Indoor & outdoor personal bests of 6.99 metres – Canadian records.
At just 24 years of age, Christabel Nettey born in Brampton, Ontario but residing in Surrey, BC is already Canada’s all-time best female long jumper. She is a 1 x Pan-Am Games Gold medallist, 1 x World Championships finalist and in June 2015 she captured her first IAAF Diamond League victory. Christabel ranks 2nd in World Women’s Long Jump. She attended Arizona State University and was an outstanding athletic and academic student.
Christabel’s rise has been described as being meteoric because she achieved so much whilst she was trying to adjust to training as a full-time athlete post-college. She has a sister, Sabrina, who is an outstanding athlete as well. Sabrina was named the 2014 CIS Female Athlete of the Year (Field).
|6.99m||Eugene, Oregon||May 30th 2015|
Parents Eustace and Genevieve Nettey. Older sister Sabrina competed at the 2007 World Youth Championships in 100m and long jump.
Getting into the Sport:
Started in track and field at age 10. “My father used to make my sister and I go jogging with him which is probably the earliest form of training I had”. A teacher at her elementary school suggested to her parents to put her sister in a track club because she was beating all the boys in sprinting at school, so they enrolled her too. Christabel wasn’t that good at the start but had fun at practice and meeting friends so she stuck with it.
Graduated from Arizona State University in 2013.
Odds and Ends
Right shoe always goes on before left.