New York and Bermuda added to Continental Tour Gold for 2022


Two new areas added to this 12 months’s calendar alongside extra conventional occasions in Hengelo, Székesfehérvár and Ostrava

New York and Bermuda have been added to the Continental Tour Gold for 2022 as athletics takes a extra world strategy outdoors of the extra established European meets.

This 12 months’s calendar will see 12 totally different Gold occasions – beginning in Bermuda on Might 9 and ending in Zagreb on September 11 – in addition to greater than 140 Silver, Bronze and Challengers.

The concept is to offer a structural ladder within the sport the place athletes partake within the numerous stage of meets relying on their capability and standing inside the sport.

The BDA Nationwide Sports activities Centre, which has a capability of roughly 4000, will host the primary Gold meet of the 12 months whereas the 5000-seater Ichat Stadium – host of Diamond Leagues earlier than 2016 – will welcome athletes in New York on June 12.

Seven of the Gold occasions will happen in Europe, three might be in North America and the Caribbean and there may be one every in Africa and Asia.

In 2021, 6682 athletes from 147 nations competed within the Continental Tour, one which included two world data, 12 space data, 99 nationwide data and 1377 private bests throughout the 69 conferences.

The 2 world data have been set by Sifan Hassan within the 10,000m at FBK Video games in Hengelo (June 6) and by Francine Niyonsaba (September 14) over 2000m in Zagreb.

Double Olympic and world champion Hassan had eclipsed Olympic and double world champion Almaz Ayana’s 29:17.45 – set at Rio 2016 – within the Netherlands, earlier than present world 10,000m file holder Letesenbet Gidey bettered Hassan’s mark on the identical observe simply two days later with 29:01.03.

READ MORE: Gidey breaks world file

Olympic and world silver 800m silver medallist Niyonsaba bettered the earlier world file of 5:23.75, set indoors by Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba in 2017.

Full Continental Tour Gold Tour 2022

April 9 – USATF Bermuda Video games, Devonshire (BER)
April 16 – Golden Video games, Mt SAC (USA)
Might 7 – Kip Keino Traditional, Nairobi (KEN)
Might 8 – Seiko Golden Grand Prix, Tokyo (JPN)
Might 31 – Ostrava Golden Spike, Ostrava (CZE)
June 3 – Irena Szewinska Memorial, Bydgoszcz (POL)
June 6 – FBK Video games, Hengelo (NED)
June 12 – New York Grand Prix, New York (USA)
June 114 – Paavo Nurmi Video games, Turku (FIN)
August 8 – Gyulai Istvan Memorial, Szekesfehervar (HUN)
September 4 – Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, Silesia (POL)
September 11 – Memorial Borisa Hanzekovica, Zagreb (CRO)

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