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Brazil leads after day 2 of Ibero-American Championships in Iquique

Brazil with 5 gold medals won on the second day (14 June) of competition, leads the medal tally at the Ibero-American Championships, which are being held in Iquique, Chile. The competition, which concludes on Sunday, has not yet produced any championship records, after being held on another cold day in the northern city of the South American country.

The victories obtained by Brazil came from Mahau Sugimachi (50.07) and Lucimar Teodoro (56.1) in the 400m Hurdles, Henrique Camargo Martins at Pole Vault (5.00m), Christiane dos Santos in 800m (2:04.34), and Eliana Renata da Silva (1.87m) in the High Jump. Brazil now has 9 gold medals and also leads the Decathlon with Odirlei Pessoni (3997 points) and the Heptathlon with Lucimara da Silva (3535). Spain is second in the medal table with 4 gold ones.

The best performances from the second day were those of Cubans Andy González in the 800m and Aniel Boué in the Javelin Throw.

González took the two lap event in 1:47.59, from Brazilian Fabiano Peçanha (1:47.83) and Spain’s Salvador Crespo. González (b. 17 October 1987) is showing great form this season, after setting a PB of 1:45.3 on 13 March in Havana.

The 24 year-old Boué won the Javelin Throw with his initial throw of 78.77m, ahead of Colombian Noraldo Palacios and Paraguayan Víctor Fatecha. Boué came close to his SB of 79.45m (7 June), and his PB of 80.53m (21 June 2007).

Cerra joins illustrious company with fourth victory

Argentinean Juan Ignacio Cerra, who took the Hammer with a 69.74m throw, won his event for the fourth time. Only a handful of athletes have reached that honor at the Ibero-American Championships. Those illustrious are: Brazilians Róbson da Silva at 200m (1986-92), Eronilde de Araújo at 400m Hurdles (1990-92, 1998-2000), Chilean Gert Weil at Shot Put (1986, 1990-96), and Cubans Javier Sotomayor at High Jump (1986-88, 1992, 1996), Isbel Luaces at Javelin (1996-98, 2000-02) and Ana Fidelia Quirot at 800m (1986-88, 92, 96).

Besides his victory in Iquique, the 31 year-old Cerra also won in Rio de Janeiro 2000, Huelva 2004 and Ponce 2006.

Eduardo Biscayart for the IAAF

Leading Results – 14 June
Men -
400m
1 Geiner Mosquera COL 46.63
2 Fernando de Almeida BRA 46.73
3 Héctor Carrasquillo PUR 46.92

800m
1 Andy González CUB 1:47.59
2 Fabiano Peçanha BRA 1:47.83
3 Salvador Crespo ESP 1:48.11

3000m
1 Bayron Piedra ECU 7:54.69 NR
2 Isaías Ataro MEX 7:54.70
3 Mario Bazán PER 7:57.95 NR

400m hurdles
1 Mahau Sugimachi BRA 50.07
2 Jeisson Rivas COL 50.92
3 Thiago Bueno BRA 51.20

Pole Vault
1 Henrique Martins BRA 5.00
2 Marcelo Terra ARG 5.00
3 Guillermo Chiaraviglio ARG 4.80

Hammer
1 Juan Ignacio Cerra ARG 69.74
2 Dário Manso POR 68.96
3 Moisés Campeny ESP 68.87

Javelin
1 Anier Boué CUB 78.77
2 Noraldo Palacios COL 77.20
3 Víctor Fatecha PAR 75.81

Women
400m
1 Zudikey Rodríguez MEX 52.14
2 Wilmarys Álvarez VEN 53.33
3 Maria Laura Almirão BRA 53.34

800m
1 Christiane dos Santos BRA 2:04.34
2 Lyzaira del Valle PUR 2:04.37
3 Cristina Guevara MEX 2:04.42

3000m
1 Dolores Checa ESP 9:16.53
2 Rosa Godoy ARG 9:22.72
3 Nadia Rodríguez ARG 9:29.58

100m hurdles (-0.5)
1 Francisca Guzmán CHI 13.56
2 Briggit Merlano COL 13.60
3 Lucimara da Silva BRA 13.61

400m hurdles
1 Lucimar Teodoro BRA 56.1
2 Gisele Cruz BRA 56.8
3 Lucy Jaramillo ECU 57.9

High Jump
1 Eliana da Silva BRA 1.87
2 Caterine Ibargüen COL 1.85
3 Solange Witteveen ARG 1.83

Long Jump
1 Arantza Loureiro ESP 6.25/1.0
2 Eliane Martins BRA 6.20/0.3
3 Claudette Martínez MEX 5.89/-0.7

Hammer
1 Rosa Rodriguez VEN 65.96
2 Jennifer Dahlgren ARG 64.89
3 Josiane Soares BRA 63.09

10Km Walk
1 Maribel Gonçalves POR 45:24.59
2 Graciela Mendoza MEX 46:43.94
3 Cisiane Dutra BRA 46:54.20