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About Christabel

I am a 25 year old long jumper from Surrey, British Columbia. I attended Arizona State University, receiving a degree in Justice Studies. In the fall of 2013, following my graduation, I joined Altis (formerly the World Athletics Center) in Phoenix, Arizona where I began to train under renown coach Dan Pfaff. I trained under Dan for three years. In that time, I broke both the indoor and outdoor Canadian long jump records and established myself as a world class jumper, being ranked in the top 10 in the world in 2015 and 2016. I now live in Chula Vista, California under the direction of esteemed coach Jeremy Fischer. I am currently training full time alongside Olympic and World Championship medalist jumpers, with the goal of becoming a medalist myself.

For me, track and field isn't just a hobby, but a career I am passionate about. I love what I do, and the success of a great jump makes it worth the dedication and hard work. I hope I can continue to improve, representing Canada at the highest level.


Personal Best:

Long Jump
-Indoor 6.99m
-Outdoor 6.99m


Athletic Achievements:

- Canadian Long Jump Record Holder (indoor and outdoor) 
- 2016 Olympic Games Team member
- 2015 World Championship 4th place finish
- 2015 Pan American Games Gold medalist
- 2013-2015 Canadian Championship Gold medalist
- 2014 Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist
- 2013 World Championship Team member
- 2013 NCAA Championship Silver medalist
- 2013 Francophone Games Silver medalist
- 2012 NACAC Championship Gold medalist


Past Accomplishments:

2011 Pan Am. Jr.Championship Silver medalist
2011-2012 Pac-12 Championship Gold medalist
2007 World Youth Championship 8th place finish (100m Hurdles)


Upcoming Goals:

Break the 7m barrier
2017 World Championship Podium
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold
2019 World Championship Gold
2020 Olympic Games Gold




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