She’s won two Commonwealth Games gold, competed in two Olympic Games, and has even represented Canada twice at the Pan American Games, but when Sultana Frizell enters the hammer circle in Marrakech, Morroco on Sunday at the IAAF Continental Cup, she will do so for the first time.
Like the other major championships, the Continental Cup, formerly known as the IAAF World Cup, takes place every four years, but instead of donning the red and white of Canada, Frizell will be representing the Americas this weekend. Currently sitting fourth on the 2014 IAAF Top List with her Canadian record throw of 75.73m, the Perth native enters the competition ranked third behind world record holder, Anita Wlodarcyzk of Poland and Zheng Wang of China.
The Americas team, which features two athletes in each event, is led by a 32 athlete contingent from the United States followed by 11 Jamaicans. Canada is represented by nine athletes, its highest total ever for the event.
The competition gets started this afternoon at 1:20pm Eastern.