2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics

The 2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (Spanish: XV Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was the fifteenth edition of the international athletics competition between Ibero-American nations. It was held at the Polideportivo Máximo Viloria in Barquisimeto, Venezuela between 8–10 June. Twenty-five nations and a total of 398 athletes participated at the competition.[1]

XV Ibero-American Championships
Dates8 – 10 June
Host cityBarquisimeto, Venezuela
VenuePolideportivo Máximo Viloria
Participation362 athletes from
24 nations
Records set4 Championship records

Initially set to be held in the country's capital Caracas, the competition was moved to Maracay in April 2011.[2] The Venezuelan Sports Ministry had not committed any funds for the event.[3] As a result, the president of the Venezuelan Athletics Federation, Wilfredy León, rescheduled the event following the promise of the Aragua state governor Rafael Isea to help build a new stadium for the championships.[4][5] However, the new stadium and purpose-built accommodation for the event were not ready within schedule. The event was postponed from May to June, but the project remained off-target and in May 2012 Héctor Rodríguez, the Venezuelan Sports Minister, declared that the competition would be held in Barquisimeto (the host of the 2003 South American Championships).[6]

The highlight performances were two South American records by Brazilians in the women's section. Andressa de Morais threw a record in the discus throw and Lucimara da Silva's heptathlon score was also a Championship record.[7] Barquisimeto native Rosa Rodríguez also set a championship record in the women's hammer throw,[8] while Colombia's James Rendon was the only man to break a competition record, bettering the 20,000 metres walk time.[7]

Argentine thrower German Lauro won both the men's shot put and discus events.[9] Ecuador's Álex Quiñónez was the only other athlete to take two individual titles (100 m and 200 m), although Evelyn dos Santos came close by winning the 200 m and finishing second in the 100 m. Becoming one of the oldest gold medallists at the competition, 39-year-old Romary Rifka, who first participated in 1988, won the women's high jump.[8] Brazil, which sent the largest delegation, topped the medal table with fourteen gold medals and a total of 44 overall. Cuba (leaders in 2010) came second with eight golds and eighteen medals. Colombia was third, on six golds, and the hosts Venezuela performed well on home turf, taking fourth place in the table and ten medals from the competition. In addition to the two area records, eleven national records were broken during the competition.[10]

Medal summaryEdit

For full event details see 2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   Álex Quiñónez (ECU) 10.33   Sandro Viana (BRA) 10.42   Carlos Rodriguez (PUR) 10.60
200 metres   Álex Quiñónez (ECU) 20.34 NR   Aldemir Gomes da Silva (BRA) 20.57   Sandro Viana (BRA) 20.69
400 metres   Anderson Henriques (BRA) 45.59   William Collazo (CUB) 45.80   Arturo Ramirez (VEN) 45.84
800 metres   Andy González (CUB) 1:46.93   Fabiano Peçanha (BRA) 1:47.15   Tayron Reyes (DOM) 1:48.03 NR
1500 metres   Leandro de Oliveira (BRA) 3:47.76   Alberto Imedio (ESP) 3:48.46   Carlos Díaz (CHI) 3:48.50
3000 metres   Víctor Aravena (CHI) 8:04.46   Leslie Encima (CHI) 8:04.99   Flávio Seholhe (MOZ) 8:05.64 NR
5000 metres   Marvin Blanco (VEN) 14:19.89   Javier Carriqueo (ARG) 14:22.12   Veiga Escobedo (MEX) 14:23.36
110 metres hurdles   Ignacio Morales (CUB) 13.54   Hector Cotto (PUR) 13.69   Francisco López (ESP) 13.77
400 metres hurdles   Eric Alejandro (PUR) 49.36   Amauri Valle (CUB) 49.69   Hederson Estefani (BRA) 49.71
3000 metres steeplechase   José Peña (VEN) 8:37.67   Marvin Blanco (VEN) 8:45.34   Gladson Barbosa (BRA) 8:50.84
4×100 metres relay   Brazil (BRA)
Carlos Moares
Sandro Viana
Nilson André
Aldemir da Silva
38.95   Venezuela (VEN)
Jermaine Chirinos
Arturo Ramírez
Diego Rivas
José Eduardo Acevedo
39.01 NR   Ecuador (ECU)
Jhon Valencia
Franklin Nazareno
Jhon Tamayo
Álex Quiñónez
4×400 metres relay   Cuba (CUB)
Noel Ruiz
Raidel Acea
Orestes Rodríguez
Williams Collazo
3:00.43   Venezuela (VEN)
Arturo Ramírez
Albert Bravo
José Meléndez
Omar Longart
3:01.70   Dominican Republic (DOM)
Gustavo Cuesta
Yon Soriano
Winder Cuevas
Luguelin Santos
20,000 metres walk   James Rendon (COL) 1:26:12.03 CR   Moacir Zimmermann (BRA) 1:29:15.59   Rubén Abreu (CUB) 1:30:09.14
High jump   Wanner Miller (COL) 2.28 m   Guilherme Cobbo (BRA) 2.25 m   Diego Ferrín (ECU) 2.25 m
Pole vault   Germán Chiaraviglio (ARG) 5.40 m   Augusto Dutra (BRA) 5.30 m   Yanquier Lara (CUB) 5.20 m
Long jump   Georni Jaramillo (VEN) 8.02 m   Jean Marie Okutu (ESP) 7.87 m   Rogério Bispo (BRA) 7.67 m
Triple jump   Yoandri Betanzos (CUB) 16.75 m   Jefferson Sabino (BRA) 16.70 m   Jonathan Henrique Silva (BRA) 16.48 m
Shot put   German Lauro (ARG) 20.13 m   Carlos Velis (CUB) 19.97 m   Darlan Romani (BRA) 18.93 m
Discus throw   Germán Lauro (ARG) 63.55 m   Ronald Julião (BRA) 61.67 m   Pedro Cuesta (ESP) 59.77 m
Hammer throw   Roberto Janet (CUB) 72.74 m   Wagner Domingos (BRA) 71.91 m   Juan Cerra (ARG) 70.86 m
Javelin throw   Braian Toledo (ARG) 77.33 m   Arley Ibargüen (COL) 76.48 m   Dayron Márquez (COL) 76.48 m
Decathlon   Luiz Alberto Araújo (BRA) 7772 pts   Anderson Venâncio (BRA) 7482 pts   Tiago Marco (POR) 7338 pts


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   Rosângela Santos (BRA) 11.41   Evelyn dos Santos (BRA) 11.44   María Alejandra Idrobo (COL) 11.53
200 metres   Evelyn dos Santos (BRA) 22.99   María Alejandra Idrobo (COL) 23.20   Mariely Sánchez (DOM) 23.26
400 metres   Daisurami Bonne (CUB) 52.27   Geisa Coutinho (BRA) 52.66   Joelma Sousa (BRA) 52.72
800 metres   Rosibel García (COL) 2:03.00   Rose Mary Almanza (CUB) 2:03.29   Adriana Muñoz (CUB) 2:03.71
1500 metres   Adriana Muñoz (CUB) 4:20.36   Andrea Ferris (PAN) 4:20.50   Sandra López (MEX) 4:21.00
3000 metres   Tatiele Carvalho (BRA) 9:20.07   Nadia Rodriguez (ARG) 9:23.17   Catarina Ribeiro (POR) 9:26.98
5000 metres   Sandra Lopez (MEX) 16:10.77   Fabiana Cristine da Silva (BRA) 16:12.20   Nadia Rodriguez (ARG) 16:18.51
100 metres hurdles   Eliecith Palacios (COL) 13.15   Belkis Milanés (CUB) 13.21   Lavonne Idlette (DOM) 13.24
400 metres hurdles   Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 56.99   Sharolyn Scott (CRC) 57.11   Yolanda Osana (DOM) 57.15
3000 metres steeplechase   Yony Ninahuaman (PER) 10:24.95   María Mancebo (DOM) 10:28.86   Eliane Luanda Pereira (BRA) 10:44.36
4×100 metres relay   Brazil (BRA)
Geisa Coutinho
Lucimar de Moura
Evelyn dos Santos
Rosângela Santos
43.90   Dominican Republic (DOM)
Mariely Sánchez
Fany Chalas
Marleny Mejía
Margarita Manzueta
44.04 NR   Colombia (COL)
Eliecit Palacios
María Alejandra Idrobo
Nelcy Caicedo
Darlenys Obregón
4×400 metres relay   Brazil (BRA)
Joelma das Neves
Jailma de Lima
Geisa Coutinho
Lucimar Teodoro
3:28.56   Cuba (CUB)
Aimée Martínez
Daysurami Bonne
Rosemarie Almanza
Adriana Muñoz
3:29.13   Dominican Republic (DOM)
Santa Félix
Yolanda Osana
Marleny Mejía
Raysa Sánchez
10,000 metres walk   Arabelly Orjuela (COL) 46:21.69   Ingrid Hernandez (COL) 48:48.81   Milangela Rosales (VEN) 48:10.81
High jump   Romary Rifka (MEX) 1.89 m   Aline Santos (BRA) 1.84 m   Monica Araújo de Freitas (BRA) 1.81 m
Pole vault   Dailis Caballero (CUB) 4,50 m   Karla da Rosa (BRA) 4,10 m   Sara Pereira (BRA) 4,10 m
Long jump   Eliane Martins (BRA) 6.55 m   Macarena Reyes (CHI) 6.14 m   Giselle de Albuquerque (BRA) 6.14 m
Triple jump   Susana Costa (POR) 13.64 m   Gisele Lima (BRA) 13.46 m   Gisele Landazury (COL) 13.28 m
Shot put   Geisa Arcanjo (BRA) 18.84 m   Natalia Ducó (CHI) 18.46 m   Misleydis González (CUB) 18.03 m
Discus throw   Andressa de Morais (BRA) 64.21 m AR   Fernanda Martins (BRA) 57.87 m   Karen Gallardo (CHI) 57.40 m
Hammer throw   Rosa Rodríguez (VEN) 71.76 m CR   Jennifer Dahlgren (ARG) 71.23 m   Johana Moreno (COL) 68.58 m
Javelin throw   Flor Denis Ruiz (COL) 58.21 m   Leryn Franco (PAR) 57.77 m NR   Laila Ferrer e Silva (BRA) 57.14 m
Heptathlon   Lucimara da Silva (BRA) 6160 pts AR, CR   Thaymara Rivas (VEN) 5622 pts =NR   Tamara de Sousa (BRA) 5548 pts

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Venezuela)

1  Brazil14171344
2  Cuba86418
3  Colombia63514
4  Venezuela*44210
5  Argentina4329
6  Ecuador2024
8  Chile1326
9  Puerto Rico1113
10  Portugal1023
11  Peru1001
12  Dominican Republic0268
13  Spain0224
14  Costa Rica0101
17  Mozambique0011
Totals (17 nations)444444132

Participating nationsEdit

Twenty-four members of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo sent athletes to the event. The level of athlete participation (362 in total) was relatively high compared to previous years although non-American countries representation was rather poor.[11] Aruba participated for the first time. The five member nations not competing were Andorra, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.


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