1968 Central American Championships in Athletics

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IV Central American Championships in Athletics
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Host city Managua, Nicaragua Nicaragua
Date(s) March 15-18
Main stadium Estadio Somoza
Level Senior
Participation 6 nations

The 4th Central American Championships in Athletics were held at the Estadio Somoza in Managua, Nicaragua, between March 15-18, 1968.

Participation[edit]

Athletes from 6 nations participated in the event.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

A couple of results could be retrieved from a variety of articles from the archive of Costa Rican newspaper La Nación.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Eustace Brice (CRC)
200 metres
400 metres
800 metres  Esteban Valle (NCA)
1500 metres  Julio Quevedo (GUA) 4:02.3  Luis Gamboa (CRC) 4:12.5
5000 metres  Rafael Ángel Pérez (CRC) 14:54 AR
10000 metres  Rafael Ángel Pérez (CRC) 31:17.5  Rafael Ángel Sandí (CRC) 32:45.5
Marathon  Carlos Cuque López (GUA) 2:39:12   (GUA)   (GUA)
3000 metres steeplechase
110 metres hurdles
400 metres hurdles
High Jump
Pole Vault  Julio Rossi (PAN) 3.90
Long Jump  Salomón Rowe (GUA) 6.43  Leroy Roper (CRC) 6.24
Triple Jump  David Douglas (GUA) 12.90
Shot Put
Discus Throw
Hammer Throw
Javelin Throw  Donald Vélez (NCA) 55.96
Pentathlon  Donald Vélez (NCA)  Leroy Roper (CRC) 4334
20 Kilometres Road Walk
4 x 100 metres relay  Guatemala
4 x 400 metres relay

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Sandra Johnson (CRC)  Jean Robotham (CRC)
200 metres  Sandra Johnson (CRC) 26.7  Jean Robotham (CRC) 27.9
400 metres  Jean Robotham (CRC) 64.5  Miriam Castro (CRC) 65.6
800 metres  Silvia Molina (GUA) 2:35.8  Sandra Johnson (CRC) 2:35.9
80 metres hurdles
High Jump
Long Jump  Sandra Johnson (CRC) 4.32
Shot Put
Discus Throw  Flory Quesada (CRC) 30.65
Javelin Throw  Mery Streber (NCA) 29.99
Pentathlon  Silvia Molina (GUA)  Sandra Johnson (CRC)  Jean Robotham (CRC)
4 x 100 metres relay  Costa Rica
Jean Robotham
Sandra Johnson
Ana Flora Climent
Miriam Castro

Medals[edit]

Costa Rica won a total of 22 medals.[6][7]

Team rankings[edit]

Costa Rica came in third in the team ranking of the men's category. Guatemala won the team ranking of the women's category with 85 points, Costa Rica came in second gaining 84.5 points.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comenzó Campeonato Centroamericano de Atletismo (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 13, 1968 (original date: March 15, 1968), p. 109 (original page no.: 82), retrieved September 24, 2012 
  2. ^ Con tiempo record: Rafael Ángel Pérez ganó medalla de oro en el centroamericano (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 16, 1968, p. 34 (original page no.: 66), retrieved August 22, 2012 
  3. ^ Costa Rica: 2 medallas, 11 puntos y un nuevo record ayer en el Centroamericano (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 17, 1968, p. 89 (original page no.: 97), retrieved August 22, 2012 
  4. ^ Costa Rica a un punto de ganar el Campeonato Centroamericano de Atletismo en la rama feminina; ha conquistado 22 medallas (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 18, 1968, pp. 116–117 (original page no.: 36–39), retrieved August 18, 2012 
  5. ^ a b En feminino: Costa Rica, Subcampeón Centroamericano de Atletismo (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 19, 1968, pp. 23 (original page no.: 45), retrieved September 24, 2012 
  6. ^ a b Sin medallas regresaron los atletas nacionales (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 19, 1968, pp. 23 (original page no.: 45), retrieved September 24, 2012 
  7. ^ a b Atletismo: Un oasis de esperanza en nuestro desordenado deporte (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, March 19, 1968, pp. 23 (original page no.: 45), retrieved September 24, 2012