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Athletics at the 1959 Pan American Games

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The Athletics competition in the 1959 Pan American Games were held in Chicago, United States.

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Medal summaryEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Ray Norton
  United States
10.3w Mike Agostini
  West Indies
10.4w Enrique Figuerola
  Cuba
10.5w
200 metres Ray Norton
  United States
20.6w Les Carney
  United States
21.1w Mike Agostini
  West Indies
21.1w
400 metres George Kerr
  West Indies
46.1 Basil Ince
  West Indies
46.4 Malcolm Spence
  West Indies
46.6
800 metres Tom Murphy
  United States
1:49.4 George Kerr
  West Indies
1:49.4 Tony Seth
  West Indies
1:49.7
1500 metres Dyrol Burleson
  United States
3:49.1 Jim Grelle
  United States
3:49.9 Ed Moran
  United States
3:50.1
5000 metres Bill Dellinger
  United States
14:28.4 Osvaldo Suárez
  Argentina
14:28.6 Doug Kyle
  Canada
14:33.0
10000 metres Osvaldo Suárez
  Argentina
30:17.2 Doug Kyle
  Canada
30:18.0 Bob Soth
  United States
30:21.8
Marathon John J. Kelley
  United States
2:27:55 Jim Green
  United States
2:32:17 Gordon Dickson
  Canada
2:36:19
3000 metre steeplechase Phil Coleman
  United States
8:56.4 Charles "Deacon" Jones
  United States
8:56.6 Alfredo Tinoco
  Mexico
8:58.0
110 metres hurdles Hayes Jones
  United States
13.6w Lee Calhoun
  United States
13.7w Elias Gilbert
  United States
14.0w
400 metres hurdles Josh Culbreath
  United States
51.2 Dick Howard
  United States
51.3 Cliff Cushman
  United States
53.0
High jump Charles Dumas
  United States
2.10 Bob Gardner
  United States
2.03 Ernle Haisley
  West Indies
2.00
Pole vault Don Bragg
  United States
4.62 Jim Graham
  United States
4.32 Rolando Cruz
  Puerto Rico
4.32
Long jump Irvin "Bo" Roberson
  United States
7.97 Greg Bell
  United States
7.60 Lester Bird
  West Indies
7.46
Triple jump Adhemar da Silva
  Brazil
15.90 Herman Stokes
  United States
15.39 Bill Sharpe
  United States
15.25
Shot put Parry O'Brien
  United States
19.04 Dallas Long
  United States
18.51 Dave Davis
  United States
17.01
Discus throw Al Oerter
  United States
58.12 Dick Cochran
  United States
54.44 Parry O'Brien
  United States
51.84
Hammer throw Al Hall
  United States
59.71 Hal Connolly
  United States
59.67 Bob Backus
  United States
59.55
Javelin throw Buster Quist
  United States
70.50 Phil Conley
  United States
69.94 Al Cantello
  United States
69.82
Decathlon Dave Edstrom
  United States
7254 Phil Mulkey
  United States
6062 George Stulac
  Canada
5989
4 × 100 metres relay   United States
Hayes Jones
Robert Poynter
William Woodhouse
Ray Norton
40.4   Venezuela
Emilio Romero
Lloyd Murad
Clide Bones
Rafael Romero
41.1   West Indies
Clifton Bertrand
Mike Agostini
Wilton Jackson
Dennis Johnson
41.6
4 × 400 metres relay   West Indies
Mal Spence
Mel Spence
Basil Ince
George Kerr
3:05.3   United States
Eddie Southern
Josh Culbreath
Jack Yerman
David Mills
3:05.8   Puerto Rico
Ramón Zayas
Jossué Cains
Ivin Rodríguez
Manuel Rivera
3:12.4

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres Isabelle Daniels
  United States
7.4 Barbara Jones
  United States
7.4 Carlota Gooden
  Panama
7.4
100 metres Lucinda Williams
  United States
12.1 Wilma Rudolph
  United States
12.3 Carlota Gooden
  Panama
12.3
200 metres Lucinda Williams
  United States
24.2 Isabelle Daniels
  United States
24.8 Sally McCallum
  Canada
25.1
80 metres hurdles Bertha Díaz
  Cuba
11.2 Wanda dos Santos
  Brazil
11.5 Marion Monroe
  Canada
11.5
High jump Ann Marie Flynn
  United States
1.61 Renata Friedrichs
  Chile
Alice Whitty
  Canada
1.50 Not Awarded
Long jump Annie Smith
  United States
5.74 Margaret Matthews
  United States
5.73 Willye White
  United States
5.70
Shot put Earlene Brown
  United States
14.68 Sharon Shepherd
  United States
13.48 Wanda Wejzgrowicz
  United States
13.10
Discus throw Earlene Brown
  United States
49.31 Pamela Kurrell
  United States
42.19 Marjorie Larney
  United States
42.18
Javelin throw Marlene Ahrens
  Chile
45.38 Marjorie Larney
  United States
43.65 Amelia Wood
  United States
42.96
4 × 100 metres relay   United States
Isabelle Daniels
Barbara Jones
Lucinda Williams
Wilma Rudolph
46.4   Panama
Carlota Gooden
Jean Holmes-Mitchell
Marcela Daniel
Silvia Hunte
48.2   Canada
Sally McCallum
Valerie Jerome
Heather Campbell
Maureen Rever
48.5

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)26231362
2  West Indies23611
3  Argentina (ARG)1102
  Brazil (BRA)1102
  Chile (CHI)1102
6  Cuba (CUB)1012
7  Canada (CAN)0268
8  Panama (PAN)0123
9  Venezuela (VEN)0101
10  Puerto Rico (PUR)0022
11  Mexico (MEX)0011
Totals (11 nations)32333196

ReferencesEdit

Results
  • Olderr, Steven (2003). A Statistical History 1951–1999 Pan American Games. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-4336-9.