10 JUN 2012 General News 10 June 2012 – Barquisimeto, Venezuela

Lauro and Arcanjo shine in Barquisimeto – Ibero-American champs, Day 2

German Lauro adds the Shot Put title to his Discus win in Barquisimeto (Eduardo Biscayart)German Lauro adds the Shot Put title to his Discus win in Barquisimeto (Eduardo Biscayart) © Copyright
Barquisimeto, VenezuelaShot Putters Germán Lauro and Geisa Arcanjo provided the best results of the second day of competition (9 June) of the XV edition of the "Campeonato Iberoamericano" that’s taking place in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Argentina’s Lauro obtained the victory with 20.13m, while Brazil’s Arcanjo set a personal best of 18.84m to reach the title.

Lauro, a finalist at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships, became the first Argentinean to win the Shot title at the event. This was Lauro’s second victory in Barquisimeto after taking the Discus title on 8 June.

"My legs were a bit tired after yesterday’s effort. Now, I I’ll start the final preparation for London. We’ll travel to León (Spain) on 25 June, and will remain in Europe until the end of the season," explained Lauro, Argentina’s record holder and a three-time South American Champion at Shot Put.

The twenty year-old Arcanjo impressed in the women’s Shot Put competition, marking a huge personal improvement from 17.96m to 18.84m.

"I was almost certain that I would throw over 18 metres. I did that three times (18.84m, 18.62m and 18.31m), obtaining twice the Olympic Standard. I’m very happy. Now, my next goal is to reach the Olympic final," said the young Brazilian who is coached by Cuban Justo Navarro. Chilean Natalia Ducó, the 2006 World Junior Championship was second with a season’s best of 18.46m.

Once again Brazil is dominating the medal table with a total of 33, seven of those gold. One of their notable victories came in the women’s 200m race. Evelyn dos Santos won in 22.99, setting a personal best after being second in the 100m. The men’s 200m went to Alex Quiñónez, from Ecuador, who set a national record of 20.34.

Argentinean youngster Braian Toledo, one of South America’s best hopes for the upcoming IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, won the Javelin title with 77.33m. Argentina had only won the event at the inaugural edition of the championships in 1983, when Ramón Garmendia triumphed.

Cuban athletes also had a positive day, obtaining four victories on day 2. They came through Andy González in the 800m, Ignacio Morales at the 110m Hurdles, Yoandri Betanzos at Triple Jump and Roberto Janet at Hammer Throw.

The event will conclude on Sunday 10 June.

Eduardo Biscayart for the IAAF

XV Campeonato Iberoamericano
Barquisimeto

Results – Day 2 (9 June 2012)

Men
200m (-0.9)
1 Alex Quiñónez ECU 20.34 NR
2 Aldemir dos Santos BRA 20.57
3 Sandro Viana BRA 20.69

800m
1 Andy González CUB 1:46.93
2 Fabiano Peçanha BRA 1:47.15
3 Tayron Reyes DOM 1:48.03

5000m
1 Marvin Blanco VEN 14:19.89
2 Javier Carriqueo ARG 14:22.12
3 Alberto Vega MEX 14:23.36

110m hurdles (1.0)
1 Ignacio Morales CUB 13.54
2 Héctor Cotto PUR 13.69
3 Francisco López ESP 13.77

Pole Vault
1 Germán Chiaraviglio ARG 5.40
2 Augusto da Silva BRA 5.30
3 Yanier Lara CUB 5.20

Triple Jump
1 Yoandri Betanzos CUB 16.75/2.9 (16.53/1.4)
2 Jefferson Dias Sabino BRA 16.70/3.3 (16.66/1.1)
3 Jonathan Silva BRA 16.48/2.0

Shot Put
1 Germán Lauro ARG 20.13
2 Carlos Véliz CUB 19.97
3 Darlan Romani BRA 18.93

Hammer Throw
1 Roberto Janet CUB 72.74
2 Wágner Domingos BRA 71.96
3 Juan Ignacio Cerra ARG 70.91

Javelin Throw
1 Braian Toledo ARG 77.33
2 Arley Ibargüen COL 76.48 (76.03)
3 Dayron Márquez COL 76.48 (75.74)

Decathlon
1 Luiz Alberto de Araújo BRA 7772
11.09/-0.7 7.28/1.4 14.17 1.95 48.49 (4105/1)
14.28/0.5 43.56 4.60 52.98 4:58.62
2 Ânderson Venâncio BRA 7482
11.19/-0.7 6.91/3.8 13.39 1.95 49.66 (3890/2)
15.08/0.5 39.46 4.60 60.00 4:58.30
3 Tiago Marto POR 7338
11.28/-0,7 7,03m/-1,1 13.62m 1.98m 51.87 (3840/3)
14.89/0.5 40.06 4.40 55.04 4:57.46

Women
200m (0.9)
1 Evelyn dos Santos BRA 22.99
2 María Alejandra Idrobo COL 23.20
3 Mariely Sánchez DOM 23.26

800m
1 Rosibel García COL 2:03.00
2 Rosemarie Almanza CUB 2:03.29
3 Adriana Muñoz CUB 2:03.72

5000m
1 Sandra López MEX 16:10.77
2 Fabiana Cristine da Silva BRA 16.12.20
3 Nadia Rodríguez ARG 16:18.51

100m hurdles (0.4)
1 Eliecit Palacios COL 13.15
2 Belkys Milanés CUB 13.21
3 Lavonne Idlette DOM 13.24

Triple Jump
1 Susana Costa POR 13.78/0.5
2 Gisele de Oliveira BRA 13.46/-3.5
3 Giselly Landázury COL 13.28/-2.0

Shot Put
1 Geisa Arcanjo BRA 18.84
2 Natalia Ducó CHI 18.46
3 Misleydis González CUB 18.03

Heptathlon (4 events)
Lucimara da Silva BRA 3618
13.78/-2.0 1.83 12.63 24.98/-0.4
Tamara de Souza BRA 3526
14.25/-2.0 1.71 14.11 24.70/-0.4
Thaymara Rivas VEN 3362
14.21/-2.0 1.68 13.51 25.72/-0.4

10,000m Race Walk
1 Arabelly Orjuela COL 46:21.89
2 Ingrid Hernández COL 46:48.81
3 Milánggela Rosales VEN 48:10.81