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Christabel Nettey leaps to new Canadian long jump record

02/19/2015 06:56 EST | Updated 04/21/2015 05:59 EDT
Christabel Nettey shattered her own Canadian indoor long jump record at the Galan meet in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday. 

The Brampton, Ont. native set the previous record of 6.62 metres just over a year ago, but improved her mark to 6.99 metres to far surpass last year's achievement. 

Nettey finished well ahead of her competition to come in first in the event.

The 23-year-old's record-setting jump also eclipsed Tabia Charles' Canadian outdoor record mark of 6.82 metres set Jun. 7, 2008. 

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