1983 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics

The 1983 Ibero-American Championships (Spanish: I Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was an athletics competition which was held at the Estadi Serrahima in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 23–25 September 1983. A total of 37 events were contested, of which 22 by male and 15 by female athletes. It was the first edition of the Ibero-American Championships, although a precursor to the tournament, the Juegos Iberoamericanos (Ibero-American Games), had been held in 1960 and 1962.[1] Eighteen countries participated, drawing from the 22 members of the Asociación Ibero-Americano de Atletismo (Ibero-American Athletics Association).[2]

I Ibero-American Championships
1983 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics Logo.jpg
Dates23 – 25 September
Host cityBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
VenueEstadi Serrahima
Events37
Participation143 athletes from
18 nations

Cuba won the most gold medals with a total of nineteen, but it was Spain which had the largest overall haul, beating Cuba's 24 with a total of 33 medals. Brazil and Portugal, were the third and fourth most successful nations of the competition, although the latter won the largest number of silver medals (12) over the course of the three-day competition. The Ibero-American Championships succeeded in attracting a number of high-profile athletes from Ibero-American countries, thus beginning the history of the long-running championships.

Cuban athletes Luis Delís and Maritza Martén both doubled up to win the shot put and discus throw events for men and women, respectively. Aurora Cunha of Portugal took the victory in the women's 1500 metres and 3000 metres while Chile's Alejandra Ramos finished runner-up in both the 800 metres and 1500 m. Luisa Ferrer came close to a sprint double, but was beaten by Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia in the 100 metres. Two records from the championships were particularly long-lasting: Delís's discus record stood until the 2010 Ibero-American Championships and Domingo Ramón's mark in the 3000 metres steeplechase remains the championship record.[1][3]

Medal summaryEdit

For full event details see 1983 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   José Isalgué (CUB) 10.46   Nelson dos Santos (BRA) 10.54   Ángel Heras (ESP) 10.65
200 metres   Tomás González (CUB) 20.91   Ángel Heras (ESP) 21.09   Evaldo Rosa (BRA) 21.56
400 metres   Lázaro Martínez (CUB) 46.37   Sérgio Menezes (BRA) 47.28   Isidoro Hornillos (ESP) 48.12
800 metres   José Luis González (ESP) 1:49.11   Carlos Cabral (POR) 1:49.32   José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:50.02
1500 metres   José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:51.66   Hélder de Jesus (POR) 3:54.49   Hugo Allan García (GUA) 4:05.93
5000 metres   Silvio Salazar (COL) 13:52.19   Ezequiel Canário (POR) 13:59.68   Cándido Alario (ESP) 14:24.85
10,000 metres   Antonio Prieto (ESP) 28:58.19   Fernando Miguel (POR) 30:58.12   William Aguirre (NCA) 32:02.42
110 metre hurdles †   Ángel Bueno (CUB) 13.81   Wellington da Nobrega (BRA) 14.33   Rodrigo Casar (MEX) 14.35
400 metre hurdles   José Alonso (ESP) 50.08   Frank Montiéh (CUB) 50.81   Ricardo Biojo (COL) 52.95
3000 metre steeplechase   Domingo Ramón (ESP) 8:27.20   Emilio Ulloa (CHI) 8:37.36   Adauto Domingues (BRA) 8:40.17
4×100 m relay   Spain (ESP)
Juan José Prado
Juan Tolrá
Ángel Heras
Florencio Gascón
40.40   Cuba (CUB)
José Luis Isalgue
Ángel Bueno
Jaime Jefferson
Tomás Pedro González
40.45   Brazil (BRA)
José Luíz Barbosa
Nelson Rocha Dos Santos
Sergio Mathias Franco de Meneses
Wellington Araújo
41.00
4×400 m relay   Cuba (CUB)
Tomás Pedro González
Lázaro Martínez
Frank Montiéh
Julio Osvaldo Prado
3:07.05   Brazil (BRA)
Evaldo Rosa da Silva
José Luíz Barbosa
Nelson Rocha Dos Santos
Sergio Mathias Franco de Meneses
3:07.62   Spain (ESP)
Manuel González
Benjamin González
José Alonso
Ángel Heras
3:08.17
Marathon   Roberto García (ESP) 2:24:32   Oscar Santos (POR) 2:33:41   Carlos Orué (ARG) 2:38:49
20 km walk   Héctor Moreno (COL) 1:31:02   José Pinto (POR) 1:31:03   Santiago Fonseca (HON) 1:34:19
High jump   Jorge Alfaro (CUB) 2.20 m   Roberto Cabrejas (ESP) 2.16 m   Vítor Mendes (POR) 2.12 m
Pole vault   Alberto Ruiz (ESP) 5.20 m   Manuel Miguel (POR) 4.50 m   Claudio Escauriza (PAR) 4.30 m
Long jump   Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 7.93 m   Antonio Corgos (ESP) 7.90 m   António Vermelhudo (POR) 7.07 m
Triple jump   Lázaro Betancourt (CUB) 16.04 m   Alberto Santamaría (ESP) 15.77 m   Luís Azevedo (POR) 15.51 m
Shot put   Luis Delís (CUB) 18.69 m   Martín Vara (ESP) 17.19 m   Gerardo Carucci (ARG) 16.17 m
Discus throw   Luis Delís (CUB) 65.24 m   Sinesio Garrachón (ESP) 55.88 m   José Jacques (BRA) 51.74 m
Hammer throw   Raúl Jimeno (ESP) 69.36 m   Genovevo Morejón (CUB) 65.28 m   Daniel Gómez (ARG) 55.78 m
Javelin throw
(Old model)
  Ramón Ángel Garmendia (ARG) 72.00 m   Carlos Cunha (POR) 69.94 m   Juan Rosell (ESP) 68.46 m
  • † The 110 metres hurdles competition was won by Carlos Sala of Spain in 13.74 seconds, but he was competing as a "guest" athlete.

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   Esmeralda de Jesus Garcia (BRA) 11.67   Luisa Ferrer (CUB) 11.74   Lourdes Valdor (ESP) 12.07
200 metres   Luisa Ferrer (CUB) 23.84   Virgínia Gomes (POR) 24.59   Adriana Pero (ARG) 24.79
400 metres   Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 52.08   Gregoria Ferrer (ESP) 56.98 Only two competitors
800 metres   Nery McKeen (CUB) 2:03.07   Alejandra Ramos (CHI) 2:03.17   Maite Zúñiga (ESP) 2:05.41
1500 metres   Aurora Cunha (POR) 4:15.55   Alejandra Ramos (CHI) 4:16.33   Gloria Pallé (ESP) 4:17.66
3000 metres   Aurora Cunha (POR) 9:14.10   Pilar Fernández (ESP) 9:26.59   Fabiola Rueda (COL) 9:27.84
100 metre hurdles   Elida Aveillé (CUB) 13.29   Beatriz Capotosto (ARG) 13.52   María José Martínez-Patiño (ESP) 13.93
400 metre hurdles   Conceição Geremias (BRA) 58.74   Rosa Colorado (ESP) 59.97   Alma Vázquez (MEX) 61.90
4×100 metre relay   Spain (ESP)
Angela Dominguez
Elena Guisasola
Teresa Rioné
Lourdes Valdor
47.26   Portugal (POR)
Ana Oliveira
Vera Lisa
Conceição Alves
Virginia Gomes
49.81 Only two teams
4×400 metre relay   Cuba (CUB)
Ana Fidelia Quirot
Mercedes Ileana Alvarez
Neri McKeen
Hildelisa Despaigne
3:38.94   Spain (ESP)
Gregoria Ferrer
Esther Lahoz
Blanca Lacambra
Maite Zúñiga
3:41.30 Only two teams
High jump   Orlane dos Santos (BRA) 1.80 m   Isabel Mozún (ESP) 1.75 m   Victoria Despaigne (CUB) 1.75 m
Long jump   Eloína Echevarría (CUB) 6.49 m   Ana Oliveira (POR) 6.13 m   Estrella Roldán (ESP) 6.02 m
Shot put   Maritza Martén (CUB) 14.78 m   Marinalva dos Santos (BRA) 14.74 m   Adília Silvério (POR) 13.34 m
Discus throw   Maritza Martén (CUB) 58.76 m   Odete Domingos (BRA) 46.98 m   Ángeles Barreiro (ESP) 46.74 m
Javelin throw
(Old model)
  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 57.60 m   Teresinha Vaz (POR) 47.56 m   Aurora Moreno (ESP) 44.74 m

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cuba (CUB)194124
2  Spain (ESP)*10111233
3  Brazil (BRA)36514
4  Portugal (POR)212418
5  Colombia (COL)2024
6  Argentina (ARG)1146
7  Chile (CHI)0303
8  Mexico (MEX)0022
9  Guatemala (GUA)0011
  Honduras (HON)0011
  Nicaragua (NCA)0011
  Paraguay (PAR)0011
Totals (12 nations)373734108
  • Note: The women's 400 metres medals (gold for Cuba, silver for Spain) were excluded in the official competition medal count.[2]

ParticipationEdit

Of the twenty-two founding members of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo, eighteen presented delegations for the inaugural championships. The four absent member countries were Ecuador, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. A total of 143 athletes participated in the first edition.[4] Including a number of guests, 163 participating athletes were counted by analysing the official result list.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Campeonato Iberamericano Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine. CONSUDATLE. Retrieved on 2010-06-14.
  2. ^ a b El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010. RFEA. Retrieved on 2011-11-14.
  3. ^ Ibero American Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-06-14.
  4. ^ El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pg. 214). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-08.
  5. ^ Mansilla, Ignacio (May 2010), "BARCELONA - 1983 - RESULTADOS - I CAMPEONATOS IBEROAMERICANOS - Barcelona (Estadio Juan Serrahima) - 23-25 Septiembre 1983", EL ATLETISMO IBEROAMERICANO (PDF) (in Spanish) (4th ed.), Real Federación Española de Atletismo, pp. 83–88, ISBN 84-87704-77-8, retrieved 19 March 2015 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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