2004 South American Under-23 Championships in Athletics
|I South American Under-23 Championships in Athletics|
|Host city||Barquisimeto, Venezuela|
|Main stadium||Polideportivo Máximo Viloria|
|Participation||310 athletes from
13 + 4 guest nations nations
The 1st South American Under-23 Championships in Athletics were held in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, at the Polideportivo Máximo Viloria on June 26-27, 2004.
A total of 310 athletes from 13 countries were announced to participate:
Argentina (29), Bolivia (5), Brazil (84), Chile (43), Colombia (36), Ecuador (24), Guyana (4), Panamá (2), Paraguay (3), Perú (5), Surinam (2), Uruguay (6), Venezuela (68). Athletes from the Dominican Republic (4), from the Netherlands Antilles (4), and from Trinidad and Tobago (11) were invited as guest athletes in accordance with the regulations of CONSUDATLE. In addition, one source also lists results from 4 athletes representing Saint Kitts and Nevis.
* Keisa Monterola from Venezuela was then only 16 years old and could not officially participate at the championships. Out of competition, she cleared 3.80m in the first attempt, which would have placed her in the second place of the competition. 
** Some sources list Jéssica Quispe from Perú to finish second in 4:27.68 in the 1500m women's event. Just as pole vaulter Keisa Monterola, she might have started out of competition because of her age (she was then only 17 years old).
Medal table (unofficial)
The final scoring per country for the team trophy was published.
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