Proctor at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
16 September 1988 |
The Valley, Anguilla
|Residence||Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (130 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||University of Florida|
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.
Her longest jumps outdoors are 6.95 metres in the long jump, achieved in June 2012 in Birmingham; and 13.74 metres in the triple jump, achieved in May 2009 in Greensboro. She holds the national long jump records for Anguilla and Great Britain.
In November 2012 Proctor moved from her training base at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach to Loughborough when her coach Rana Reider was recruited to work at UK Athletics.
She won the Diamond League in 2013 in her event, the long jump.
- Turnbull, Simon (8 February 2013). "Shara Proctor glad to have followed Reider from Florida to GB". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- Shara Proctor profile at IAAF
- Proctor receives clearance to transfer allegiance from Anguilla to GB.http://www.uka.org.uk/media/news/november-2010/24-11-10-shara-proctor/
- Overseas Territories .http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmfaff/writev/overseas/overseas.pdf
- Shara Proctor – University of Florida athlete profile at GatorZone.com
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