IAAF HANDS OUT WILD CARDS FOR THE WORLD INDOORS
11 athletes have already booked their place at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 after securing ‘wild card’ entries thanks to victory in the IAAF World Indoor Tour.
The second season of the tour fittingly came to a close in Birmingham at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix where the 11 individual discipline winners were confirmed and could begin to prepare for their return to the same venue almost exactly one year later.
Five men and six women have guaranteed their place at Birmingham 2018, meaning that for the first time there could be three athletes from one country in certain disciplines, rather than the usual two.
The non-scoring disciplines in this year’s World Indoor Tour will become the 11 scoring disciplines for next year’s World Indoor Tour, creating a total of 22 wild card entries for the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
The individual event winners of this year’s IAAF World Indoor Tour, who have gained a ‘wild card’ to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, are: