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|
Shara Proctor (born 16 September 1988) is an Anguillan-born long jumper, competing for Great Britain since 2011. She is the national record holder of both Anguilla and Great Britain. On 28th August 2015 at the World Championships in Beijing she became the first British female long jumper to jump over 7 meters (7.07), setting a new British record, and earning a world championship silver medal. She also won the 2013 IAAF Diamond League in the event.
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.
Representing Great Britain
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 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. On Reider's move to the Netherlands, Proctor relocated to stay with her coach. .
On 28 August 2015 at the World Championships in Beijing she became the first British female long jumper to jump over 7 meters (7.07) thus setting a new British record, and earning a silver medal.
|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
|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|
|World Junior Championships||Beijing, China||16th (q)||Long jump||6.01 m (wind: 0.0 m/s)|
|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|
|NACAC U-23 Championships||Toluca, México||4th||Long jump||6.23m (wind: NWI) A|
|2nd||Triple jump||13.11m (wind: NWI) A|
|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|
|2010||NACAC U23 Championships||Miramar, Florida, United States||1st||Long jump||6.43m (wind: 0.9 m/s)|
|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|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||2nd||Long jump||7.07m NR|
- 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
- Fordyce, Tom (28 August 2015). "World Championships: Shara Proctor wins long jump silver". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
- No mark in the final
- Shara Proctor – University of Florida athlete profile at GatorZone.com