1952 South American Championships in Athletics

The 1952 South American Championships in Athletics were held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, between 3 and 11 May.

Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -0.1 m/s)
Gerardo Salazar
  Peru
10.7 Gerardo Bönnhoff
  Argentina
10.8 José Telles da Conceição
  Brazil
10.8
200 metres Gerardo Bönnhoff
  Argentina
21.5 Fernando Lapuente
  Argentina
22.0 Gustavo Ehlers
  Chile
22.0
400 metres Gustavo Ehlers
  Chile
48.7 Argemiro Roque
  Brazil
49.1 Mário do Nascimento
  Brazil
49.7
800 metres Argemiro Roque
  Brazil
1:53.3 CR Waldomiro Monteiro
  Brazil
1:53.9 Carlos Gajardo
  Chile
1:55.3
1500 metres Nilo Riveros
  Argentina
3:58.5 Guillermo Solà
  Chile
3:59.6 Luís Rodrigues
  Brazil
4:00.3
5000 metres Raúl Inostroza
  Chile
14:59.8 Reinaldo Gorno
  Argentina
15:05.5 Juan Miranda
  Argentina
15:09.0
10,000 metres Delfo Cabrera
  Argentina
31:05.7 Raúl Inostroza
  Chile
31:26.9 Corsino Fernández
  Argentina
31:32.3
Half marathon Delfo Cabrera
  Argentina
1:09:19 CR Reinaldo Gorno
  Argentina
1:11:28 Corsino Fernández
  Argentina
1:11:28
3000 metres steeplechase Guillermo Solà
  Chile
9:32.0 CR Edgard Mitt
  Brazil
9:34.6 Haroldo Gallardo
  Chile
9:38.4
110 metres hurdles
(wind: -1.7 m/s)
Jörn Gevert
  Chile
14.9 Estanislao Kocourek
  Argentina
15.0 Wilson Carneiro
  Brazil
15.1
400 metres hurdles Wilson Carneiro
  Brazil
52.7 CR Jörn Gevert
  Chile
53.5 Pedro Yoma
  Chile
54.6
4 × 100 metres relay   Argentina
Mariano Acosta
Enrique Becles
Gerardo Bönnhoff
Romeo Galán
41.4 CR   Peru
Gerardo Salazar
Máximo Reyes
Oscar Maldonado
Zapata
42.0   Brazil
Gastão Mesquita Neto
Rui Lima
Geraldo Murgel
Ary de Sá
42.2
4 × 400 metres relay   Brazil
Wilson Carneiro
Mario do Nascimento
Geraldo Maranhão
Argemiro Roque
3:17.5   Argentina
Máximo Guerra
Enrique Kistenmacher
Adan Torres
Gerardo Bönnhoff
3:18.0   Chile
Ramón Sandoval
Carlos Gajardo
Reinaldo Martín
Gustavo Ehlers
3:18.1
High jump José Telles da Conceição
  Brazil
1.90 Ernesto Lagos
  Chile
1.85 Alberto Bacán
  Brazil
1.85
Pole vault Hélio da Silva
  Brazil
4.00 =CR Jaime Piqueras
  Peru
3.90 Luis Ganoza
  Peru
3.90
Long jump Ary de Sá
  Brazil
7.39 CR Carlos Vera
  Chile
7.13 Ahylton da Conceição
  Brazil
7.08
Triple jump Adhemar da Silva
  Brazil
15.39 CR Geraldo de Oliveira
  Brazil
15.11 Jorgely Figueira
  Brazil
14.75
Shot put Reidar Soerlie
  Argentina
14.44 Augusto Maalstein
  Chile
13.86 Emilio Stelig
  Brazil
13.77
Discus throw Reidar Soerlie
  Argentina
47.72 CR Elvio Porta
  Argentina
45.27 Hernán Haddad
  Chile
45.15
Hammer throw Arturo Melcher
  Chile
50.75 Elvio Porta
  Argentina
49.73 Emilio Ortiz
  Argentina
49.25
Javelin throw Ricardo Héber
  Argentina
67.68 CR Gerardo Mielke
  Chile
63.10 Janis Stendzenieks
  Chile
60.51
Decathlon Hernán Figueroa
  Chile
6698 Hernán Alzamora
  Peru
5849 Carlos Vera
  Chile
5844

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Julia Sánchez
  Peru
12.2 CR Adriana Millard
  Chile
12.4 Lilián Buglia
  Argentina
12.4
200 metres Deyse de Castro
  Brazil
25.5* CR Adriana Millard
  Chile
25.5* CR Lilián Heinz
  Argentina
25.8
80 metres hurdles Wanda dos Santos
  Brazil
11.7 Marion Huber
  Chile
11.7 Adriana Millard
  Chile
12.2
4 × 100 metres relay   Argentina
Lilian Heinz
Lilian Buglia
Gladys Erbetta
Ana María Fontán
48.8 CR   Brazil
Lucila Pini
Helene Menezes
Deyse de Castro
Benedita de Oliveira
48.8   Chile 49.1
High jump Elizabeth Müller
  Brazil
1.53 Deyse de Castro
  Brazil
1.53 María Cañas
  Chile
1.45
Long jump Gladys Erbetta
  Argentina
5.52 Adriana Millard
  Chile
5.39 Wanda dos Santos
  Brazil
5.26
Shot put Ingeborg Mello
  Argentina
11.48 Ingeborg Pfüller
  Argentina
11.35 Ilse Gerdau
  Brazil
11.25
Discus throw Ingeborg Mello
  Argentina
40.14 CR Ingeborg Pfüller
  Argentina
40.07 Ilse Gerdau
  Brazil
36.78
Javelin throw Gerda Martín
  Chile
39.16 CR Edith Thomas
  Chile
38.80 Estrella Puente
  Uruguay
37.89

* = after run-off, both athletes ran 25.5 in both races

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Argentina (ARG)1210628
2  Brazil (BRA)1061228
3  Chile (CHI)7121130
4  Peru (PER)2316
5  Uruguay (URU)0011
Totals (5 nations)31313193

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