2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics
|22nd Central American and Caribbean Championships|
|Host city||Havana, Cuba|
|Date(s)||3 – 7 July|
|Main stadium||Estadio Panamericano|
|Participation||422 athletes from |
|Records set||10 Championship records|
The host country Cuba dominated the tournament, winning the most gold, silver, and bronze medals, and finishing with a total of 53 medals. Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago were joint second with two gold, five silver and seven bronze medals. Colombia, Puerto Rico and Saint Kitts and Nevis also picked up two gold medals.
Three athletes won double golds: Virgil Hodge won the 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay titles, Emmanuel Callender won the 100 metres then helped the Trinidad and Tobago relay team to victory, while Yudileyvis Castillo completed a 5000 and 10,000 metres double.
The 2009 edition of the Championships saw a number of nations win their first gold medal in the history of the competition. Shara Proctor took the long jump gold for Anguilla, Tahesia Harrigan won the British Virgin Islands' first gold in the 100 metres, and the Saint Kitts and Nevis relay team won the country's first ever gold medal in women's events.
A number of invitational guest athletes competed at the Championships. Although each country could only have two representatives, it could also enter additional athletes. Their performances, however, were not eligible for medals at the competition. Cuba entered a number of athletes and relay teams in this way. One such competitor, Arnie David Giralt, recorded 17.46 m in the triple jump, which was ultimately better than gold medallist Alexis Copello's best jump.
|Yeimer López||800 metres||Cuba||1:45.56 min||CR|
|Ryan Brathwaite||110 metres hurdles||Barbados||13.43 s||CR|
|Javier Culson||400 metres hurdles||Puerto Rico||48.51 s||CR|
|José Alberto Sánchez||3000 metres steeplechase||Cuba||8:30.08 min||CR|
|Alexis Copello||Triple jump||Cuba||17.33 m||CR|
|Guillermo Martínez||Javelin throw||Cuba||82.16 m||CR|
|Leonel Suárez||Decathlon||Cuba||8654 pts||CR NR|
|Yudileyvis Castillo||10,000 metres||Cuba||33:50.68 min||CR|
|4×100 metres relay||Saint Kitts and Nevis||43.53 s||NR|
|4×100 metres relay||Cayman Islands||39.54 s||NR|
|4×100 metres relay||United States Virgin Islands||39.89 s||NR|
|Yarisley Silva||Pole vault||Cuba||4.40 m||CR|
|Yargelis Savigne||Triple jump||Cuba||14.97 m||CR|
|Misleydis González||Shot put||Cuba||19.13 m||CR|
|Arasay Thondike||Hammer throw||Cuba||71.32 m||CR|
|Rosa Rodríguez||Hammer throw||Venezuela||69.06 m||NR|
|AR — Area record • CR — Championship record • NR — National record|
- For full event details see 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics – Results
Cuba)Host nation (
|Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||2||5||7||14|
|5||Puerto Rico (PUR)||2||0||4||6|
|6||Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)||2||0||1||3|
|9||El Salvador (ESA)||1||0||1||2|
|10||British Virgin Islands (IVB)||1||0||0||1|
|Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)||1||0||0||1|
|Saint Lucia (LCA)||1||0||0||1|
|13||Dominican Republic (DOM)||0||3||1||4|
|16||Antigua and Barbuda (ATG)||0||1||0||1|
|Cayman Islands (CAY)||0||1||0||1|
|Costa Rica (CRC)||0||1||0||1|
|Totals (20 nations)||43||43||43||129|
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