2007 South American Championships in Athletics
|45th South American Championships|
Lucimar de Moura (above) won triple gold at the championships
|Host city||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Date(s)||7 June – 9 June|
|Main stadium||Estádio Ícaro de Castro Mello|
|Participation||? athletes from
|Records set||7 Championship records
2 Area records
The 2007 South American Championships in Athletics were held at the Estádio Ícaro de Castro Mello in São Paulo, Brazil from 7 June to 9 June 2007. A total of 44 events were contested, of which 22 by male and 22 by female athletes.
Continuing in their traditional dominant role, the hosts Brazil easily topped both the medal and points tables, having won 28 gold medals and 61 medals in total. The next best team was Colombia who had a haul of seven golds and 26 overall, while Argentina took third with 13 medals of which 4 were gold.
In addition to the seven Championship records which were broken during the three-day event, two South American records were broken: Keila Costa jumped 14.57 m in the women's triple jump while Fábio Gomes da Silva broke the men's pole vault record with a clearance of 5.77 m. A total of thirteen national records in athletics were broken by medal winning athletes.
Lucimar de Moura of Brazil was the stand out performer in the medals, winning the 100/200 metres double before taking the national team to a gold in the 4×100 metres relay. Felipa Palacios of Colombia took three silver medals in the same events, finishing behind de Moura each time, and also won silver in the 4×400 metres relay. Germán Lauro won both the men's shot put and discus throw events while Elisângela Adriano completed the same feat on the women's side. Hugo Chila won silver in the long jump and triple jump, and Keila Costa scored a long jump silver as well as her triple jump gold. In one of the more dramatic moments of the championships, Rosibel García looked set to complete a 800/1500 metres double but she fell in the last 50 m of the 800 m race, allowing 1500 m silver medallist Marian Burnett of Guyana to win the gold.
|Javier Guarín||5000 metres||Colombia||13:51.19||CR|
|Fábio Gomes da Silva||Pole vault||Brazil||5.77 m||CR AR|
|Zenaide Vieira||3000 metres steeplechase||Brazil||10:07.93||CR|
|Sandra Zapata||20,000 metres track walk||Colombia||1:37:46.0||CR|
|Fabiana Murer||Pole vault||Brazil||4.50 m||CR|
|Keila Costa||Triple jump||Brazil||14.57 m||CR AR|
|Lucimara da Silva||Heptathlon||Brazil||5803 pts||CR|
|Key:WR — World record • AR — Area record • CR — Championship record • NR — National record|
- For full event details see 2007 South American Championships in Athletics – Results
- Totals are calculated by awarding a country points for each time an athlete finishes in the top six of an event.
- Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-06-10). 14.57 Area Triple Jump Record for Costa as South American Champs finish. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-19.
- Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-06-08). 5.77m Area Record Vault by Fábio Gomes da Silva - South American Championships Day One. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-19.
- Biscayart, Eduardo (2007-06-09). 6.91 Long Jump victory for Maggi over Costa - South American Championships Day Two. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-19.