1978 South American Junior Championships in Athletics

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XII South American Junior Championships in Athletics
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Host city São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Date(s) December 15-17
Level Junior
Participation about 178 athletes from
8 nations
Events 34

The 12th South American Junior Championships in Athletics were held in São Paulo, Brazil, between December 15-17, 1978.[1]


Participation (unofficial)[edit]

Detailed result lists can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2] An unofficial count yields the number of about 178 athletes from about 8 countries: Argentina (33), Bolivia (6), Brazil (53), Chile (42), Colombia (13), Paraguay (8), Peru (9), Uruguay (14).

Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners are published for men[3] and women[4] Complete results can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Paulo Correia (BRA) 10.6  Elói Souza (BRA) 10.6  Carlos Gambetta (ARG) 10.8
200 metres  Carlos Gambetta (ARG) 22.0  Paulo Correia (BRA) 22.1  Alfredo Sancho (CHI) 22.5
400 metres  Antônio Díaz Ferreira (BRA) 46.7  Arturo Marino (CHI) 48.2  Nilton dos Santos (BRA) 48.3
800 metres  Antônio Díaz Ferreira (BRA) 1:50.3  Arturo Núñez (CHI) 1:50.9  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:51.0
1500 metres  Cristián Castillo (CHI) 3:58.9  Omar Ortega (ARG) 3:59.2  Roger Soler (PER) 3:59.5
5000 metres  Cláudio Ribeiro (BRA) 14:53.0  Cristián Castillo (CHI) 14:57.2  Jorge Santos (BRA) 15:16.5
2000 metres steeplechase  Cristián Castillo (CHI) 6:01.2  Humberto Ramírez (COL) 6:04.6  Jorge Santos (BRA) 6:04.6
110 metres hurdles  Wellington da Nobrega (BRA) 14.6  Elías da Fonseca (BRA) 14.8  Felipe Víctor (CHI) 15.2
400 metres hurdles  Juan Carlos Fuentes (CHI) 53.0  Elías da Fonseca (BRA) 55.4  Wellington da Nobrega (BRA) 55.4
High Jump  Jorge Archanjo (BRA) 2.00  Víctor Migliaro (CHI) 2.00  Roderick Wilson (BRA) 2.00
Pole Vault  Carlos da Silva (BRA) 4.45  Henry Gómez (COL) 4.20  Enrique Aramburú (PER) 4.00
Long Jump  Carlos Gambetta (ARG) 7.07  Roberto Justino (BRA) 6.82  Jairo Monteiro (BRA) 6.82
Triple Jump  Luiz Favero (BRA) 14.86  Roberto Justino (BRA) 14.72  Flavio Figueroa (COL) 14.72
Shot Put  Gert Weil (CHI) 16.50  João Lima (BRA) 16.20  José Franco (CHI) 15.92
Discus Throw  Juan Ortega (COL) 46.28  Roberto Malatesta (ARG) 43.52  Miro Ronac (PER) 43.34
Hammer Throw  Ralf Frustockl (BRA) 56.38  Pedro Rivail Atílio (BRA) 55.66  Pedro Díaz (COL) 52.32
Javelin Throw  Juan Garmendia (ARG) 65.12  Eduardo Viera (ARG) 62.42  Gustavo Arrau (CHI) 59.06
Decathlon  Miro Ronac (PER) 6391  Ronaldo Alcaraz (BRA) 6254  Fernando Britz (BRA) 6128
4 x 100 metres relay  Chile 41.6  Brazil 42.0  Argentina 42.0
4 x 400 metres relay  Chile 3:15.8  Argentina 3:16.9  Brazil 3:17.4

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Beatriz Capotosto (ARG) 12.4  Daysi Salles Morales (CHI) 12.4  Carla Herencia (CHI) 12.4
200 metres  María Rojas (CHI) 25.5  Carla Lorenzetti (CHI) 25.7  Verónica Arrionda (URU) 25.9
400 metres  María Elena Labarca (CHI) 55.9  Cecilia Romero (CHI) 56.6  Maria José Santos (BRA) 57.7
800 metres  Marcela López Espinosa (ARG) 2:11.9  Margit Weise (BRA) 2:13.0  Nancy González (CHI) 2:13.0
1500 metres  Marcela López Espinosa (ARG) 4:36.3  Mónica Regonessi (CHI) 4:36.9  Genoveva Caro (CHI) 4:41.1
100 metres hurdles  Beatriz Capotosto (ARG) 14.6  Priscilla Sautchuck (BRA) 15.1  Juraciara da Silva (BRA) 15.1
High Jump  Lucilene Lonardoni (BRA) 1.70  Evelyn Jabiles (PER) 1.65  Gloria Sánchez (COL) 1.65
Long Jump  Beatriz Capotosto (ARG) 5.67  Marília Seifert (BRA) 5.56  Margot Mundín (URU) 5.55
Shot Put  Patricia Guerrero (PER) 12.42  Célia Soares (BRA) 12.41  Maria Fernandes (BRA) 12.05
Discus Throw  Márcia Barbosa (BRA) 39.60  Gloria Martínez (CHI) 39.16  Norma Lucía Azcune (URU) 38.74
Javelin Throw  Neuza Trolezzi (BRA) 44.40  Gladys Aguayo (CHI) 43.32  Patricia Guerrero (PER) 41.96
Pentathlon  Lucilene Lonardoni (BRA) 3712  Ana Maria de Oliveira (BRA) 3490  Elizabeth Ordoni (CHI) 3242
4 x 100 metres relay  Chile 48.1  Brazil 48.1  Argentina 48.2
4 x 400 metres relay  Argentina 3:47.3  Chile 3:47.8  Brazil 3:56.8

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 13 16 13 42
2  Chile 9 11 8 28
3  Argentina 9 4 3 16
4  Peru 2 1 4 7
5  Colombia 1 2 3 6
6  Uruguay 0 0 3 3


References[edit]

  1. ^ Suramericano atlético - Colombia, en blanco (in Spanish), El Tiempo, December 19, 1978, p. 15 (original page no.: 1C), retrieved November 1, 2012 
  2. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved November 1, 2011 
  3. ^ SOUTH AMERICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN), Athletics Weekly, retrieved November 1, 2011 
  4. ^ SOUTH AMERICAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN), Athletics Weekly, retrieved November 1, 2011 

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