Athletes from the Americas win Continental Cup

Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates winning the men's 100 meters for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates winning the men's 100 meters for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Noah Lyles of the U.S. celebrates winning the men's 100 meters for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Paul Chelimo of the U.S., left, celebrates with second place Mohammed Ahmed of Canada, both competing for the Americas, in the men's 3,000 meters at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Yohan Blake of Jamaica grimaces after sustaining an injury when competes in the men's 100 meters for Africa at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Sam Kendricks of the U.S. competes to win in the men's pole vault for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the mixed 4x400 meters relay for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the mixed 4x400 meters relay for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Raven Saunders of the U.S. competes to take a second place in the women's shot put for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Lyu Huihui of China competes to win the women's javelin throw for Asia-Pacific at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia competes to win the women's triple jump for the Americas at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — The athletes from the Americas won the Continental Cup on Sunday, dethroning defending champion Europe.

Leading overnight, Team Americas finished on 262 points after winning 18 of the 37 events in the two-day competition, beating Team Europe (233) by 29 points. Team Asia-Pacific was third on 188 and Team Africa last on 142.

The Continental Cup, previously known as the World Cup, gathers four continental teams with two athletes from each team in each event, except the relays.

After winning the triple jump on Saturday, Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia added another victory for the Americas with 6.93 meters in the women's long jump.

Olympic and world champion Christian Taylor of the United States leapt 17.59 to dominate the men's triple jump and American sprinter Noah Lyles was fastest in the men's 100 meters in 10.01.

Paul Chelimo of the United States clocked 7:57.13 to win the men's 3,000 and his fellow countryman Sam Kendricks cleared 5.85 to take the men's pole vault.

Olympic 400-meter champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas won the women's 200 in 22.16, while Janieve Russell of Jamaica claimed the women's 400 hurdles in 53.62.

In the final unusual event, Team Americas won the 4x400 mixed relay with Taylor and Miller-Uibo part of the winning team.

The Continental Cup takes place every four years.

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