02 OCT 2006 General News

Brazil confirms its South American domination in Tunja

German Chiaraviglio of Argentina winner of the men's Pole Vault (Getty Images)German Chiaraviglio of Argentina winner of the men's Pole Vault (Getty Images) © Copyright

Once again as it has been happening for over more than 30 years, Brazil won another edition of the South American Championships, the 44th, that concluded this Sunday 1 October in the Colombian city of Tunja.

The capital of the department of Boyacá and its 2810m of altitude played an important role, but the wind and the cool weather were also a factor. Therefore, no South American records, and only a handful of Championships records were improved.

Chiaraviglio and Murer still flying high

One of those who bettered a Championship best was Brazilian Fabiana Murer in the women’s Pole Vault. The 25-year-old from São Paulo, 2nd at the 2006 IAAF World Cup, took the victory with a 4.47m jump. Chilean Carolina Torres was second with her season’s best of 4.25m, while Argentinean Alejandra García - the former holder of the championship record - was third with 4.00m.

Also in the Pole Vault, another successful South American at the international level, Argentina’s Germán Chiaraviglio, the 2006 IAAF World Junior Champion, was pushed hard by his compatriot Javier Benítez, but ended up with the victory with 5.40m, a height that equals the event record. Benítez recorded his 2006 best (5.35m), while Brazilian Fábio Gomes da Silva only reached 5.20m, after jumping 5.65m this season.

2.28m by Jessé de Lima

25-year-old Brazilian Jessé de Lima also set a Championship record in the High Jump by winning with 2.28m on Saturday. De Lima left Colombian Gilmar Mayo, the South American record holder (2.33m ’94) in second place. Mayo jumped 2.20m on the day he turned 37 years of age.

The first day of action (Friday 29 September) also saw 2 other Championship records broken. In the Hammer, the 2006 NCAA Champion (also Indoors with the Weight), Argentinean Jennifer Dahlgren won with 69.07m, performance that has tremendous value since Dahlgren has been competing at a high level since March. Since then she has improved the South American record in 6 occasions, to leave it at 72.01m (Greensboro 27 May). Colombian Eli Johana Moreno finished second with 64.94m and Brazilian Katiuscia de Jesus was third with 64.58m, setting her second national record in the past week.

Also on Friday, 19 year-old Brazilian Tânia Ferreira da Silva improved one of the oldest championship records, when she triple-jumped 13.92m (wind -2.4). Argentinean Andrea Ávila had the old CR with 13.91m since Lima 1993.
Colombian Caterine Ibargüen was second with 13.91m (-0.9), a new national record, while Brazilian Fabrícia da Silva was third with 13.39m.

Bertha Sánchez takes 3-out-of-3

The level of the competition in some events wasn’t great; still, it allowed us to see some outstanding feats. One of them was the triple-victory of Colombian Bertha Sánchez, who won the 5000m, 10 000m and 3000m Steeplechase. Her times were 17:16.39, 37:36.16 and 10:48.44 respectively.

Fatecha close to South American Junior record

18-year-old Víctor Fatecha from Paraguay took second place in the javelin with 76.79m, and fell 2cm short of the Area junior record set by Brazilian Júlio César de Oliveira in 2005. Fatecha was 4th at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Champion, and is one of the greatest talents of the region. In 2005 he finished in 3rd place at the IAAF World Youth Championships.

In Tunja, the javelin was taken by Colombian Noraldo Palacios, who set a new national record of 79.09m.

The South American Championships will be back next year, following the initiative of the South American Confederation of staging them every season. Brazil will be the host, and the projected date is 22 to 24 June.

Eduardo Biscayart for the IAAF

Results
Men
100m
1. Daniel Gruesso (COL) 10.50
2. Kael Becerra (CHI) 10.50
3. José Carlos Moreira (BRA) 10.51

200m
1. Basílio de Morães (BRA) 20.70
2. Daniel Grueso (COL) 20.99
3. Heber Viera (URU) 21.10

400m
1. Sanderlei Parrela (BRA) 46.19
2. Eduardo Vasconcelos (BRA) 46.65
3. Javier Mosquera (COL) 46.88

800m
1. Fabiano Peçanha (BRA) 1:49.55
2. Hudson de Souza (BRA) 1:49.97
3. John Chávez (COL) 1:51.81

1500m
1. Hudson de Souza (BRA) 3:46.98
2. Fredy Espinoza (COL) 3:50.82
3. Byron Piedra (ECU) 3:54.48

5000m
1. Juan Diego Contreras (PER) 14:59.06
2. Byron Piedra (ECU) 15:00.00
3. Eduardo Arequipa (BOL) 15:00.70

10 000m
1. Jacinto López (COL) 31:41.00
2. Juan Diego Contreras (PER) 31:41.58
3. Jason Gutiérrez (COL) 31:44.25

3000m St
1. Sergio Lobos (CHI)  9:15.42
2. Diego Moreno (PER) 9:21.28
3. Gladson Barbosa (BRA) 9:22.51

110mh
1. Paulo Villar (COL) 13.62
2. Anselmo Gomes da Silva (BRA) 13.78
3. Matheus Inocêncio (BRA) 13.84

400mh
1. Tiago Bueno (BRA) 49.96
2. Luis Montenegro (CHI) 50.17
3. Raphael Fernandes (BRA) 50.49

HJ
1. Jessé Farias de Lima (BRA) 2.28 CR
2. Gilmar Mayo (COL) 2.20
3. Santiago Guerci (ARG) and Fabio Baptista (BRA), both with 2.13.

PV
1. Germán Chiaraviglio (ARG) 5.40 CR
2. Javier Benítez (ARG) 5.35
3. Fábio Gomes da Silva (BRA) 5.20

LJ
1. Rogério Bispo (BRA) 8.32w
2. Louis Tristán (PER) 8.09 NR
3. Rodrigo Araújo (BRA) 8.05

TJ
1. Hugo Chila (ECU) 16.68w
2. Thiago Carahyba Dias (BRA) 16.57w
3. Jhon Murillo (COL) 16.36w

SP
1. Germán Lauro (ARG) 18.97
2. Marco Antonio Verni (CHI) 18.62
3. Marcelo Moreira (BRA) 17.84

DT
1. Jorge Balliengo (ARG) 60.19
2. Ronald Julião (BRA) 57.02
3. Gustavo Mendonça (BRA) 51.15

HT
1. Juan Ignacio Cerra (ARG) 71.20
2. Patricio Palma (CHI) 67.30
3. Wagner Domingos (BRA) 67.27

JT
1. Noraldo Palacios (COL) 79.09 NR
2. Víctor Fatecha (PAR) 76.79 NR-j
3. João Carlos Martins (BRA) 75.26

Decathlon
1. Carlos Eduardo Chinin (BRA) 7208
2. Erik Kerwitz (ARG) 7188
3. Enrique Aguirre (ARG) 6683

4x100m
1. Brazil 39.03
2. Colombia 40.17
3. Argentina 40.47

4x400m
1. Brazil 3:03.05
2. Colombia 3:06.49
3. Venezuela 3:10.43

20000m W
1. Gustavo Restrepo (COL) 1:28:12.0
2. Xavier Moreno (ECU) 1:29:50.2
3. Patricio Ortega (ECU) 1:35:29.1

Women
100m
1. Rosemar Coelho Neto (BRA) 11.53
2. Yomara Hinostroza (COL) 11.72
3. Darlenys Obregón (COL) 11.72

200m
1. Rosemar Coelho Neto (BRA) 23.44
2. Darlenis Obregón (COL) 23.58
3. Wanda Ferreira Gomes (BRA) 23.76

400m
1. Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 53.31
2. Perla Regina dos Santos (BRA) 53.82
3. Alejandra Idrobo (COL) 53.94

800m
1. Christiane Ritz dos Santos (BRA) 2:10.15
2. Muriel Corneo (COL) 2:14.13
3. Diana Armas (ECU) 2:18.67

1500m
1. Juliana Azevedo (BRA) 4:33.74
2. Ana Joaquina Rondón (COL) 4:37.03
3. Muriel Coneo (COL) 4:55.24

5000m
1. Bertha Sánchez (COL) 17:16.39
2. Ana Joaquina Rondón (COL) 17:17.11
3. Rosa Apaza (BOL) 17:18.31

10 000m
1. Bertha Sánchez (COL) 37:36.16
2. Ednalva da Silva (BRA) 37:37.47
3. Rosa Apaza (BOL) 37:38.12

3000m St
1. Bertha Sánchez (COL) 10:48.44
2. Zenaide Vieira (BRA) 10:56.16
3. Michelle Barreto de Costa (BRA) 11:34.53

100mh
1. Maíla Machado (BRA) 13.28
2. Francisca Guzmán (CHI) 13.83
3. Gilveneide de Oliveira (BRA) 14.06

400mh
1. Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 58.16
2 Perla dos Santos (BRA) 58.40
3 Lucy Jaramillo (ECU) 58.93

HJ
1. Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 1.90
2. Solange Witteveen (ARG) 1.82
3. Eliana Renata da Silva (BRA) 1.82

PV
1. Fabiana Murer (BRA) 4.47 CR
2. Carolina Torres (CHI) 4.25
3. Alejandra García (ARG) 4.00

LJ
1. Maureen Maggi (BRA) 6.86w
2. Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 6.51w
3. Fernanda Gonçalves (BRA) 6.36w

TJ
1. Tânia Ferreira da Silva (BRA) 13.92 CR
2. Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 13.91 NR
3. Fabrícia da Silva (BRA) 13.39

SP
1. Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 17.37
2. Andrea Pereira (BRA) 16.27
3. Luz Dary Castro (COL) 16.26

DT
1. Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 56.18
2. Luz Dary Castro (COL) 48.88
3. Karen Gallardo (CHI) 48.75

HT
1. Jennifer Dahlgren (ARG) 69.07 CR
2. Eli Johana Moreno (COL) 64.94
3. Katiuscia de Jesus (BRA) 64.58 NR

JT
1. Alessandra Resendre (BRA) 58.11
2. Zuleima Araméndiz (COL) 55.60
3. Sabina Moya (COL) 54.52

Heptathlon
1. Elizete Marques da Silva (BRA) 5612
2. Jaílma Sales de Lima (BRA) 5348
3. Andrea Bordalejo (ARG) 5015

4x100m
1. Brasil 44.72
2. Colombia 44.78
3. Ecuador 47.47

4x400m
1. Brazil 3:32.56
2. Colombia 3:37.12
3. Ecuador 3:47.58

20000m W
1. Yadira Guamán (ECU) 1:46:06.7
2. Luz Leydi Villamarín (COL) 1:46:40.3
3. Magaly Andrade (ECU) 1:46:40.4

Overall team scoring
1. Brazil 498
2. Colombia 317
3. Argentina 152
4. Ecuador 116
5. Chile 67
6. Peru 28