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Carmelita Viridiana Correa Silva (born 5 December 1988) is a Mexican track and field athlete who competes in the pole vault.[1][2] She is the Mexican record holder with her best of 4.18 metres and was the gold medallist at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics in 2013.

Carmelita Correa
Personal information
Full nameCarmelita Viridiana Correa Silva
Born5 December 1988 (1988-12-05) (age 30)
Tonalá, Chiapas, Mexico
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Country Mexico
Event(s)Pole vault
Updated on 7 January 2015.

Born in Tonalá, Chiapas,[3][4] she won her first international medal as a junior athlete, placing second at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships.[5] She followed this with eighth place at the 2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.[6] In her first year of competing as a senior in 2008 she set a best of 3.95 metres and placed fourth at the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics, held in Toluca. A Mexican record vault of 4.18 m came at the Olimpiada Nacional.[4]

She made her senior international debut in 2011 and placed fifth at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics and tenth at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. An appearance at the 2012 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics saw her finish seventh.[7] She won her first major medal in her native Mexico at the 2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics with a gold medal-winning vault of 3.95 m.[8]


Personal bestEdit

Event Result Venue Date
Pole vault 4.18 m   Hermosillo, Sonora 1 Jun 2009



  1. ^ Biography - CORREA Carmelita Viridiana, PASO, archived from the original on January 7, 2015, retrieved January 7, 2015
  2. ^ Biografía - General - CORREA Carmelita Viridiana, ODECABE, retrieved January 7, 2015
  3. ^ Carmelita Correa con sexto lugar (in Spanish), Noticias, Voz e Imágen de Chiapas, 25 November 2014, retrieved January 7, 2015
  4. ^ a b Rompe saltadora Carmelita Correa récord absoluto de salto con garrocha durante O.N. Archived 2013-04-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish). Atletismo en Mexico. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  5. ^ CAC Junior Championships 2006. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  6. ^ Pan American Junior Championships 2007 Archived 2013-08-31 at the Wayback Machine. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  7. ^ Carmelita Correa. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.
  8. ^ XXIV CAMPEONATO CENTROAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE. - 05/07/2013 to 07/07/2013 - ATLETISMO MAYOR - MORELIA, MICHOACAN - Resultados Archived 2013-07-17 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish). CACAC. Retrieved on 2013-07-15.

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