1956 South American Championships in Athletics

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The 1956 South American Championships in Athletics were held in the Chilean capital, Santiago.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Paulo de Fonseca
 Brazil
10.6 Gerardo Bönnhoff
 Argentina
10.7 João Pires Sobrinho
 Brazil
10.7
200 metres João Pires Sobrinho
 Brazil
21.5 Jaime Aparicio
 Colombia
21.7 Gerardo Bönnhoff
 Argentina
21.8
400 metres Jaime Aparicio
 Colombia
47.7 CR Zados Guardiola
 Colombia
48.2 Argemiro Roque
 Brazil
49.0
800 metres Ramón Sandoval
 Chile
1:49.0 CR Eduardo Balducci
 Argentina
1:51.5 Argemiro Roque
 Brazil
1:52.4
1500 metres Ramón Sandoval
 Chile
3:48.4 CR Eduardo Balducci
 Argentina
3:53.4 Waldo Sandoval
 Chile
3:54.5
5000 metres Osvaldo Suárez
 Argentina
14:30.8 CR Jaime Correa Córdoba
 Chile
14:47.8 Walter Lemos
 Argentina
14:51.7
10000 metres Osvaldo Suárez
 Argentina
30:12.2 CR Walter Lemos
 Argentina
30:27.4 Alfredo de Oliveira
 Brazil
31:41.0
Half marathon Osvaldo Suárez
 Argentina
1:08:54 CR Walter Lemos
 Argentina
1:09:00 Juan Silva
 Chile
1:10:31
3000 metres steeplechase Santiago Novas
 Chile
9:09.0 CR Sebastião Mendes
 Brazil
9:17.4 Guillermo Solá
 Chile
9:25.8
110 metres hurdles Ijoel da Silva
 Brazil
14.7 Estanislao Kocourek
 Argentina
14.9 Francisco Bergonzoni
 Brazil
15.1
400 metres hurdles Jaime Aparicio
 Colombia
52.0 CR Zados Guardiola
 Colombia
53.1 Anubes da Silva
 Brazil
54.2
High jump Oscar Bártoli
 Argentina
1.93 Ernesto Lagos
 Chile
1.90 Alberto Bacán
 Brazil
Juan Ruiz
 Chile
1.85
Pole vault José Infante
 Chile
3.90 José Rojas
 Chile
3.90 Fausto de Souza
 Brazil
3.90
Long jump Fermín Donazar
 Uruguay
7.23 Ary de Sá
 Brazil
7.14 Luís Akuta
 Brazil
7.10
Triple jump Jorgely Figueira
 Brazil
15.14 Luis Huarcaya
 Peru
14.59 Carlos Vera
 Chile
14.63
Shot put Alcides Dambrós
 Brazil
14.97 Rubén Scaraffia
 Argentina
14.72 Günther Kruse
 Argentina
13.97
Discus throw Günther Kruse
 Argentina
48.57 CR Hernán Haddad
 Chile
47.24 Pedro Ucke
 Argentina
46.56
Hammer throw Alejandro Díaz
 Chile
52.88 Edmundo Zúñiga
 Chile
51.71 Elvio Porta
 Argentina
51.55
Javelin throw Ricardo Heber
 Argentina
64.45 Néstor Matteucci
 Argentina
61.51 Carlos Monge
 Peru
59.20
Decathlon Héctor Menacho
 Peru
5670 Leonardo Kittsteiner
 Chile
5499 Aldo Ribeiro
 Brazil
5401
4 x 100 metres relay  Brazil 41.4  Argentina 41.5  Colombia 42.6
4 x 400 metres relay  Colombia 3:14.6 CR  Brazil 3:16.1  Argentina 3:16.8

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Gladys Erbetta
 Argentina
12.2 =CR Beatriz Kretschmer
 Chile
12.4 Eliana Gaete
 Chile
12.4
200 metres Beatriz Kretschmer
 Chile
25.5 =CR Gladys Erbetta
 Argentina
25.8 Martha Huby
 Peru
26.1
80 metres hurdles Wanda dos Santos
 Brazil
11.5 Eliana Gaete
 Chile
11.6 Ada Brener
 Argentina
11.9
High jump Nelly Gómez
 Chile
1.50 Elizabeth Müller
 Brazil
1.50 María Cañas
 Chile
Cleide Eloy
 Brazil
1.50
Long jump Gladys Erbetta
 Argentina
5.88 CR Ada Brener
 Argentina
5.41 Olga Bianchi
 Argentina
5.39
Shot put Eliana Bahamondes
 Chile
11.95 CR Pradelia Delgado
 Chile
11.84 Elizabeth Müller
 Brazil
11.31
Discus throw Isabel Avellán
 Argentina
44.08 CR Rosa Riveros
 Chile
38.22 Ingeborg Mello
 Argentina
38.08
Javelin throw Marlene Ahrens
 Chile
48.73 CR Carmen Venegas
 Chile
40.70 Adriana Silva
 Chile
38.91
4 x 100 metres relay  Argentina 48.6  Chile 49.3  Brazil 49.4

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Argentina 10 11 9 30
2  Chile 9 12 8 29
3  Brazil 7 4 13 24
4  Colombia 3 3 1 7
5  Peru 1 1 2 4
6  Uruguay 1 0 0 1

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