1998 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics

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VIII Ibero-American Championships
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Host city Lisbon, Portugal
Date(s) 17 – 19 July
Main stadium Estádio Universitário de Lisboa
Participation 327 athletes from
22 nations
Events 43
Records set 9 championship records

The 1998 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (Spanish: VIII Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was the eighth edition of the international athletics competition between Ibero-American nations which was held at the Estádio Universitário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal from 17–19 July.[1]

As had previously occurred at the 1992 edition, the competition coincided with a world's fair, being held as part of Lisbon's Expo '98 event. The Spanish team topped the medal table with sixteen gold medals and 37 medals in total. Mexico won the next highest number of golds, taking seven in a haul of 16 medals, while the hosts Portugal had the second highest medal tally, having secured 21 medals in the three-day competition. Cuba sent a small delegation due to economic constraints and many of its foremost athletes were absent. In spite of this five Cubans topped the podium, leaving them fourth in the rankings.[2]

Mexico's Ana Guevara won her first international medals in Lisbon, taking 400 m individual and relay titles as well as a silver medal in the 800 metres. Twenty-year-old Yago Lamela also won his first international long jump medal and later went on to win medals on the world stage. The 1997 London Marathon champion António Pinto won the 5000 metres gold for the hosts with a championship record time of 13:34.34 minutes. Chilean Sebastián Keitel continued his success at the competition by repeating his 100/200 metres double of the 1996 edition.[2]

The host stadium (shown in 2012)

Although the overall standard of the competition was not as high as other years, nine championships records were improved at the event. Liliana Allen, formerly of Cuba, won the women's 100 m gold in a record of 11.32 seconds. Alberto Sánchez bettered the men's hammer throw mark, while María Eugenia Villamizar won her third straight women's hammer title with another championships record. Dana Cervantes and Alejandra García established a new record in the women's pole vault, a contest whose introduction brought the 43-event programme to near parity for the sexes (the men's steeplechase being the sole remaining difference). National records were also set in Lisbon: Lisette Rondón beat the Chilean 100 m record, Sebastian Keitel's winning time of 10.10 seconds was also a new Chilean mark, while 100 m and 200 m medalist Carlos Gats set Argentine records in both disciplines.[2]

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see 1998 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Sebastián Keitel (CHI) 10.10 NR  Édson Ribeiro (BRA) 10.14  Carlos Gats (ARG) 10.23 NR
200 metres  Sebastián Keitel (CHI) 20.16  Carlos Gats (ARG) 20.37 NR  Édson Ribeiro (BRA) 20.58
400 metres  Alejandro Cárdenas (MEX) 45.04  Juan Pedro Toledo (MEX) 45.63  David Canal (ESP) 45.87
800 metres  Flavio Godoy (BRA) 1:50.05  Roberto Parra (ESP) 1:50.19  Duarte Ponte (POR) 1:50.60
1500 metres  Luís Feiteira (POR) 3:40.63 CR  Pedro Esteso (ESP) 3:40.64  Hudson de Souza (BRA) 3:41.14
5000 metres  António Pinto (POR) 13:34.34 CR  Pablo Olmedo (MEX) 13:35.21  Eduardo Henriques (POR) 13:51.66
10,000 metres  Antonio Silio (ARG) 28:25.30  Paulo Guerra (POR) 28:40.18  Alberto Maravilha (POR) 28:58.11
110 metres hurdles  Erik Batte (CUB) 13.54  Francisco Javier López (ESP) 13.95  Hipólito Montesinos (ESP) 13.97
400 metres hurdles  Eronilde de Araújo (BRA) 48.96 CR  Carlos Silva (POR) 49.08  Emilio Valle (CUB) 50.08
3000 metres steeplechase  Luis Miguel Martín (ESP) 8:28.96  Vítor Almeida (POR) 8:29.48  Néstor Nieves (VEN) 8:30.07
4×100 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Arnaldo da Silva
Claudio Roberto Silva
Édson Ribeiro
Robson da Silva
39.82  Mexico (MEX)
Carlos Villaseñor
Juan Pedro Toledo
César López
Evener Dueñas
40.49 Only two finishing teams
4×400 metres relay  Mexico (MEX)
Raymundo Escalante
Juan Pedro Toledo
Oscar Juanz
Alejandro Cárdenas
3:06.12  Spain (ESP)
Adrián Fernández
Antonio Andrés
Iñigo Monreal
David Canal
3:08.05  Portugal (POR)
Rui Costa
Duarte Ponte
Paulo Fontes
Vitor Jorge
3:08.46
20 km walk  Alejandro López (MEX) 1:25:18  Julio Martínez (GUA) 1:26:25  Héctor Moreno (COL) 1:27:21
High jump  Ignacio Pérez (ESP) 2.20 m  Javier Bermejo (ESP) 2.20 m  Gilmar Mayo (COL) 2.18 m
Pole vault  Montxu Miranda (ESP) 5.60 m CR  Nuno Fernandes (POR) 5.55 m  Javier García (ESP) 5.40 m
Long jump  Yago Lamela (ESP) 8.12 m  Raúl Fernández (ESP) 8.05 m  Lewis Asprilla (COL) 7.88 m
Triple jump  Iván Salcedo (MEX) 16.36 m  Raúl Chapado (ESP) 16.16 m  Antônio da Costa (BRA) 16.09 m
Shot put  Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez (ESP) 19.47 m  Fernando Alves (POR) 19.13 m  José Luis Martínez (ESP) 18.56 m
Discus throw  Alexis Elizalde (CUB) 61.45 m  Paulo Bernardo (POR) 60.19 m  Marcelo Pugliese (ARG) 58.19 m
Hammer throw  Alberto Sánchez (CUB) 76.18 m CR  Vítor Costa (POR) 71.17 m  Juan Cerra (ARG) 70.83 m
Javelin throw  Isbel Luaces (CUB) 78.72 m  Nery Kennedy (PAR) 76.16 m  Rodrigo Zelaya (CHI) 74.54 m
Decathlon  Rubén Delgado (ESP) 7295 pts  Santiago Lorenzo (ARG) 7177 pts  José de Assis (BRA) 7113 pts
  • Note: a Spanish team and a Portuguese team entered the 4×100 metres relay race, but both were disqualified.
  • Note: the official medal count has Mexico's Héctor Torres as the joint 800 m bronze medallist. Although, he and Hudson de Souza both had finishing times of 3:41.14 minutes, the official results list Torres as coming in fourth place in the race.[3]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Liliana Allen (MEX) 11.32 CR  Lucrécia Jardim (POR) 11.38  Kátia de Jesus Santos (BRA) 11.62
200 metres  Lucrécia Jardim (POR) 23.22  Liliana Allen (MEX) 23.29  Julia Duporty (CUB) 23.52
400 metres  Ana Guevara (MEX) 50.65  Norfalia Carabalí (COL) 51.95  Yudalis Díaz (CUB) 52.49
800 metres  Ana Amelia Menéndez (ESP) 2:01.32  Ana Guevara (MEX) 2:01.55  Pilar Barreiro (ESP) 2:03.12
1500 metres  Carla Sacramento (POR) 4:17.43  Nuria Fernández (ESP) 4:20.20  Janeth Caizalitín (ECU) 4:20.38
5000 metres  Estíbaliz Urrutia (ESP) 16:09.68 CR  Nora Rocha (MEX) 16:10.36  Amaia Piedra (ESP) 16:12.09
10,000 metres  María Luisa Larraga (ESP) 32:49.80  Helena Sampaio (POR) 33:07.80  Manuela Machado (POR) 33:14.60
100 metres hurdles
(Wind: 2.0 m/s)
 María José Mardomingo (ESP) 13.27  Verónica Depaoli (ARG) 13.46  Jacqueline Taváres (MEX) 13.56
400 metres hurdles  Eva Paniagua (ESP) 57.35  Esther Lahoz (ESP) 57.40  Flor Robledo (COL) 58.22
4×100 metres relay  Spain (ESP)
Carmen Blay
Elena Córcoles
Arantxa Iglesias
Susana Martín
44.54  Portugal (POR)
Maria Carmo Tavares
Natalia Moura
Lucrecia Jardim
Severina Cravid
44.75 Only two finishing teams
4×400 metres relay  Mexico (MEX)
María Angeles Pantoja
Marcela Sarabia
Mayra González
Ana Guevara
3:33.41  Colombia (COL)
Flor Robledo
Ximena Restrepo
Patrícia Rodríguez
Norfalia Carabalí
3:33.69  Spain (ESP)
Esther Lahoz
Yolanda Reyes
Lisette Ferri
Miriam Bravo
3:33.97
10,000 m track walk  Eva Pérez (ESP) 47:14.49  Geovana Irusta (COL) 47:20.26  Rosario Sánchez (MEX) 47:36.10
High jump  María del Mar Martínez (ESP) 1.83 m  Solange Witteveen (ARG) 1.83 m  Marta Mendía (ESP) 1.81 m
Pole vault  Dana Cervantes (ESP) 3.95 m CR  Alejandra García (ARG) 3.95 m CR  Déborah Gyurcsek (URU) 3.55 m
Long jump  Andrea Ávila (ARG) 6.41 m  Maria de Souza (BRA) 6.28 m  Maurren Maggi (BRA) 6.25 m
Triple jump  Yamilé Aldama (CUB) 14.07 m  Carlota Castrejana (ESP) 13.58 m  Maria de Souza (BRA) 13.44 m
Shot put  Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 18.38 m  Margarita Ramos (ESP) 17.47 m  Teresa Machado (POR) 16.15 m
Discus throw  Teresa Machado (POR) 61.67 m  Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 58.94 m  Rita Lora (ESP) 56.92 m
Hammer throw  María Eugenia Villamizar (COL) 59.22 m CR  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 57.97 m  Violeta Guzmán (MEX) 56.92 m
Javelin throw
(Old javelin model)
 Sabina Moya (COL) 58.65 m  Zuleima Araméndiz (COL) 57.57 m  Idoia Mariezkurrena (ESP) 52.05 m
Heptathlon  Inma Clopés (ESP) 5799 pts  Euzinete dos Reis (BRA) 5640 pts  Zorobabelia Córdoba (COL) 5551 pts
  • Note: a Colombian team entered the 4×100 metres relay, but was disqualified.

Medal table[edit]

Shot put winner Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez helped Spain top the table.
Key
  The host country (Portugal) is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Spain 16 11 10 37
2  Mexico 7 6 3 16
3  Portugal 5 10 6 21
4  Cuba 5 1 3 9
5  Brazil 4 4 7 15
6  Argentina 2 5 3 10
7  Colombia 2 3 5 10
8  Chile 2 0 1 3
9=  Bolivia 0 1 0 1
9=  Guatemala 0 1 0 1
9=  Paraguay 0 1 0 1
12=  Ecuador 0 0 1 1
12=  Uruguay 0 0 1 1
12=  Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Total 43 43 41 127†
  • Note: The medal count from the 2010 Ibero-American Championships report is incorrect as it gives Mexico four bronze medals instead of three – Héctor Torres had the same finishing time as the 800 m bronze medallist Hudson de Souza, but is noted as having finished in fourth place.[3]

Participation[edit]

Four new members of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo competed at the championships for the first time: Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. This meant that 21 of the 28 members at that time sent delegations to the championships, which was the second highest number after the 1992 edition. A total of 327 athletes competed at the 1998 edition of the championships.

The absence of Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama significantly reduced the participation of Central American and Caribbean athletes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campeonato Iberamericano. CONSUDATLE. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
  2. ^ a b c El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pgs. 151-160). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-05.
  3. ^ a b El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pg. 153 & 160). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-04.
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