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Rewind: Canada’s Christabel Nettey captured her first IAAF Diamond League victory

Rewind: Canada’s Christabel Nettey captured her first IAAF Diamond League victory

Canada’s Christabel Nettey is all smiles after setting a meet record (6.92) at Icahn Stadium, NYC.

June 13, 2015 ~ New York ~ Christabel Nettey jumped for a meet record at Icahn Stadium on Saturday. During the competition, the leader changed at least five times throughout the competition with Nettey, British record-holder Shara Proctor and USA’s Funmi Jimoh and Tianna Bartoletta all in the mix.

Jimoh was the strongest in fighting a strong headwind in the early rounds. She leapt to 6.50m (-2.4m/s) on her first jump. Proctor overtook the top position in the second round with 6.54m only to concede it to Nettey, who jumped 6.59m on her third attempt.

The Briton was back in the lead with a 6.66m jump in the fourth round, but Nettey kept going farther with every attempt. She improved Janay DeLoach-Soukup’s meeting record of 6.79m twice, posting 6.87m in the fourth round and 6.92m into a -1.3m/s headwind in the fifth.

“The conditions were tricky today, we had to deal with a headwind,” said Nettey. “In the first two attempts, I just wasn’t hitting the board, and it was a little frustrating. I was just trying to keep my composure and stay focused. Luckily, after the second round, the wind calmed a little bit.”

Nettey, who emerged in the world elite this season, explained that in 2014, her first post-collegiate season, she was trying to adjust to training as a full-time athlete, while this season “things started to click naturally” in competition.

Nettey’s fellow world leader Tianna Bartoletta sealed her runner-up status with a final-round 6.89m leap. She also kept her Diamond Race lead with a total of ten points, while the Canadian now has seven. Proctor also posted her best

Tiana Bartoletta finished second with a jump of 6.89.

distance of the day, 6.72m, in the last round.

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