GB’s Proctor qualifies for long jump final

Tuesday 7th August 2012

Shara Proctor continued GB’s great Olympics in the sand this Tuesday… finishing of the standing’s in the women’s long jump.

The UK record-holder, Proctor, sealed her place with just one jump. A leap of 6.83 metres exceeded the automatic qualifying mark of 6.70m.

‘This is a dream come true. All I wanted to do was make it through to the final.’

Shara explained… ‘That was the hardest part. I did it and now I’ve just got to go back tomorrow, jump far and get a medal. I feel like I’m in good shape and I want to go over seven metres, but I’m just trying to get a medal and whatever it takes, that’s what I have to do.’

Proctor broke the UK record with a jump of 6.95m in the Olympic trials, and wants to go one step further.

‘I’m ready to go far and ready to get a medal. I love the crowd and I can’t wait to come back tomorrow and get them going again.’

Shara took a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul in March, which was her first medal at a senior international championships.

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