2006 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics

The 2006 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (Spanish: XII Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was the twelfth edition of the international athletics competition between Ibero-American nations that place at the Francisco Montaner Stadium in Ponce, Puerto Rico between 26–28 May.

XII Ibero-American Championships in Athletics
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Dates26 – 28 May 2006
Host cityPonce, Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
VenueEstadio Francisco Montaner
Participation313 athletes from
23 nations
Records set4 championship records

It was the first time that Puerto Rico hosted the competition and it won eighteen medals, three of them gold. In the absence of a Cuban delegation, it was Brazil that dominated the championships, taking seventeen golds and 35 medals in total. Spain ranked a distant second with six golds and 23 medals. Colombia won four golds, while Argentina and the Dominican Republic each had three.[1]

Only four championship records were broken at the competition: Germán Chiaraviglio and Fabiana Murer improved the men's and women's pole vault records, with Murer's mark being a South American record clearance. Juana Castillo set a new championship and national mark in the heptathlon, while Maíla Machado bettered the 100 metres hurdles time.[1]

Brazil's Elisângela Adriano was the only athlete of the tournament to win two individual events as she completed a shot put and discus throw double. Other prominent performances were Javier Culson's win for the hosts in the 400 metres hurdles, Hudson de Souza and Jéssica Augusto's title defences over 3000 metres, and Irving Saladino's clearance of 8.42 m to win the long jump.[2]

In spite of there generally being a lower standard of performances than at previous meets, some athletes improved their national records.[1] Amarilys Alméstica won the hammer throw with a Puerto Rican record, while her silver medal-winning teammates in the 4×100 metres relay also beat their national mark on home soil.[2] Lower down the order, Peru's César Barquero improved the 800 m national mark and Gabriela Traña broke the Costa Rican record for the steeplechase.[1]

Host stadium in Ponce.

Medal summaryEdit


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +0.3 m/s)
  Vicente de Lima (BRA) 10.22   Kael Becerra (CHI) 10.32   Heber Viera (URU) 10.45
200 metres
(wind: +1.8 m/s)
  Juan Pedro Toledo (MEX) 20.74   Heber Viera (URU) 20.80   Basílio de Moraes (BRA) 20.84
400 metres   Andrés Silva (URU) 45.35   Arismendy Peguero (DOM) 45.91   David Testa (ESP) 46.46
800 metres   Osmar dos Santos (BRA) 1:46.22   Fadrique Iglesias (BOL) 1:48.16 NR   Eduard Villanueva (VEN) 1:48.31
1500 metres   Diego Ruiz (ESP) 3:46.99   Víctor Riobó (ESP) 3:47.37   Luis Daniel Soto (PUR) 3:47.48
3000 metres   Hudson de Souza (BRA) 8:08.62   Javier Carriqueo (ARG) 8:09.20   Francisco España (ESP) 8:09.43
5000 metres   Marílson Gomes dos Santos (BRA) 13:42.88   Álvaro Jiménez (ESP) 14:03.37   José Rocha (POR) 14:07.51
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +1.2 m/s)
  Anselmo da Silva (BRA) 13.51   Redelén dos Santos (BRA) 13.72   Enrique Llanos (PUR) 13.86
400 metres hurdles   Javier Culson (PUR) 49.71   Luis Montenegro (CHI) 50.22   José María Romera (ESP) 50.84
3000 metres steeplechase   Alexander Greaux (PUR) 8:35.89   Fernando Alex Fernandes (BRA) 8:36.97   Francisco Javier Lara (ESP) 8:37.78
4×100 metres relay   Dominican Republic (DOM)
Irving Guerrero
Joel Báez
Juan Sainfleur
Carlos García
39.65   Brazil (BRA)
Anselmo da Silva
Basílio de Moraes
Vicente de Lima
Luís Ambrosio
40.52   Puerto Rico (PUR)
Luis López
Roberto Rivera
Jorge Richardson
Emilio Rivera
4×400 metres relay   Dominican Republic (DOM)
Pedro Mejía
Juan Betances
Yoel Tapia
Arismendy Peguero
3:06.11   Puerto Rico (PUR)
Fabián Martínez
Javier Culson
Christian Santiago
Félix Martínez
3:07.27   Brazil (BRA)
Luís Ambrosio
Sanderlei Parrela
Thiago Chyaromont
Anderson Jorge dos Santos
20,000 metres walk   Rolando Saquipay (ECU) 1:28:48.36   José Ignacio Díaz (ESP) 1:30:43.27   Sérgio Galdino (BRA) 1:32:50.12
High jump   Jessé de Lima (BRA) 2.24 m   Gilmar Mayo (COL) 2.20 m   Gerardo Martínez (MEX) 2.16 m
Pole vault   Germán Chiaraviglio (ARG) 5.70 m CR   Fábio Gomes da Silva (BRA) 5.65 m   José Francisco Nava (CHI) 5.25 m
Long jump   Irving Saladino (PAN) 8.42 m   Carlos Jorge (DOM) 7.84 m   Allen Simms (PUR) 7.67 m
Triple jump   Jefferson Sabino (BRA) 16.81 m   Allen Simms (PUR) 16.60 m   Leisner Aragón (COL) 15.94 m
Shot put   Yojer Medina (VEN) 18.79 m   Borja Vivas (ESP) 18.66 m   Marco Antonio Verni (CHI) 18.48 m
Discus throw   Jorge Balliengo (ARG) 59.62 m   Marcelo Pugliese (ARG) 53.46 m   Héctor Hurtado (VEN) 53.43 m
Hammer throw   Juan Ignacio Cerra (ARG) 69.38 m   Dário Manso (POR) 69.17 m   Wagner Domingos (BRA) 66.06 m
Javelin throw   Júlio César de Oliveira (BRA) 78.91 m   Luiz Fernando da Silva (BRA) 73.83 m   Pablo Pietrobelli (ARG) 72.50 m
Decathlon   Óscar González (ESP) 7498 pts   David Gómez (ESP) 7400 pts   Jorge Naranjo (CHI) 6886 pts


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -1.1 m/s)
  Franciela Krasucki (BRA) 11.61   Belén Recio (ESP) 11.66   Celiangeli Morales (PUR) 11.72
200 metres
(wind: +0.3 m/s)
  Felipa Palacios (COL) 23.03   Darlenys Obregón (COL) 23.23   Militza Castro (PUR) 23.46
400 metres   Norma González (COL) 52.87   Maria Laura Almirão (BRA) 53.61   Mayra González (MEX) 53.64
800 metres   Rosibel García (COL) 2:01.62   Gabriela Medina (MEX) 2:03.43   Lizaira Del Valle (PUR) 2:03.76
1500 metres   Isabel Macías (ESP) 4:21.65   Lizaira Del Valle (PUR) 4:23.35   Angélica Sánchez (MEX) 4:25.73
3000 metres   Jéssica Augusto (POR) 9:06.74   Lucélia Peres (BRA) 9:15.79   Bertha Sánchez (COL) 9:19.04
5000 metres   Bertha Sánchez (COL) 16:10.32   Lucélia Peres (BRA) 16:13.67   Zenaida Maldonado (PUR) 17:09.70
100 metres hurdles
(wind: -0.2 m/s)
  Maíla Machado (BRA) 13.02 CR   Gilvaneide Oliveira (BRA) 13.39   Francisca Guzmán (CHI) 13.45
400 metres hurdles   Laia Forcadell (ESP) 57.26   Perla dos Santos (BRA) 58.24   Yvonne Harrison (PUR) 58.56
3000 metres steeplechase   Zenaide Vieira (BRA) 9:55.95   Teresa Urbina (ESP) 10:05.74   Tamara Sanfabio (ESP) 10:13.66
4×100 metres relay   Brazil (BRA)
Maíla Machado
Franciela Krasucki
Tathiana Ignácio
Luciana dos Santos
44.49   Puerto Rico (PUR)
Roxana Mercado
Militza Castro
Jennifer Gutiérrez
Celiangeli Morales
44.50 NR   Colombia (COL)
Melisa Murillo
Felipa Palacios
Darlenys Obregón
Norma González
4×400 metres relay   Mexico (MEX)
Ruth Grajeda
Gabriela Medina
Mayra González
Nallely Vela
3:33.56   Colombia (COL)
Rosibel García
Muriel Coneo
Darlenys Obregón
Norma González
3:37.71   Puerto Rico (PUR)
Beatriz Cruz
Maritza Salas
Arelys Caro
Lizaira Del Valle
10,000 metres walk   Ana Cabecinha (POR) 45:45.03   Evelyn Núñez (GUA) 46:19.48 NR   María José Poves (ESP) 46:24.09
High jump   Marta Mendía (ESP) 1.84 m   Juana Arrendel (DOM) 1.84 m   Marierlis Rojas (VEN) 1.84 m
Pole vault   Fabiana Murer (BRA) 4.56 m CR AR   Joana Costa (BRA)
  Mari Mar Sánchez (ESP)
4.10 m
4.10 m
Not awarded
Long jump   Keila Costa (BRA) 6.54 m   Luciana dos Santos (BRA) 6.25 m   Adriana Severino (DOM) 6.09 m
Triple jump   Patricia Sarrapio (ESP) 13.82 m   Johanna Triviño (COL) 13.55 m   Gisele de Oliveira (BRA) 13.35 m
Shot put   Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 16.99 m   Irache Quintanal (ESP) 16.20 m   Rocío Comba (ARG) 15.11 m
Discus throw   Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 58.67 m   Irache Quintanal (ESP) 53.77 m   Marianne Berndt (CHI) 50.05 m
Hammer throw   Amarilys Alméstica (PUR) 66.21 m NR   Vânia Silva (POR) 64.59 m   Dolores Pedrares (ESP) 64.52 m
Javelin throw   Alessandra Resende (BRA) 55.12 m   Coralys Ortiz (PUR) 37.86 m Two entrants only
Heptathlon   Juana Castillo (DOM) 5860 pts CR NR   Elizete da Silva (BRA) 5468 pts   Francia Manzanillo (DOM) 5448 pts

Medal tableEdit

Fabiana Murer broke regional and championship pole vault records.
Irving Saladino won Panama's sole medal in the men's long jump.

  *   Host nation (Puerto Rico)

1  Brazil1713535
2  Spain610723
3  Colombia44311
4  Puerto Rico*351018
5  Dominican Republic3328
6  Argentina3227
7  Portugal2215
8  Mexico2136
9  Uruguay1113
10  Venezuela1034
11  Ecuador1001
13  Chile0257
14  Bolivia0101
Totals (15 nations)444542131
  • Note: The official medal count from the 2010 RFEA report incorrectly states that Chile won four silvers and six bronze medals. Furthermore, it does not list Heber Viera's 200 m silver medal in Uruguay's tally.[3]


Of the twenty-nine member nations of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo twenty-three sent delegations to the 2006 championships. Andorra, admitted into the organisation in 2005, competed for the first time. All the African nations, except for Angola, were absent, as was the region leader Cuba. A total of 313 athletes took part at the event.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pgs. 193-201). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  2. ^ a b Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2006-05-29). Strong jump performances highlight the Iberoamerican Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-01-06.
  3. ^ El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pg. 201). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-09.
  4. ^ El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pg. 214). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-08.