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Solange Marilú Witteveen (born 6 February 1976) is a retired Argentine high jumper.[1] She won a gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games. She also represented Argentina at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Solange Witteveen
Personal information
Full nameSolange Marilú Witteveen
Nationality Argentina
Born (1976-02-06) February 6, 1976 (age 43)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight59 kg (130 lb)



Witteveen was born in Buenos Aires. Her personal best jump is 1.96 metres, achieved in September 1997 in Oristano.[2] This is the current South American record.[3]

Among her achievements, Witteveen won the 1997 South American Championships, the 1998 South American Games and the 1999 Pan American Games, as well as winning a bronze medal at the 1999 Summer Universiade. In both of her appearances at the Olympic Games, she cleared 1.89 m, finishing 20th overall in 2000 and 23rd in 2004.

In 2001, at the South American Championships, she jumped 1.97 metres which would be the new South American record. She, however, failed a doping test for a banned substance and was disqualified from competition for two years.[4]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Argentina
1992 South American Youth Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd High jump 1.70 m
1993 South American Junior Championships Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela 1st High jump 1.75 m
1994 Ibero-American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 5th High jump 1.65 m
South American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 2nd High jump 1.76 m
1995 Pan American Games Mar del Plata, Argentina 7th High jump 1.75 m
Pan American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd Long jump 5.67 m
South American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd High jump 1.74 m
1996 Ibero-American Championships Medellín, Colombia 6th High jump 1.80 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 21st (q) High jump 1.80 m
South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 1st High jump 1.89 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 16th (q) High jump 1.92 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 6th High jump 1.91 m
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd High jump 1.83 m
South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st High jump 1.75 m A
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia High jump NM
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 3rd High jump 1.93 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 1st High jump 1.88 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 30th (q) High jump 1.85 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st High jump 1.87 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 20th (q) High jump 1.89 m
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 4 × 100 m relay DQ
High jump DQ
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 7th High jump 1.80 m
World Championships Paris, France 18th (q) High jump 1.85 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 5th High jump 1.86 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 23rd (q) High jump 1.89 m
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 2nd High jump 1.88 m
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 4th High jump 1.81 m
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 5th 100 m hurdles 14.79 s
4th 4 × 400 m relay 4:00.98 min
2nd High jump 1.82 m
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 2nd High jump 1.81 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th High jump 1.81 m
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 3rd High jump 1.83 m
4th Triple jump 12.39 m
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 2nd High jump 1.85 m
6th Triple jump 12.53 m

Personal bestsEdit




  1. ^ Solange Marilú Witteveen - Diploma Konex 2000: Atletismo (in Spanish), Fundación Konex, retrieved May 10, 2013
  2. ^ Solange Witteveen at IAAF
  3. ^ "Triple Jump Records". IAAF. Retrieved 4 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Solange Witteveen fue suspendida por doping" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 June 2014.

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