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03/09/2018

Continental cup offers a real competition of champions

Only a few days left for the Continental Cup in Ostrava. Spectators at the Vítkovice stadium and TV screens are really looking forward to seeing. All four teams will arrive in incredibly strong sets, including world record holders, Olympic champions and world champions.

In Ostrava we will be able to see 4 world record holders.

Europe – Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland (hammer throw), Renaud Lavillenie from France (pole vault)
Africa – Beatrice Chepkoech from Kenya (3000 m steeplechase)
Americas – Kendra Harrison from United States of America (100 m hurdles)

Spectators at Vitkovice can see 14 olympic winnes in individual disciplines

Americas – 6
Europe – 6
Africa – 2
Asia/Pacific - 2

We can look forward to 37 olympic medailists.

Americas – 14
Europe – 10
Africa – 7
Asia/Pacific – 6

On Continental Cup will compete 27 world champions.

Europe – 11
Americas – 8
Africa – 5
Asia/Pacific – 3

64, that is a number of world championships medailists in Ostrava.

Europe – 23
Americas – 19
Africa 11
Asia/Pacific 11

All four teams represents 16 world champions v from London 2017.

Europe – 8
Africa – 4
Americas – 2
Asia/Pacific – 2

On coming weekend we will see 19 Diamond League winners from this year.

Americas – 7
Africa – 5
Europe – 4
Asia/Pacific – 3

In Ostrava will compete 18 world leaders.

Europe – 7
Africa – 5
Americas 4
Asia/Pacific – 2

8 athletes will defend their victory from the previous Continental Cup in Marakesh 2014.

Europe

Dafne Schippers from Nedherlands (200 metres)
Maria Lasickene – neutral athlete from Russia (high jump)
Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland (hammer throw)
Christina Schwanitz from Germany (shot put)
Sergej Shubenkov – neutral athlete from Russia (100 metres hurdles)
Renaud Lavillenie from France (pole vault)

Americas

Alonso Edward from Panama (200 metres)
Caterine Ibargüen from Colombia (triple jump)