World Championships 2015: Proctor breaks British record to win silver

  • 28 August 2015
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Shara Proctor has become the first British woman to jump over seven metres in the long jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in China.

The 26-year-old broke the British record with her third round jump of 7.07 metres and picked up the silver medal too.

"I saw it. I was happy, but I was still ready to compete because the girls are competitors. Silver medal - I can't be more happy," she said.

Tianna Bartoletta, from America, won gold with her last jump of 7.14 m and Ivana Spanovic from Serbia finished third with her best jump of 7.01 m.

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Image caption Gold medallist Tianna Bartoletta with silver medallist Shara Proctor

Lorraine Ugen and Katarina Johnson-Thompson also from Great Britain competed in the final.

Ugen finished in fifth place - her best jump measured 6.85 m.

Johnson-Thompson, who normally competes in the heptathlon, was 11th with a jump of 6.63 m

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