Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Long Jumper Christabel Nettey Wins Commonwealth Games Gold

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Long Jumper Christabel Nettey Wins Commonwealth Games Gold

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Canadian long jumper wins Commonwealth gold

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GOLD COAST, Australia - Canadian Christabel Nettey won gold in the women's long jump Thursday at the Commonwealth Games.

The 26-year-old from Surrey, B.C., jumped 6.84 metres on her first attempt, to finish ahead of Australia's Brooke Stratton (6.77) and England's Shara Proctor (6.75).

"I was hoping to build on that (first jump) with a good series, as the only way to win was to keep having good jumps," said Nettey, whose personal best is 6.99 metres. "The other girls are great jumpers."

Nettey won bronze four years ago in Glasgow with a jump of 6.49 metres.

Toronto's Aaron Brown and Shawn Barber earned silvers in the 200 metres and pole vault, respectively. …

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