Nettey jumps to fourth in Beijing

Local athlete on position away from a medal at world championships

Surrey native Christabel Nettey placed fourth in the long jump at the recent World Track and Field Championships.

Christabel Nettey fell just short of a medal at the World Track and Field Championships last week in Beijing, China.

The 24-year-old from Surrey jumped 6.95m in the first of six attempts, the second-best jump of the first round. Nettey was in a podium position until Tianna Bartoletta of the United States leapt 7.14m on her final attempt to win the gold medal. Shara Proctor of Great Britian was second at 7.07m, while Ivana Spanovic of Serbia won the bronze medal at 7.01m,

Nettey’s fourth-place finish was the best ever by a Canadian long jumper at a world championship event.

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