The 9th South American Youth Championships in Athletics were held in Cuenca, Ecuador, from September 2–4, 1988.
Medal winners are published for boys and girls. Complete results can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.
All results are marked as "affected by altitude" (A), because Cuenca is located at 2,560 metres above sea level.
Medal table (unofficial)
The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Detailed result lists can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website. An unofficial count yields the number of about 190 athletes from about 9 countries: