01 MAR 2012 General News

Combined Events Entries – Istanbul 2012

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The list of athletes who will participate in the Combined Events at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul is now finalised.


The men’s Heptathlon will include:


Ashton Eaton (USA) - (Invitation Criteria: Outdoor list)

Mikk Pahapill (EST) - (Outdoor list)

Yordanis Garcia (CUB) - (Outdoor list)

Oleksiy Kasyanov (UKR) - (Indoor list)

Andrei Krauchanka (BLR) - (Indoor list)

Artem Lukyanenko (RUS) - (Indoor list)

Ilya Shkurenev (RUS) - (IAAF Wild Card)

Adam Sebastien Helcelet (CZE) - (IAAF Wild Card)


The women’s Pentathlon will include:


Tatyana Chernova (RUS) - (Outdoor list)

Jessica Ennis (GBR) - (Outdoor list)

Karolina Tyminska (POL) - (Outdoor list)

Ekaterina Bolshova (RUS) - (Indoor list)

Natallia Dobrynska (UKR) - (Indoor list)

Hanna Melnychenko (UKR) - (Indoor list)

Yana Maksimava (BLR) - (IAAF Wild Card)

Austra Skujyte (LTU) - (IAAF Wild Card)



Selection Criteria


For the Combined Events, Eight (8) athletes will be invited by the IAAF in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows:


- the three best athletes from the previous year’s Outdoor Lists (as at 31st December), limited to a maximum of one per country and

- the three best athletes from the Indoor Lists during the year of the Competition

- two athletes which may be invited at the discretion of the IAAF


In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member will be invited. Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitations shall be extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists respecting the above conditions.


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