Selection of Athletes in the 2018 Asia Pacific team to compete at the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup is managed by the Oceania Athletics Association (OAA).

The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the following guidelines:

    • The Qualification Period (i.e. the period from which athlete’s results will be considered for selection) is the 1st January 2018 to the 1 August 2018

Individual Events:

  • Two athletes can be entered in each event, but there can only be one athlete per Member Federation entered in each event (i.e. the two athletes cannot be from the same Federation)
  • Any athlete who was the IAAF 2017 World Champion or 2018 World Indoor Champion is an automatic qualifier, subject to fitness and availability
  • Additional athletes will be selected in order of Rankings based on their best performance during the Qualification Period from the IAAF Top Lists at: Note: Rankings for Asia and Oceania Regions can be obtained by using drop down search boxes on the IAAF Top Lists site to search IAAF Rankings by Area.
  • The rankings will be overseen by OAA Statistician, Bob Snow and Asian Statistician, Heinrich Hubbeling in conjunction with the OAA Office
  • Athletes will be selected in order of Rankings based on their best performance during the Qualification Period not the “new” IAAF Rankings system being introduced for the 2019 Doha World Championships and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, which are based on averages of best 3-5 results over a 12-18-month period depending on the event. For further information refer to:
  • No athlete shall be allowed to double in the 1500m and 3000m.
  • The Asia Pacific team may also enter up to a maximum of three overall reserve athletes


  • One team (of maximum six athletes) for each Relay.
  • Note: The 4 x 100 metre Relays will be selected according to Member Federation rankings as at the 1st August 2018.  The Mixed 4 x 400 metre Relay will be selected from existing Team Members.

The Final Asia Pacific Team is expected to be named by Friday 10th August 2018.

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For further information please contact:
Yvonne Mullins, Executive Director, OAA
OAA Office Telephone:  +61 7 56094441
Mobile Telephone:  +61 418885496
139 Varsity Parade
Varsity Lakes, Queensland 4227
Skype:  Yvonne.Mullins1

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