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|
|Dates||26 – 28 May 2006|
|Host city||Ponce, Puerto Rico|
|Venue||Estadio Francisco Montaner|
|Participation||313 athletes from |
|Records set||4 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.
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.
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.
In spite of there generally being a lower standard of performances than at previous meets, some athletes improved their national records. 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. 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.
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|Franciela Krasucki (BRA)||11.61||Belén Recio (ESP)||11.66||Celiangeli Morales (PUR)||11.72|
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|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
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|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)
Luciana dos Santos
|44.49|| Puerto Rico (PUR)
|44.50 NR|| Colombia (COL)
|4×400 metres relay|| Mexico (MEX)
|3:33.56|| Colombia (COL)
|3:37.71|| Puerto Rico (PUR)
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)
|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|
|Totals (15 nations)||44||45||42||131|
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.
- Andorra (3)
- Angola (7)
- Argentina (16)
- Bolivia (2)
- Brazil (48)
- Chile (13)
- Colombia (23)
- Costa Rica (2)
- Dominican Republic (38)
- Ecuador (1)
- Guatemala (8)
- Honduras (3)
- Mexico (19)
- Nicaragua (1)
- Panama (2)
- Paraguay (1)
- Peru (1)
- Portugal (8)
- Puerto Rico (63)
- El Salvador (3)
- Spain (35)
- Uruguay (4)
- Venezuela (12)
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