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HPTC athletes make an impact in Moscow and Melbourne

At the heart of the IAAF’s Development programme stands the global network of seven High Performance Training Centres (HPTCs).

Managed and supervised under IAAF control, the HPTCs - Eldoret (KEN), Asia (MAS), Dakar (SEN), Kingston (JAM), Mauritius (MRI), Oceania (NZL), South America (BRA) - provide centres of excellence for the training and development of international class athletes and coaches.

Currently there are some 38 athletes training at the centres, under varying types of scholarships, and of these talents many were active in the last month at the two major track competitions, the 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships, Moscow, Russia, and the 18th Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia.

Here is how they performed:

World Indoor Championships - Moscow, Russia

HPTC
ATHLETE
EVENT
RESULT
DAKAR
Amandine 
ALLOU AFFOUÉ (CIV)
60m 
Semi-final
S. AMERICA
Irving 
SALADINO (PAN)
LJ
Silver medal 
PB: 8.29 
Also AR
S. AMERICA
Louis 
TRISTÁN (PER)
LJ
PB 7.35m 
Also a NR 


Commonwealth Games - Melbourne, Australia

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HPTC
ATHLETE
EVENT
RESULT
DAKAR
Antonio 
VIEILLESSE (MRI) 
400m H
Semi-final
DAKAR
Ester 
AGATHISE (NGR)
LJ
7th 
ELDORET
Ezekiel 
KEMBOI (KEN)
3000mSC
Gold medal
ELDORET
Chauncy 
MASTER (MAW)
1500m
PB: 3:56.76
ELDORET
Lucia 
CHANDAMALE (MAW)
5000m
10th 
KINGSTON
Jermain 
GONZALES (JAM)
400m
Bronze 400m 
(PB 45.16s) 


Bronze 4x400m
KINGSTON
Roger 
POLYDORE (DMA)
400m
PB: 47.40
MAURITIUS
Guillaume 
THIERRY (MRI)
Dec
8th 

OCEANIA
Ana 
PO’UHILA (TGA)
SP
7th

OCEANIA
Setefano




MIKA(SAM)
1500m
3:53.61 PB
OCEANIA
Chris 
WALASI (SOL)
100m
10.78 PB