1974 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics
|I Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships|
|Host city||Maracaibo, Venezuela|
|Participation||about 196 athletes from
The 1st Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships was held in Maracaibo, Venezuela on 12–15 December 1974, one and a half year after having already hosted the 4th CAC senior championships in July 1973.
The athletes from Mexico gained most of the gold medals. In the total medal count, Venezuela equalizes the Mexican result, both countries gaining 21 each.
In the under-20 men category, Anthony Husbands, Trinidad and Tobago, won two gold (100m, 200m) and one silver medal (4x100m relay), double gold was won by José Briano from Mexico (3000m, 5000m), and Carmelo Martínez from Cuba (Long jump, Triple jump).
In the under-20 women category, Dorothy Scott, Jamaica, won three golds (100m, Long jump, 4x100m relay), and Maureen Gottschalk, Jamaica, gained two golds (200m, 4x400m relay) and one bronze medal (400m).
The event saw an early appearance of Ernesto Canto, Mexico, who the won the gold medal in the men's 20 kilometre walk event at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States. He was successful in the 10000 metres Track Walk competition. Moreover, Luis Delís from Cuba won the Discus competition. He was going to win the bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union, as well as silver at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and bronze at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy.
Male Junior A (under 20)
Female Junior A (under 20)
Medal table (unofficial)
|5||Trinidad and Tobago||4||7||3||14|
Detailed result lists can be found on the World Junior Athletics History website. An unofficial count yields the number of about 196 athletes from about 10 countries:
- Athletics Weekly, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNDER 20 MEN), retrieved August 8, 2011
- Athletics Weekly, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNDER 20 WOMEN), retrieved August 8, 2011
- World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved August 8, 2011