1994 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics
The 1994 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (Spanish: VI Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was the sixth edition of the international athletics competition between Ibero-American nations which was held at the Estadio José María Minella in Mar del Plata, Argentina from 27–30 October.
|VI Ibero-American Championships|
|Dates||27 – 30 October|
|Host city||Mar del Plata, Argentina|
|Venue||Estadio José María Minella|
|Participation||346 athletes from |
|Records set||4 championship records|
The competition marked the inauguration of a newly built track at the host stadium, which was part of Mar del Plata's developments for the 1995 Pan American Games. Due to its late scheduling in the annual track and field season, the competition did not attract some of the region's top athletes – Cuba, Portugal and Spain all sent less than full strength delegations. As a result, Brazil topped the medal table for the second time in Ibero-American history, taking eleven gold medals and 32 in total. Cuba were the next best performers with eight golds in their haul of 20 medals, while Colombia came third, having won seven events and 17 medals overall. The hosts, Argentina, were fourth with four golds and fifteen medals in total.
Four new championship records were set at the 1994 edition. Ronaldo da Costa improved the men's 5000 metres record, but was beaten in the 10,000 metres by Armando Quintanilla, who took over half a minute off the previous record. Andrés Charadía bettered a men's hammer throw record, while María Eugenia Villamizar set a new standard in the inaugural women's hammer event. Sueli dos Santos won the women's javelin with a South American record throw, but this mark was later removed as she was disqualified for doping.
Outside of these performances, the standard of competition was lower than at previous editions. Carlos Gats won the men's 100 metres with a slow, wind-assisted time of 10.50 seconds to become the first Argentine to win an international 100 m race since Gerardo Bönnhoff in 1947. Sebastián Keitel of Chile completed a men's 200/400 m double, while Colombia's Ximena Restrepo achieved the same feat and also won in both relays, taking four gold medals from the championships. Andrea Ávila won golds in the women's long jump and triple jump and went on to medal in both the horizontal jumps at the 1995 Pan American Games. Brazilian Silvana Pereira also won two golds, taking the titles in both the long-distance track events.
- For full event details see 1994 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results
(Wind: +3.3 m/s)
|Carlos Gats (ARG)||10.50 w||Jaime Barragán (MEX)||10.52 w||Jorge Aguilera (CUB)||10.56 w|
|200 metres||Sebastián Keitel (CHI)||20.43||Carlos Gats (ARG)||20.51||Leonardo Prevost (CUB)||20.61|
|400 metres||Sebastián Keitel (CHI)||46.72||Sidnei Telles de Souza (BRA)||47.50||Guillermo Cacián (ARG)||47.88|
|800 metres||José de Oliveira (BRA)||1:49.49||Pablo Squella (CHI)||1:49.50||Edimilson da Silva (BRA)||1:49.91|
|1500 metres||José López (VEN)||3:54.04||Amado Ramos (CUB)||3:54.17||Antonio Herrador (ESP)||3:54.22|
|5000 metres||Ronaldo da Costa (BRA)||13:47.99 CR||Martín Pitayo (MEX)||13:50.31||Raimundo Santos (POR)||13:51.15|
|10,000 metres||Armando Quintanilla (MEX)||28:06.88 CR||Ronaldo da Costa (BRA)||28:18.26||Jorge Marquez (MEX)||28:24.03|
|110 m hurdles||Erik Batte (CUB)||14.31||Walmes de Souza (BRA)||14.33||Miguel de los Santos (ESP)||14.47|
|400 m hurdles||Everson Teixeira (BRA)||49.76||Juan Gutiérrez (MEX)||50.31||Eronilde de Araújo (BRA)||50.36|
|3000 m steeplechase||Javier Rodríguez (ESP)||8:35.03||Rubén García (MEX)||8:36.81||Inocencio López (ESP)||8:41.22|
|4×100 m relay|| Cuba (CUB)
|39.99|| Brazil (BRA)
Marcelo da Silva
Sidnei Telles de Souza
Claudinei da Silva
Walmes de Souza
|40.53|| Colombia (COL)
José Humberto Rivas
|4×400 m relay|| Brazil (BRA)
Sidnei Telles de Souza
Ediélson Rocha Tenorio
Eronilde de Araújo
|3:06.54|| Mexico (MEX)
Luis Karim Toledo
|3:07.75|| Colombia (COL)
|20,000 m walk||Daniel García (MEX)||1:21:19.92||Querubín Moreno (COL)||1:21:37.17||Héctor Moreno (COL)||1:21:49.90|
|High jump||Gilmar Mayo (COL)||2.32 m||Marino Drake (CUB)||2.26 m||Fernando Moreno (ARG)||2.20 m|
|Pole vault||Nuno Fernandes (POR)||5.15 m||Miguel Berrío (CUB)||5.10 m||Françesc Mas (ESP)||5.00 m|
|Long jump||Jaime Jefferson (CUB)||7.82 m (w)||Paulo de Oliveira (BRA)||7.77 m||Rogelio Sáenz (MEX)||7.73 m (w)|
|Triple jump||Anísio Silva (BRA)||16.66 m||Daniel Osorio (CUB)||16.39 m (w)||Freddy Nieves (ECU)||15.98 m|
|Shot put||Gert Weil (CHI)||19.30 m||Manuel Martínez (ESP)||18.70 m||Adilson Oliveira (BRA)||17.77 m|
|Discus throw||Ramón Jiménez Gaona (PAR)||60.42 m||João dos Santos (BRA)||59.20 m||Marcelo Pugliese (ARG)||59.18 m|
|Hammer throw||Andrés Charadía (ARG)||70.80 m CR||Guillermo Guzmán (MEX)||67.74 m||Eladio Hernández (CUB)||66.90 m|
|Javelin throw||Luis Lucumí (COL)||75.40 m||Julián Sotelo (ESP)||73.88 m||Martín Castillo (MEX)||69.36 m|
|Decathlon||Mário Aníbal (POR)||7431 pts (w)||Miguel Valle (CUB)||7340 pts (w)||José de Assis (BRA)||7072 pts (w)|
- † = Sueli dos Santos's javelin throw of 65.96 m was a championship and South American record, but this was later annulled due to a doping infraction in the months following the tournament. The Ibero-American Athletic Association did not retrospectively adjust or re-issue the women's javelin medals.
|Totals (11 nations)||42||42||42||126|
Twenty-two nations of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo sent delegations to the 1994 championships. A total of 346 athletes took part in the competition. However, only 299 participating athletes were counted by analysing the official result list. The higher number probably contains coaches and/or officials registered for the event.
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