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Proctor moves on from Moscow with second place in Stockholm

August 23, 2013 11:05 am

Shara Proctor went someway to putting her World Championship disappointment behind her as she finished second in the Stockholm Diamond League.

The 24-year-old long jumper looked set for a medal in Moscow last week after she needed just a solitary jump of 6.85m to qualify for the final.

However 24 hours later she could only finish sixth with a best jump of 6.79m, the fact that her qualifying jump would have been good enough for bronze adding to her woes.

But Proctor was able to celebrate a finish of second 11 days later as she travelled to Sweden for the 12th leg of the IAAF Diamond League.

Proctor’s best jump of 6.50m was good enough for the runners-up spot, 14centimetres behind Serbia’s world bronze medallist Ivana Spanovic.

Elsewhere, William Sharman followed on from his impressive World Championship finish of fifth as he crossed the line in the 110m hurdles third in a time of 13.36 seconds.

After running under 55 seconds for the first time in her career at the World Championships, Meghan Beesley finished in sixth place in 56.22 in the 400m hurdles, which included recently crowned world champion Zuzana Hejnova, who set a meeting record of 53.70 for victory.

World semi-finalist James Ellington finished fourth in the 200m in 20.71, while Nigel Levine took fifth place in the 400m crossing the line in 46.20.

As a late replacement, Richard Strachan ran his second race of the night after pacing the 600m, to finish eighth in 47.44.

World 4x400m bronze medallist Shana Cox was fifth in the women’s 400m clocking a time of 52.52, while Chris Tomlinson jumped 7.87m to finish seventh in the men’s long jump.

In the 1500m ‘B’ race, Matt McLaughlin crossed the line in 3:44.00 minutes for seventh place, while European indoor 800m bronze medallist Mukhtar Mohammed took fourth in the 600m in 1:17.45.

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