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 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
|Residence||Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||University of Florida|
|Coached by||Rana Reider|
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 BritainEdit
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.
- Turnbull, Simon (8 February 2013). "Shara Proctor glad to have followed Reider from Florida to GB". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "2018 CWG bio". Retrieved 28 April 2018.
- Shara Proctor 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 .https://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