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Athletics - 22. April 2010.

Hammer Challenge set to throw Dakar into a spin


 

PERMIT_HAMMER THROW_FULL COLOUR.jpgMonaco – The annual international meeting in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday 24 April marks not only the recommencement of the 2010 IAAF World Challenge series of track and field meetings which began in Melbourne, Australia, on 4 March, but also the start of the inaugural season of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge.

 

Among those starring in Dakar will be women’s World record holder and World champion, Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland.

The inaugural season of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge consists of 11 meetings giving 7 scoring opportunities for both men and women. The number of participants in each meeting will be at least 8 with a maximum of 12 athletes.

In order to be ranked in the final Overall Standings, an athlete must have participated in at least three events. An athlete can participate in as many meets as they like, but only the best three results will score for the ranking.

The overall men’s and women’s winners of the IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge will be the athletes with the highest score by adding together their three best performances in the Challenge.

Any athlete achieving a new (and ratified) World record will be awarded a bonus of 1metre to be added to the total results. In the case of an equalled World record, the bonus will be 0.50m.

In the case of a tie in the ranking, it will be resolved in favour of the athlete who has achieved the best performance during any of the meetings of the challenge.

 

PRIZE MONEY

For each meeting, the organisers will provide the following prize money (US$7500 for each event, Men and Women):  1st place: $2000 - 2nd place: $1500 - 3rd place: $1000 - 4th place: $800 - 5th place: $700 - 6th place: $600 - 7th place: $500 - 8th place: $400

After the last meeting, the IAAF will publish the final Overall Standings and provide a total of US$202,000 ($101,000 for Men and Women) in prize money as follows: 1st place: $30,000 - 2nd place: $20,000 - 3rd place: $14,000 - 4th place: $9000 - 5th place: $7000 - 6th place: $6000 - 7th place: $4500 - 8th place: $4000 - 9th place: $3000 - 10th place: $2000 - 11th place: $1000 - 12th place: $500

Any athlete who renders himself ineligible due to infringement of IAAF Regulations will not receive any award. In this case, the money will be paid to the next ranked athlete.

 

CALENDAR

 

Click here for the full schedule of the 2010 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge –

 

http://www.iaaf.org/ht10/index.html

 

Please note - Some meetings will hold their Hammer Throw(s) on the day before the main competition programme and some will use different stadiums for this/these event(s). 

 

Le Challenge du marteau – Lancement à Dakar

 

Monaco – Le meeting international de Dakar au Sénégal qui aura lieu samedi 24 avril marque non seulement la reprise des meetings du circuit du Challenge Mondial de l’athlétisme 2010 qui a débuté le 4 mars à Melbourne en Australie, mais également le début de la saison inaugurale du Challenge du Lancer du Marteau de l’IAAF.

 

Parmi les athlètes présents à Dakar, il faut citer la championne du monde et détentrice du record du monde la Polonaise, Anita Wlodarczyk.

 

La saison inaugurale du Challenge 2010 du Lancer du Marteau regroupera 11 meetings qui offriront aux lanceurs, hommes et femmes, sept occasions d’accumuler des points. Le nombre de participants dans chacun des meetings sera d’au moins 8 athlètes avec un maximum de 12.

 

Pour figurer au Classement Général, l’athlète devra avoir participé à trois compétitions au moins. Un athlète pourra participer à autant de meetings qu’il le souhaite, mais seuls ses trois meilleurs résultats seront pris en compte pour le calcul de son classement.

 

Les vainqueurs (homme et femme) du Challenge du Lancer de Marteau seront les athlètes avec le score le plus élevé basé leurs trois meilleures performances en Challenge.

Tout athlète réalisant un nouveau record du monde (après ratification) se verra gratifier d’un bonus de 1 mètre. En cas d’égalisation du record du monde, le bonus sera de 0,50 m.

 

En cas d’égalité au classement, les athlètes seront départagés en faveur de l’athlète qui a réussi la meilleure performance durant l’un des meetings du challenge

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