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Brazil clinches 18 golds in Ibero American Championships

Brazil clinches 18 golds in Ibero American Championships
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21 May 2000 – Rio de Janeiro - With a total of 18 gold medals, Brazil was the big winner of the Ibero American Championships

In the two-day, 20-country tournament which ended Sunday, Spain was a distant second place with six gold medals, while Cuba came in third with five.

In Sunday's 10,000 metre race, Brazil's Elenilson da Silva took the gold with a time of 28 minutes 57.98 seconds. Silver went to countryman Marilson Gomes dos Santos with a time of 28:58.74. Mexico's Isaac Garcia took third with a time of 28:59.68.

Brazilians finished in the top two places in the men's 400m as Sanderlei Claro Parrela took gold with a time of 44.80 seconds, finishing ahead of compatriot Anderson Jorge de Olivera at 45.59. Argentina's Gustavo Aguirre was third in 46.69 seconds.

Brazil's Hudson Santos de Souza won gold in the men's 1500m with a time of 3:42.21, finishing less than a second ahead of Portugal's Manuel Damiao (3:43.06).

In the 110m men's hurdles, Brazilians again finished in the top two spots as Marcio Simao de Souza won the gold in 13.76 seconds, edging out Redelen Melo dos Santos, who finished second with a time of 13.91.

Caludinei Quirino da Silva finished with a time of 20.23 in the men's 200m, giving Brazil another gold. Countryman Andre Domingos da Silva came in second with a time of 20.56.

Edson Luques Bindilatti of Brazil won the Decathlon with 7,538 points and countryman Edemar Alves dos Santos came in second with 7,406 points. Argentina's Enrique Aguirri took third with 6,943 points.

The Brazilian team of Anderson Jorge de Oliveira, Sanderlei Parrrela, Luis Antonio Eloy and Valdinei Abilio da Silva won the 4x 400m men's relay race in 3 minutes 03.33 seconds.

The women's heptathlon was won by Brazil's Monica Marques who tallied 5,480 points. Brazil's Patricia Luciana de Souza was third with 4,930 points.

Late Saturday, Brazil picked up three gold medals and set a meet record in the process. Katiuscia Borges de Jesus won gold in the women's discus throw with a toss of 51.41m. In the women's long jump, Maurren Higa Maggi won the women's long jump at 6.70m.

The men's 4 x 100-meter relay team - Vicente Lenilson de Lima, Edson Luciano Ribeiro, Andre Domingos and Claudinei Quirino – took gold and set an Ibero American record with a time of 38.24 seconds.