IAAF Continental Cup 2018: 6 Indians Represent Asia Pacific

Success of Asian Games has helped India earn biggest ever presence in Continental Cup where they represent team of Asia Pacific. IAAF Continental Cup, renamed in 2010 from the IAAF World Cup, was reduced to four Continents (Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe and the Americas). While Tintu Luka represented in 2010 and 2014 in Women’s 800 metres, Renjith Maheswary represented in 2014 in Triple Jump. In 2018, 6 Indians are representing in 7 Field and Track events of Continental Cup 2018 being held on Sept 8 and 9 at Ostrava, Czech Republic. Asia in IAAF World Cup and Asia Pacific in Continental Cup has mostly finished at bottom. After Day 1 now, its leading Africa.

Indians Representing Asia Pacific in 2018 Continental Cup

    P Unnikrishnan Chitra Women’s 1500m
    Jinson Johnson – 800m & 1500m
    Arpinder Singh – Triple Jump
    Muhammad Anas – 400m
    Neeraj Chopra – Javelin Throw
    Sudha Singh – 3000M Steeplechase

Indian Schedule on Sept 9

    6.30 p.m. Arpinder Singh – Triple Jump
    7.27 p.m. Muhammad Anas – 400m
    7.35 p.m. Neeraj Chopra – Javelin Throw
    7.40 p.m. Sudha Singh – 3000M Steeplechase
    8.18 p.m. Jinson Johnson – 1500m

Indian Performance on Sept 8

    P U Chitra finished 4th behind two Africans and one from USA. She bagged 5 points with a timing of 4:18:45.
    Jinson Johnson finished 7th with timing of 1:48:44 finishing ahead of Wesley from Puerto Rico.

Indian Past Performances at Continental Cup

    2014 Renjith Maheswary Triple Jump – Finished 8th with 15.91
    2014 Tintu Luka Women’s 800 metres – 8th 2:03.13
    2010 Tintu Luka Women’s 800 metres – Finished 5th with National Record 1:59.17

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