Simoncito Silvera

Simoncito Silvera (born 20 August 1982) is a Venezuelan former track and field athlete who specialised in the 800 metres. He holds a personal best of 1:47.26 minutes for the distance. He is a four-time medallist at the South American Championships in Athletics, including 800 m bronze medals in 2001 and 2003. He won five national titles over 800 m from 1999 to 2005.[1] He was a double bronze medallist at the 2004 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics.[2]

Simoncito Silvera
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Venezuela
South American Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Manaus 800 m
Gold medal – first place 2001 Manaus 4 × 400 m relay
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Barquisimeto 800 m
Silver medal – second place 2007 São Paulo 4 × 400 m relay

Silvera enjoyed success with the Venezuelan men's 4 × 400 metres relay team, winning the gold medal at the 2001 South American Championships in Athletics and a silver at the same event in 2007. He represented his country in that event at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics.

As a young athlete, he was among the most promising runners of his generation, having own gold medals at the South American Youth Championships in Athletics and the South American Junior Championships in Athletics.[3][4] His winning time of 1:48.53 minutes for the 800 m at the junior competition remains a championship record, as of 2016. He won silver medals at Central American and Caribbean Junior and South American Under-23 levels.[5][6] Silvera competed for his country at the 1999 World Youth Championships in Athletics and the 2000 World Junior Championships in Athletics.

Personal bestsEdit

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1998 South American Youth Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st 800 m 1:58.54
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:23.96
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th (h) 800 m 1:56.41
2000 South American Junior Championships São Leopoldo, Brazil 2nd 800 m 1:50.54
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:16.77
CAC Junior Championships San Juan, Puerto Rico 2nd 800 m 1:52.28
2nd 1500 m 3:58.76
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:12.59
World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.71
Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 800 m 1:50.61
9th 1500 m 4:00.16
2001 CAC Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 3rd 800 m 1:48.12
South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 3rd 800 m 1:48.54
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.31
World Championships Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 8th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.37
Bolivarian Games Ambato, Ecuador 1st 800 m 1:50.02
Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st 800 m 1:50.95
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:14.06
South American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st 400 m 46.54
1st 800 m 1:48.53 CR
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.91
2003 CAC Championships St. George's, Grenada 6th 800 m 1:51.00
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.44
South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 3rd 800 m 1:48.31
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.52
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 3rd 800 m 1:47.26
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:10.41
South American U23 Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 2nd 800 m 1:47.53
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:09.00
2005 Bolivarian Games Armenia, Colombia 1st 800 m 1:51.26
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.16
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 8th 800 m 1:50.12
CAC Games Cartagena, Colombia 8th 800 m 1:52.46
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 4th 800 m 1:50.18
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.88
ALBA Games Caracas, Venezuela 3rd 800m 1:49.13

National titlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venezuelan Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.
  2. ^ Ibero-American Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.
  3. ^ South American Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.
  4. ^ South American Youth Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.
  5. ^ South American U23 Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ CAC Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.
  7. ^ Simoncito Silveira. All-Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-09-17.

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