Pan American Combined Events Cup ( ) is a Spanish: Copa Panamericana de Pruebas Combinadas track and field competition in men's decathlon and women's heptathlon. Organized by the Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA), newly constituted in 2011, it is an annual contest for combined events athletes representing countries in the region. It is typically held in late May or June.
The competition was launched in 2005 as part of the
IAAF Combined Events Challenge as NACAC Combined Events Championships, and was initially organized by the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC), with the first edition taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event was repeated in San Juan the following year and had its third outing in 2007 in [1 ] Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. [2 ] The size of the competition was expanded in 2008 as it was renamed the [3 ] Pan American Combined Events Championships with the organization of the event being transferred to the Pan American Athletics Commission, a subdivision of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). It became open to combined events specialists representing any of the countries in the Americas. A record of 40 athletes from 15 countries took part in that edition. [4 ]
The championships underwent another name change the following year, being held in
Havana, Cuba as the Americas Combined Events Cup. Headed by the Cuban Federation President, former Olympic champion Alberto Juantorena, it was incorporated in to that year's Barrientos Memorial, Cuba's national track and field championships. No edition was held in 2010 and the event returned under its inaugural moniker for the 2011 season. [5 ] In the year 2012, the Championships were renamed to its present name. The inaugural [6 ] Pan American Combined Events Cup took place in Ottawa, Canada. [7 ]
Yordanis García holds the championship record for the decathlon with his score of 8496 points. The heptathlon best is points by American Sharon Day. Four athletes have won at the event on two occasions: Maurice Smith of Jamaica, Ryan Harlan of the United States, as well as Yordanis García and Yorgelis Rodríguez of Cuba.
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Nigeria's ^1 Naomi Osazuwa, a US-based athlete, received a special invitation from the NACAC President Neville McCook allowing her to compete as a guest athlete and she finished third in the heptathlon with a score of 5506 points. [14 ]
Nigeria's ^2 Uhunoma Osazuwa received a special invitation allowing her to compete as a guest athlete and she finished first in the heptathlon with a score of 6049 points. [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ NACAC Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
^ Johnson and Harlan win NACAC combined event titles. IAAF (2006-08-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2007-05-27). Harlan, Quintana take NACAC Combined Events titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2008-06-01). Helwick and Nelson take Pan American Combined Events Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-05-31). García tallies 8496 in Havana. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
^ Foster, Anthony (2011-05-29). Smith and Pearson take NACAC Combined Events titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
^ a b Javier Clavelo Robinson (28 May 2012). "Cubans Mendieta and Rodriguez take Pan-American Combined Events Cup". IAAF . Retrieved 28 May 2012.
^ "100 Metres Hurdles Results". IAAF. 26 May 2012 . Retrieved 2 June 2012.
^ "Shot Put Results". IAAF. 26 May 2012 . Retrieved 2 June 2012.
^ "200 Metres Results". IAAF. 26 May 2012 . Retrieved 2 June 2012.
^ "200 Metres Results". IAAF. 27 May 2012 . Retrieved 2 June 2012.
^ a b Clavelo Robinson, Javier (June 3, 2013), , Cuba’s Rodriguez and Garcia win at the Pan American Combined Events Cup IAAF , retrieved July 3, 2013
^ a b , Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club, Suite 404, 136-2446 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1V 1A8, CANADA, June 2, 2013 2013 – Panamerican Combined Events Cup , retrieved July 3, 2013
^ Two-day NACAC meet begins today. (2011-05-27). Retrieved on 2011-06-26. Jamaica Observer
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