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Great Britain’s Proctor Picks Long Jump Silver


proctorBritain’s Shara Proctor had long jump world gold snatched away from her in the final round of the competition as the USA’s Tianna Bartoletta’s last-gasp effort pushed her into silver.

On a night when Dafne Schippers won her first world title with the fastest 200m in 17 years, Proctor produced a huge leap of 7.07m in the third round to become the first Briton over seven metres and smash her own national record.
Schippers ran an extraordinary 21.63 seconds to come past Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson in the last five metres as Britain’s 19-year-old Dina Asher-Smith set a new national record of 22.07secs in fifth.

Only two women in history – Florence Griffith-Joyner and Marion Jones – have ever run faster than the 23-year-old Dutchwoman, who also shattered Marita Koch’s 36-year-old European record.

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