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Athletics at the 1979 Pan American Games

Athletics competitions at the 1979 Pan American Games in San Juan were held from July 7 to 14[1] at the Estadio Sixto Escobar.[2]

Athletics at the VIII Pan American Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
VenuesEstadio Sixto Escobar
DatesJuly 7–14, 1979
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Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States25161152
2  Cuba610925
3  Canada331218
4  Mexico3227
5  Brazil2136
6  Jamaica0213
7  Guyana0202
8  Argentina0101
  Bahamas0101
  Colombia0101
11  Virgin Islands0011
Totals (11 nations)393939117

MedalistsEdit

Key
GR Pan American Games record

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Silvio Leonard
  Cuba
10.13 Harvey Glance
  United States
10.19 Emmit King
  United States
10.30
200 metres
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Silvio Leonard
  Cuba
20.37 James Gilkes
  Guyana
20.46 Don Coleman
  United States
20.56
400 metres
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Tony Darden
  United States
45.11 Alberto Juantorena
  Cuba
45.24 Willie Smith
  United States
45.3
800 metres
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James Robinson
  United States
1:46.3 GR Alberto Juantorena
  Cuba
1:46.4 Agberto Guimarães
  Brazil
1:46.8
1500 metres
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Don Paige
  United States
3:40.4 GR Todd Harbour
  United States
3:41.5 Agberto Guimarães
  Brazil
3:41.5
5000 metres
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Matt Centrowitz
  United States
14:01.0 Herb Lindsay
  United States
14:04.1 Rodolfo Gómez
  Mexico
14:05.0
10,000 metres
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Rodolfo Gómez
  Mexico
29:02.4 Enrique Aquino
  Mexico
29:03.9 Frank Shorter
  United States
29:06.4
110 metres hurdles
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Renaldo Nehemiah
  United States
13.20 GR Alejandro Casañas
  Cuba
13.46 Charles Foster
  United States
13.56
400 metres hurdles
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James Walker
  United States
49.66 Antônio Dias Ferreira
  Brazil
50.85 Frank Montiéh
  Cuba
51.30
3000 metres steeplechase
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Henry Marsh
  United States
8:43.6 William McCullough
  United States
8:44.7 Demetrio Cabanillos
  Mexico
8:52.4
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States
Harvey Glance
Mike Roberson
Cliff Wiley
Steve Riddick
38.85   Cuba
Alejandro Casañas
Juan Saborit
Silvio Leonard
Osvaldo Lara
39.14   Brazil
Milton de Castro
Rui da Silva
Nelson dos Santos
Altevir de Araújo
39.44
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Tony Darden
Maurice Peoples
Herman Frazier
James Walker
3:03.8   Jamaica
Colin Bradford
Floyd Brown
Ian Stapleton
Bert Cameron
3:04.7   Cuba
Alberto Juantorena
Pedro Tanis
Carlos Álvarez
Frank Montiéh
3:06.3
Marathon
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Radamés González
  Cuba
2:24:09 Luis Barbosa
  Colombia
2:24:44 Rich Hughson
  Canada
2:25:34
20 kilometres walk
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Daniel Bautista
  Mexico
1:28:15 GR Neal Pyke
  United States
1:30:17 Todd Scully
  United States
1:32:30
50 kilometres walk
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Raúl González
  Mexico
4:05:17 GR Martín Bermúdez
  Mexico
4:11:13 Marco Evoniuk
  United States
4:24:20
High jump
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Franklin Jacobs
  United States
2.26 GR Benn Fields
  United States
2.19 Milton Ottey
  Canada
2.19
Pole vault
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Bruce Simpson
  Canada
5.15 Greg Woepse
  United States
5.05 Brian Morrissette
  Virgin Islands
4.85
Long jump
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João Carlos de Oliveira
  Brazil
8.18 David Giralt
  Cuba
8.15 Carl Lewis
  United States
8.13
Triple jump
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João Carlos de Oliveira
  Brazil
17.27 Willie Banks
  United States
16.88 James Butts
  United States
16.69
Shot put
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Dave Laut
  United States
20.22 GR Bishop Dolegiewicz
  Canada
19.67 Bruno Pauletto
  Canada
19.61
Discus throw
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Mac Wilkins
  United States
63.30 Bradley Cooper
  Bahamas
62.16 GR Luis Delís
  Cuba
61.70
Hammer throw
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Scott Neilson
  Canada
69.64 GR Armando Orozco
  Cuba
68.48 Genovevo Morejón
  Cuba
67.66
Javelin throw
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Duncan Atwood
  United States
84.16 GR Antonio González
  Cuba
84.12 Raúl Pupo
  Cuba
81.96
Decathlon
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Bobby Coffman
  United States
8078 GR Tito Steiner
  Argentina
7638 Zenon Smiechowski
  Canada
7337

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Evelyn Ashford
  United States
11.07 Brenda Morehead
  United States
11.11 Angella Taylor
  Canada
11.36
200 metres
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Evelyn Ashford
  United States
22.24 Angella Taylor
  Canada
22.74 Merlene Ottey
  Jamaica
22.79
400 metres
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Sharon Dabney
  United States
51.81 June Griffith
  Guyana
51.81 Patricia Jackson
  United States
52.32
800 metres
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Essie Kelley
  United States
2:01.2 GR Julie Brown
  United States
2:01.2 Aurelia Pentón
  Cuba
2:02.1
1500 metres
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Mary Decker
  United States
4:05.7 GR Julie Brown
  United States
4:06.4 Penny Werthner
  Canada
4:14.8
3000 metres
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Jan Merrill
  United States
8:53.6 GR Julie Brown
  United States
8:59.9 Geri Fitch
  Canada
9:35.7
100 metres hurdles
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Deby LaPlante
  United States
12.90 Sharon Lane
  Canada
13.56 Grisel Machado
  Cuba
13.60
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States
Valerie Brisco
Chandra Cheeseborough
Brenda Morehead
Karen Hawkins
43.30   Jamaica
Lelieth Hodges
Rosie Allwood
Carmetta Drummond
Merlene Ottey
44.18   Cuba
Eloína Echevarría
Isabel Taylor
Marta Zulueta
Silvia Chivás
46.26
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Essie Kelley
Sharon Dabney
Patricia Jackson
Rosalyn Bryant
3:29.4 GR   Cuba
Ana Luisa Guibert
Nery McKeen
Ana Fidelia Quirot
Aurelia Pentón
3:36.3a   Canada
Anne Mackie-Morelli
Jeanette Wood
Marita Payne
Micheline Racette
3:37.6a
High jump
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Louise Ritter
  United States
1.93 GR Pam Spencer
  United States
1.87 Debbie Brill
  Canada
1.85
Long jump
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Kathy McMillan
  United States
6.46 Ana Alexander
  Cuba
6.31 Eloína Echevarría
  Cuba
6.27
Shot put
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María Elena Sarría
  Cuba
18.81 GR Maren Seidler
  United States
18.57 Carmen Ionesco
  Canada
16.50
Discus throw
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Carmen Romero
  Cuba
60.58 GR María Cristina Betancourt
  Cuba
60.44 Carmen Ionesco
  Canada
57.14
Javelin throw
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María Caridad Colón
  Cuba
62.30 GR Lynn Cannon
  United States
56.18 Cathy Sulinski
  United States
55.82
Pentathlon
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Diane Konihowski
  Canada
4605 Jodi Anderson
  United States
4434 Jill Ross
  Canada
4112

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Memoria VIII Juegos Deportivos Panamericanos San Juan, Puerto Rico 1979 (PDF) (in Spanish). 1979 Pan American Games Organising Committee (COPAN 79). 1981. p. 231.
  2. ^ Memoria VIII Juegos Deportivos Panamericanos San Juan, Puerto Rico 1979 (PDF) (in Spanish). 1979 Pan American Games Organising Committee (COPAN 79). 1981. p. 197.