Shara Proctor

Shara Proctor (born 16 September 1988) is a British jumper born in Anguilla. She is the national record holder of both Anguilla and Great Britain. On 28 August 2015 at the World Championships in Beijing she became the first British, female, long-jumper to jump over 7 metres (7.07), setting a new British record and earning a world championship silver medal in the process. She also won the 2013 IAAF Diamond League in the event. Her younger sister is the Anguillan sprinter Shinelle Proctor.[3]

Shara Proctor
Shara Proctor Istanbul 2012.jpg
Proctor at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Born (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 32)
The Valley, Anguilla
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)[1]
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
College teamUniversity of Florida
Coached byRana Reider


Representing AnguillaEdit

She competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Championships for Anguilla, but without reaching the final round.[4]

In November 2010, she announced that she would be competing for Great Britain at events held by the IAAF, as Anguilla is a British Overseas Territory and cannot send delegations to the Olympic Games for not having your National Olympic Committee (NOC) recognized. [5] A British Overseas Territory, Anguilla does not have a National Olympic Committee (NOC) of its own; However, this would not prevent Proctor from competing for Great Britain, as the responsibilities of the National Olympic Committee for the territory are the responsibility of the British Olympic Association (BOA). However, this would not happen at World Athletics competitions and at the Commonwealth Games because Anguilla is an effective member of both associations. After the change of nation, she was invited to compete for the English team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. [6]

Representing Great Britain and EnglandEdit

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 7.07 metres in the long jump, achieved in August 2015 in Beijing; and 13.74 metres in the triple jump, achieved in May 2009 in Greensboro.

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.[2]

Shara Proctor competing in the long jump at the Adidas Boost Boston Games in 2019.

On 28 August 2015 at the World Championships in Beijing she became the first British female long jumper to jump over 7 metres (7.07) thus setting a new British record, and earning a silver medal.[7]


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
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 and   England
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[8]
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 2nd Long jump 7.07m NR
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 8th Long jump 6.57 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21st (q) Long jump 6.36 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 13th (q) Long jump 6.45 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 3rd Long jump 6.75 m
European Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd Long jump 6.70 m
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 11th Long jump 6.43 m


  1. ^ a b "Shara Proctor". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b Turnbull, Simon (8 February 2013). "Shara Proctor glad to have followed Reider from Florida to GB". Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. ^
  4. ^ Shara Proctor at World Athletics
  5. ^ Proctor receives clearance to transfer allegiance from Anguilla to GB.
  6. ^ Overseas Territories
  7. ^ Fordyce, Tom (28 August 2015). "World Championships: Shara Proctor wins long jump silver". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  8. ^ No mark in the final

External linksEdit

  • Shara Proctor – University of Florida athlete profile at