IAAF Continental Cup

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The IAAF Continental Cup (formerly known as the IAAF World Cup, but also known as Athletics World Cup) is an international athletics competition which comprises track and field events. It is the only world cup contested by teams representing entire continents, rather than just those of individual nations. The event takes place every four years.

The founder of the World Cup was the Italian IAAF former President Primo Nebiolo.[1]

History[edit]

The previous format (known as the IAAF World Cup) included separate men's and women's competitions. Eight teams would take part in each event - five continental and three national. If the stadium had a ninth lane, the host nation could also enter a team. The winning men's and women's teams (and runners-up) from the preceding European Team Championships qualified as national teams for the World Cup, together with the United States. The continental teams comprised Africa, Asia, Oceania, the rest of America (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association and Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo), and the rest of Europe.

Beginning with the 2010 event in Split, Croatia, the format was changed and the competition renamed the IAAF Continental Cup. The number of regional teams was reduced to four: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe and the Americas, each represented by two athletes or one relay team in every event. National teams were eliminated from the competition. In addition, the separate men's and women's competitions were merged; the continental teams now compete for a single mixed championship.[2]

Results[edit]

IAAF World Cup[edit]

Year Venue Cup winners Second place Third place
1977 Düsseldorf Men East Germany East Germany United States West Germany
Women Europe Europe East Germany Soviet Union
1979 Montreal Men United States United States Europe East Germany
Women East Germany East Germany Soviet Union Europe
1981 Rome Men Europe Europe East Germany United States
Women East Germany East Germany Europe Soviet Union
1985 Canberra Men United States United States Soviet Union East Germany
Women East Germany East Germany Soviet Union Europe
1989 Barcelona Men United States United States Europe Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Women East Germany East Germany Soviet Union America
1992 Havana Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Great Britain and Northern Ireland Europe
Women Commonwealth of Independent States Unified Team Europe America
1994 London Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Great Britain and Northern Ireland America
Women Europe Europe America Germany
1998 Johannesburg Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Europe Germany
Women United States United States Europe Africa
2002 Madrid Men Africa (orthographic projection).svg Africa Europe United States
Women Russia Russia Europe America
2006 Athens[3] Men Europe Europe United States Africa
Women Russia Russia Europe America

IAAF Continental Cup[edit]

Year Venue Cup winners Second place Third place Fourth place
2010 Split Americas[4] Europe Europe Africa Asia/Pacific
2014 Marrakech Europe Europe Americas Africa Asia/Pacific

IAAF Continental Cup Championships records[edit]

Men's records[edit]

Event Record Name Nationality Date Games Ref
100 m 9.87 (-0.2 m/s) Obadele Thompson  Barbados 11 September 1998 South Africa 1998 Johannesburg
200 m 19.87 (+0.1 m/s) Wallace Spearmon  United States 17 September 2006 Greece 2006 Athens
400 m 44.22 Jeremy Wariner  United States 4 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [5]
800 m 1:43.37 David Rudisha  Kenya 5 September 2010 [6]
1500 m 3:31.20 Bernard Lagat  United States 20 September 2002 Spain 2002 Madrid
3000 m 7:32.19 Craig Mottram  Australia 17 September 2006 Greece 2006 Athens
5000 m 13:13.82 Miruts Yifter  Ethiopia 3 July 1977 West Germany 1977 Düsseldorf
10000 m 27:38.43 * Werner Schildhauer  East Germany 4 September 1981 Italy 1981 Rome
3000 m steeplechase 8:09.67 Richard Mateelong  Kenya 5 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [7]
110 m hurdles 12.96 (+0.4 m/s) Allen Johnson  United States 17 September 2006 Greece 2006 Athens
400 m hurdles 47.37 Edwin Moses  United States 4 September 1981 Italy 1981 Rome
High jump 2.40 m Javier Sotomayor  Cuba 11 September 1994 United Kingdom 1994 London
Pole vault 5.95 m Steven Hooker  Australia 5 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [8]
Long jump 8.52 m (0.0 m/s) Larry Myricks  United States 26 September 1979 Canada 1979 Montreal
Triple jump 17.61 m (+0.6 m/s) Yoelbi Quesada  Cuba 10 September 1994 United Kingdom 1994 London
Shot put 22.00 m Ulf Timmermann  East Germany 5 October 1985 Australia 1985 Canberra
Discus throw 71.25 m Róbert Fazekas  Hungary 21 September 2002 Spain 2002 Madrid
Hammer throw 82.68 m Tibor Gécsek  Hungary 12 September 1998 South Africa 1998 Johannesburg
Javelin throw 89.26 m Andreas Thorkildsen  Norway 5 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [9]
4x100 m relay 37.59 Kaaron Conwright
Wallace Spearmon
Tyson Gay
Jason Smoots
 United States 16 September 2006 Greece 2006 Athens
4x400 m relay 2:59.00  Brenes, NeryNery Brenes (CRC)
 Jackson, BershawnBershawn Jackson (USA)
 Nixon, GregGreg Nixon (USA)
 Chambers, RicardoRicardo Chambers (JAM)
Various (Americas) 5 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [10]

Women's records[edit]

Event Record Name Nationality Date Games Ref
100 m 10.65 (+1.1 m/s) Marion Jones  United States 12 September 1998 South Africa 1998 Johannesburg
200 m 21.62 (-0.6 m/s) Marion Jones  United States 11 September 1998
400 m 47.60 Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985 Australia 1985 Canberra
800 m 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot  Cuba 9 September 1989 Spain 1989 Barcelona
1500 m 4:00.84 Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 17 September 2006 Greece 2006 Athens
3000 m 8:33.78 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 16 September 2006
5000 m 14:39.11 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 17 September 2006
10000 m 30:52.51 * Elana Meyer  South Africa 10 September 1994 United Kingdom 1994 London
100 m hurdles 12.47 (+0.7 m/s) Dawn Harper Nelson  United States 14 September 2014 Morocco 2014 Marrakech [11]
400 m hurdles 52.96 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco 11 September 1998 South Africa 1998 Johannesburg
3000 m steeplechase 9:25.46 Yuliya Zarudneva  Russia 5 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [12]
High jump 2.05 m Blanka Vlašić  Croatia 5 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [13]
Pole vault 4.70 m Svetlana Feofanova  Russia 4 September 2010 [14]
Long jump 7.27 m (+0.7 m/s) Heike Drechsler  East Germany 6 October 1985 Australia 1985 Canberra
Triple jump 15.25 m (+1.7 m/s) Olga Rypakova  Kazakhstan 4 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [15]
Shot put 20.98 m Ilona Briesenick  East Germany 24 August 1979 Canada 1979 Montreal
Discus throw 71.54 m Ilke Wyludda  East Germany 10 September 1989 Spain 1989 Barcelona
Hammer throw 75.29 m Kamila Skolimowska  Poland 17 September 2006 Greece 2006 Athens
Javelin throw 68.14 m Maria Abakumova  Russia 4 September 2010 Croatia 2010 Split [16]
4x100 m relay 41.37 Silke Gladisch
Sabine Rieger
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
 East Germany 6 October 1985 Australia 1985 Canberra
4x400 m relay 3:19.50 Kirsten Emmelmann
Sabine Busch
Dagmar Neubauer
Marita Koch
 East Germany 4 October 1985

* = last IAAF Continental Cup competition in 1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Presidents of the IAAF". iaaf.org. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  2. ^ IAAF Council Meeting notes, Monaco - 21 November. IAAF (2008-11-21). Retrieved on 2009-09-11.
  3. ^ ""10th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 2006 Athens Olympic Stadium" photos". 
  4. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/news/iaaf-news/team-americas-2010-iaaf-continental-cup-marra
  5. ^ "400 Metres Results". IAAF. 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  6. ^ "800 Metres Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  7. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  8. ^ "Pole Vault Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  9. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  10. ^ "4x400 Metres Relay Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  11. ^ "100m Hurdles Results". IAAF. 14 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "3000 Metres Steeplechase Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  13. ^ "High Jump Results". IAAF. 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  14. ^ "Pole Vault Results". IAAF. 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  15. ^ "Triple Jump Results". IAAF. 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  16. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". IAAF. 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 

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