Shara Proctor

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Shara Proctor
Shara Proctor Istanbul 2012.jpg
Proctor at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Nationality  Great Britain
Born (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 26)
The Valley, Anguilla
Residence Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK[1]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump
College team University of Florida

Shara Proctor (born 16 September 1988) is an Anguillan-born long jumper competing for Great Britain since 2011.

She competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Championships for Anguilla, but without reaching the final round.[2]

In November 2010, she transferred her allegiance to Great Britain.[3] 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.[4] 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[2] 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.[1]

She won the Diamond League in 2013 in her event, the long jump.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Anguilla
2003 CARIFTA Games (U17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 8th High jump 1.55m
3rd Long jump 5.45m   (1.1 m/s)
2004 CARIFTA Games (U17) Hamilton, Bermuda 6th High jump 1.50m
2nd Long jump 5.83m w (NWI)
CAC Junior Championships (U17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st Long jump 5.99m
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 5th (h) 200 m 26.66   (0.0 m/s)
2nd Long jump 6.24m NR
(0.4 m/s)
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 1st Long jump 6.17m   (0.0 m/s)
Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 13th (q) Long jump 6.06 m
CAC Junior Championships (U20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 3rd Long jump 6.08m
2007 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 1st Long jump 6.17m   (-0.3 m/s)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 29th (q) Long jump 5.82 m
2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd Long jump 6.54 m
7th Triple jump 12.99 m
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 1st Long jump 6.61 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th Long jump 6.71 m NR
Representing  Great Britain
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 20th (q) Long jump 6.34 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd Long jump 6.89 m NR
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Long jump 6.69 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 6th Long jump 6.79 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 4th Long jump 6.68 m
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 4th (q) Long jump 6.51 m[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turnbull, Simon (8 February 2013). "Shara Proctor glad to have followed Reider from Florida to GB". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Shara Proctor profile at IAAF
  3. ^ Proctor receives clearance to transfer allegiance from Anguilla to GB.http://www.uka.org.uk/media/news/november-2010/24-11-10-shara-proctor/
  4. ^ Overseas Territories .http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmfaff/writev/overseas/overseas.pdf
  5. ^ No mark in the final

External links[edit]

  • Shara Proctor – University of Florida athlete profile at GatorZone.com