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.
Proctor at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
|Born||16 September 1988|
The Valley, Anguilla
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||University of Florida|
|Coached by||Rana Reider|
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.  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. 
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.
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 metres (7.07) thus setting a new British record, and earning a silver medal.
- "Shara Proctor". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
- 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 at World Athletics
- 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 parliament.uk
- 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