Shara Proctor sets new British long jump record

Monday 27th July 2015

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Shara Proctor has broken the British long jump record at the Anniversary Games in London, beating her own previous mark by three centimetres.

The 26-year-old recorded a distance of 6.98m within minutes of compatriot Dina Asher-Smith becoming the first British woman to run a 100m race in under 11 seconds.

After the jump, she told BBC Sport: “The claps echo around the stadium, and it gave me the extra boost. I was shaking at the start. I did not expect that jump. This stadium is the greatest place to jump. It gave me chills.

“There is more to come. I am in hard training and that’s why I didn’t expect a jump like that.”

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