Shaunae Miller-Uibo won three gold medals as Team Americas won the IAAF Continental Cup #Ostrava2018. Team Americas won 18 of the 37 events on their way to lifting the trophy.
The Americas team won with 262 points. Defending champions Europe finished second with 233 points with Asia-Pacific taking third place (188) ahead of Africa (142).
Miller-Uibo ran 22.16 seconds to win the women’s 200m, an event she ended 2018 unbeaten. Later she helped the mixed 4x400m to victory while on Saturday’s opening day, ran the second leg of the women’s 4x100m successful team.
Dafne Schippers, representing Europe, finished second in 22.28 and African entrance Marie-Josée TA LOU, third in 22.61.
“This last race of the season was a tough one,” Miller-Uibo said.
“We were exhausted at the finish line and long after. I must say I felt the pressure competing for the team, but the joy this victory brings is significant.”
Sherika Jackson was the fourth-place finisher with 22.62.
Janieve Russell won the highly competitive women’s one-lap obstacle. Russell’s time of 53.62 got the better of her Americas’ teammate Shamier Little, who was second in 53.86.
“It’s my first Continental Cup, and I’m delighted to win here, and that we were the winning team,” said Russell.
“This win gives me more confidence for next season when I aim to stay injury-free.”
Ronald Levy ran a season-best 13.12s and took the runners-up spot in the men’s 110m hurdles, won by Sergey Shubenkov (Europe), 13.03s.
Natoya Goule, 1:57.36s, was third in the women’s 800m, which was taken by Caster Semenya (Africa), 1:54.77s. Goule’s Americas teammate Ajee Wilson, 1:57.16s, was the second placed finisher.
Danniel Thomas-Dodd’s 16.96m gave her sixth in the women’s shot put. Lijiao Gong, representing Asia-Pacific, won the event with 19.43s.
Aisha Praught did not finish the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, which was won by Beatrice Chepkoech (Africa) in a championship record 9:07.92secs.
Noah Lyles topped the men’s 100m, winning the title in 10.01s, ahead of Bingtian Su, representing Asia-Pacific, 10.03.
Yohan Blake finished eighth in 11.99