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Shara Proctor dominated a high-class long jump competition with a brilliant series as she hit her best form of 2018 at the Müller Anniversary Games.

With superb precision on the board, the 2015 world silver medallist put together jumps of 6.82m, 6.80m, 6.87m, a season’s best 6.91m and 6.83m. At this stage she had the best five jumps of the competition and only dropped below this level with the competition won in her final jump where she leapt 6.64m.

World leader Lorraine Ugen struggled with her radar. After a 6.68m opener she had four no jumps. But she showed her competitive mettle with her final jump which was measured at 6.88m to go close to Proctor and snatch second.

Australian Brooke Stratton was third with 6.76m.

In fifth, Commonwealth heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson set a season’s best of 6.70m while Jazmin Sawyers made it four Britons in the top six with a 6.62m leap.

“It was fun today,” said Proctor. “I love competing in this stadium. The runway felt amazing, the crowd was amazing and I finally put it together and felt comfortable on the runway and I showed what I’m capable of. I got my mind together and perfected it.”

Source: AW

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