Long Jump 8 6.55

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's Long Jump 13 6.45
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's Long Jump 2 7.07
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's Long Jump 5 6.79
2011 Daegu, KOR Women's Long Jump 19 6.34

Hobbies

"Clean, watch television series and travel." (Athlete, Dec 2017)


Education: Sports management at University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
Languages spoken: Dutch, English, German, Japanese, Spanish
Coach

PERSONAL: Rana REIDER (USA) (englandathletics.org, 27 Oct 2017)


Other sports

Represented Anguilla at national level in football before quitting sport at age 14 to focus on long jump. (followyoursport.com, 14 Feb 2016)


Reason: Took up athletics on island of Anguilla on grass track that housed the island's only long jump pit and doubled as a cricket ground. "The runway was uneven, so I'd have to zig-zag doing my run-up. The grass was so long, it would sting my legs." (dailymail.co.uk, 28 Aug 2015)
Memorable: “When I won my silver medal at Beijing 2015 World Championships.? (Athlete, Dec 2017)
Influence: Parents (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Competed in long jump qualifying rounds at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games (for Anguilla) as a teenager. Missed Delhi 2010 Games, not wishing to delay clearance to compete for Great Britain. Medal hope going into Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, ruptured left rectus femoris (quad muscle) on first jump in final; subsequently had surgery. (iaaf.org, 11 Feb 2016)


Memories of Australia in 2006. "I was about 17, fresh and had never been to an international meet that wasn't an age-group championships. I felt like a fish out of water but really enjoyed being in Australia." (Athlete, Dec 2017)


SWITCH
Granted approval by IAAF in November 2010 to transfer allegiance from Anguilla to Great Britain. Anguilla does not have its own Olympic committee but is a British overseas territory, so she has held a British passport since birth. Previously represented Anguilla at Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and Osaka 2007 World Championship. (telegraph.co.uk, 07 Jul 2011; hearldscotland.com, 18 Feb 2012; sharaproctor.co.uk, 27 Jul 2015) 


NEW MARK
Broke almost 30-year British record for women's long jump with a leap of 6.95m in June 2012. Previous record of 6.93m set by Beverly Kinch at world championships in Helsinki in 1983. At Beijing 2015 World Championships, PROCTOR became first British female long jumper to exceed 7m (7.07m) en route to silver medal. (dailymail.co.uk, 24 Jun 2012; dailymail.co.uk, 28 Aug 2015)


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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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