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3rd IAAF Continental Cup
Dates8–9 September 2018
Host cityCzech Republic Ostrava, Czech Republic
VenueMěstský stadion
Events37
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The 2018 IAAF Continental Cup is an international track and field sporting event that was held in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 8–9 September 2018.

It is the third edition of the IAAF Continental Cup since the name and format was changed from the IAAF World Cup.

Format

The four teams competing in the event were Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. The two-day competition comprised a programme of 20 track and field events for men and women, giving a total of 40 events. Each team shall enter two athletes in each event, except for relays where one team competed, with a maximum of one athlete from each country per event.[1]

Teams were selected as follows:

Many events were conducted in elimination fashion. Field events were given three attempts to qualify to a semi-final round, where the best representative from each continental team was given one more attempt. The top two then had one more attempt for the championship, head to head. The 3000 metre and steeplechase running events were conducted in a "devil take the hindmost" fashion, where the last place runner in the last three laps of the race, was eliminated. Additionally, the ceremonial team captains were allowed to apply a "joker" to one male and female event through the competition. If the team won the individual points from the event, that team's score would be doubled.

Team captains:

Scoring was based on team points earned in an 8-6-4-2 fashion based on the places of individual points. The individual points were distributed 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 based on the places of finishing athletes. After those points were tallied, then team points were calculated. Ties divide points based on the total of both places. Example: If team A fished 1st and 5th they would get 8 + 4 = 12 points. Team B finished 2nd and 3rd would get 7 + 6 = 13 and would win that event. So Team B would get 8 team points, Team A, 6 points. If Team B were to have played their Joker, they would get 16 points. Had Team A's athlete finished in 4th, it would be a tie with 13 individual points each and the team points would be (8 + 6 / 2) 7 each, and with the Joker, Team B would get 14.

Athletes were encouraged to be fan friendly. As a result many played to the crowd.

Schedule

Time Event
September 8
14:30 W Hammer Throw Final
14:35 M High Jump Final
14:40 W 100 Metres Hurdles Final
14:52 M 200 Metres Final
15:00 W Triple Jump Final
15:15 W 100 Metres Final
15:25 W 1500 Metres Final
15:47 W 400 Metres Final
15:52 M Discus Throw Final
15:57 W Pole Vault Final
15:59 M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Final
16:14 M 400 Metres Hurdles Final
16:22 M Long Jump Final
16:35 W 3000 Metres Final
16:52 M Shot Put Final
17:10 W Discus Throw Final
17:12 M 800 Metres Final
17:34 W 4x100 Metres Relay Final
17:56 M 4x100 Metres Relay Final
September 9
14:38 M Hammer Throw Final
14:43 W High Jump Final
15:00 M Triple Jump Final
15:03 M 110 Metres Hurdles Final
15:24 W 800 Metres Final
15:32 M Pole Vault Final
15:48 W 200 Metres Final
15:57 M 400 Metres Final
16:05 M Javelin Throw Final
16:10 W 3000 Metres Steeplechase Final
16:25 W Long Jump Final
16:30 W 400 Metres Hurdles Final
16:48 M 1500 Metres Final
16:57 W Shot Put Final
17:13 W Javelin Throw Final
17:15 M 3000 Metres Final
17:39 M 100 Metres Final
17:59 4x400 Metres Relay Final

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Standings

Rank Team Points
1st place, gold medalist(s) Americas 262
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Europe 233
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Asia-Pacific 188
4 Africa 142 [4]

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Noah Lyles (USA)
Americas
10.01  Su Bingtian (CHN)
Asia-Pacific
10.03  Akani Simbine (RSA)
Africa
10.11
200 metres
details
 Alonso Edward (PAN)
Americas
20.19  Ramil Guliyev (TUR)
Europe
20.28  Álex Quiñónez (ECU)
Americas
20.36
400 metres
details
 Abdalelah Haroun (QAT)
Asia-Pacific
44.72  Baboloki Thebe (BOT)
Africa
45.10  Nathan Strother (USA)
Americas
45.28
800 metres
details
 Emmanuel Korir (KEN)
Africa
1:46.50  Clayton Murphy (USA)
Americas
1:46.77  Nijel Amos (BOT)
Africa
1:46.77
1500 metres
details
 Elijah Manangoi (KEN)
Africa
3:40.00  Marcin Lewandowski (POL)
Europe
3:40.42  Jakob Ingebrigtsen (NOR)
Europe
3:40.80
3000 metres
details
 Paul Chelimo (USA)
Americas
7:57.13  Mohammed Ahmed (CAN)
Americas
7:57.99  Henrik Ingebrigtsen (NOR)
Europe
7:58.85
110 m hurdles
details
 Sergey Shubenkov (ANA)
Europe
13.03  Ronald Levy (JAM)
Americas
13.12
SB
 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA)
Europe
13.31
400 m hurdles
details
 Abderrahman Samba (QAT)
Asia-Pacific
47.37
=CR
 Annsert Whyte (JAM)
Americas
48.46
SB
 Karsten Warholm (NOR)
Europe
48.56
3000 metres steeplechase
details
 Conseslus Kipruto (KEN)
Africa
8:22.55  Matthew Hughes (CAN)
Americas
8:29.70  Yohanes Chiappinelli (ITA)
Europe
8:32.89
4 × 100 m relay
details
Americas
 Mike Rodgers (USA)
 Noah Lyles (USA)
 Yohan Blake (JAM)
 Tyquendo Tracey (JAM)
38.05 Europe
 Emre Zafer Barnes (TUR)
 Jak Ali Harvey (TUR)
 Yiğitcan Hekimoğlu (TUR)
 Ramil Guliyev (TUR)
38.96 Asia-Pacific
 Trae Williams (AUS)
 Joseph Millar (NZL)
 Jin Su Jung (AUS)
 Jake Doran (AUS)
39.55
High jump
details
 Donald Thomas (BAH)
Americas
2.30  Brandon Starc (AUS)
Asia-Pacific
2.30  Maksim Nedasekau (BLR)
Europe
2.27
Pole vault
details
 Sam Kendricks (USA)
Americas
5.85  Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)
Europe
5.80  Shawnacy Barber (CAN)
Americas
5.65
Long jump
details
 Ruswahl Samaai (RSA)
Africa
8.16  Miltiadis Tentoglou (GRE)
Europe
8.00  Jeff Henderson (USA)
Americas
7.98
Triple jump
details
 Christian Taylor (USA)
Americas
17.59  Hugues Fabrice Zango (BUR)
Africa
17.02
NR
 Arpinder Singh (IND)
Asia-Pacific
16.59
Shot put
details
 Darlan Romani (BRA)
Americas
21.89  Tomas Walsh (NZL)
Asia-Pacific
21.43  Michał Haratyk (POL)
Europe
21.36
Discus throw
details
 Fedrick Dacres (JAM)
Americas
67.97  Matthew Denny (AUS)
Asia-Pacific
63.99  Andrius Gudžius (LTU)
Europe
66.95
Hammer throw
details
 Dilshod Nazarov (TJK)
Asia-Pacific
77.34  Mostafa Al-Gamel (EGY)
Africa
74.22  Bence Halász (HUN)
Europe
74.80
Javelin throw
details
 Thomas Röhler (GER)
Europe
87.07  Cheng Chao-tsun (TPE)
Asia-Pacific
83.28  Anderson Peters (GRN)
Americas
80.86

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
 Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV)
Africa
11.14  Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)
Europe
11.16  Jenna Prandini (USA)
Americas
11.21
200 metres
details
 Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
Americas
22.16  Dafne Schippers (NED)
Europe
22.28  Marie-Josée Ta Lou (CIV)
Africa
22.61
400 metres
details
 Salwa Eid Naser (BHR)
Asia-Pacific
49.32  Caster Semenya (RSA)
Africa
49.62
NR
 Stephenie Ann McPherson (JAM)
Americas
50.82
800 metres
details
 Caster Semenya (RSA)
Africa
1:54.77  Ajeé Wilson (USA)
Americas
1:57.16  Natoya Goule (JAM)
Americas
1:57.36
1500 metres
details
 Winny Chebet (KEN)
Africa
4:16.01  Shelby Houlihan (USA)
Americas
4:16.36  Rababe Arafi (MAR)
Africa
4:17.19
3000 metres
details
 Sifan Hassan (NED)
Europe
8:27.50
CR, NR
 Senbere Teferi (ETH)
Africa
8:32.49
PB
 Hellen Obiri (KEN)
Africa
8:36.20
SB
100 m hurdles
details
 Danielle Williams (JAM)
Americas
12.49  Kendra Harrison (USA)
Americas
12.52  Pamela Dutkiewicz (GER)
Europe
12.82
400 m hurdles
details
 Janieve Russell (JAM)
Americas
53.62  Shamier Little (USA)
Americas
53.86  Hanna Ryzhykova (UKR)
Europe
54.47
SB
3000 m steeplechase
details
 Beatrice Chepkoech (KEN)
Africa
9:07.92
CR
 Courtney Frerichs (USA)
Americas
9:15.22  Winfred Mutile Yavi (BHR)
Asia-Pacific
9:17.86
4 × 100 m relay
details
Americas
 Ángela Tenorio (ECU)
 Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
 Jenna Prandini (USA)
 Vitória Cristina Rosa (BRA)
42.11 Europe
 Kristal Awuah (GBR)
 Imani-Lara Lansiquot (GBR)
 Bianca Williams (GBR)
 Dina Asher-Smith (GBR)
42.55 Asia-Pacific
 Kong Lingwei (CHN)
 Wei Yongli (CHN)
 Ge Manqi (CHN)
 Yuan Qiqi (CHN)
42.93
High jump
details
 Mariya Lasitskene (ANA)
Europe
2.00  Svetlana Radzivil (UZB)
Asia-Pacific
1.95  Levern Spencer (LCA)
Americas
1.93
Pole vault
details
 Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA)
Europe
4.85
CR
 Katerina Stefanidi (GRE)
Europe
4.85
CR
 Sandi Morris (USA)
Americas
4.85
CR
Long jump
details
 Caterine Ibargüen (COL)
Americas
6.93
NR
 Brooke Stratton (AUS)
Asia-Pacific
6.71  Malaika Mihambo (GER)
Europe
6.86
Triple jump
details
 Caterine Ibargüen (COL)
Americas
14.76  Olga Rypakova (KAZ)
Asia-Pacific
14.26
SB
 Paraskevi Papachristou (GRE)
Europe
14.22
Shot put
details
 Gong Lijiao (CHN)
Asia-Pacific
19.63  Raven Saunders (USA)
Americas
19.74
SB
 Christina Schwanitz (GER)
Europe
19.73
Discus throw
details
 Yaime Pérez (CUB)
Americas
65.30  Sandra Perković (CRO)
Europe
68.44  Chen Yang (CHN)
Asia-Pacific
63.34
Hammer throw
details
 DeAnna Price (USA)
Americas
75.46
CR
 Anita Włodarczyk (POL)
Europe
73.45  Luo Na (CHN)
Asia-Pacific
67.39
Javelin throw
details
 Lü Huihui (CHN)
Asia-Pacific
63.88  Christin Hussong (GER)
Europe
62.96  Kara Winger (USA)
Americas
60.38

Mixed

Event Gold Silver Bronze
4 × 400 m relay
details
Americas
 Christian Taylor (USA)
 Luguelín Santos (DOM)
 Stephenie Ann McPherson (JAM)
 Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)
3:13.01 Africa
 Christine Botlogetswe (BOT)
 Chidi Okezie (NGR)
 Caster Semenya (RSA)
 Baboloki Thebe (BOT)
3:16.19 Asia-Pacific
 Steven Solomon (AUS)
 Murray Goodwin (AUS)
 Anneliese Rubie (AUS)
 Ella Connolly (AUS)
3:18.55

Participating nations

References

  1. ^ "Entries, Team Selection, Scoring, Lane Draw and Competing Order" IAAF. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  2. ^ https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitioninfo/21c00e25-3f20-4512-bf26-58247c71ad7b.pdf
  3. ^ IAAF CONTINENTAL CUP OSTRAVA 2018 CZECH REPUBLIC OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC 08 SEP 2018 - 09 SEP 2018 SCHEDULE By DAY IAAF
  4. ^ https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitiondocuments/pdf/6020/AT-4X4-X-f----.RS6.pdf?v=355069295
  5. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-continental-cup/news/continental-cup-ostrava-2018-african-team
  6. ^ "Americas team named for IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 | NEWS | World Athletics".
  7. ^ "Asia-Pacific team announced for IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 | NEWS | World Athletics".
  8. ^ "Europe names team for IAAF Continental Cup Ostrava 2018 | NEWS | World Athletics".