Athletics at the 1951 Bolivarian Games

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Athletics at the III Bolivarian Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host city Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela
Date(s) December 5-21
Main stadium Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela
Level Senior
Events 28 (21 men, 7 women)


Athletics competitions at the 1951 Bolivarian Games were held at the Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, Venezuela, between 5-21 December 1951.

A detailed history of the early editions of the Bolivarian Games between 1938 and 1989 was published in a book written (in Spanish) by José Gamarra Zorrilla, former president of the Bolivian Olympic Committee, and first president (1976-1982) of ODESUR.[1] Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.[2]

A total of 28 events were contested, 21 by men and 7 by women.


Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners were published.[3]


Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Gerardo Salazar (PER) 10.9  Andrés Fernández (ECU) 11.0  Clayton Clark (PAN) 11.0
200 metres  Gerardo Salazar (PER) 22.1  Jaime Aparicio (COL) 22.2  Clayton Clark (PAN) 22.4
400 metres  Sam LaBeach (PAN) 48.0  Guillermo Gutiérrez (VEN) 48.4  Miguel Ardín (VEN) 50.8
800 metres  Frank Prince (PAN) 1:58.0  Libardo Mora (COL) 1:59.6  Filemón Camacho (VEN) 2:00.4
1500 metres  Frank Prince (PAN) 4:05.2  Libardo Mora (COL) 4:05.8  Filemón Camacho (VEN) 4:09.4
5000 metres  Faustino López (PAN) 16:17.1  Wenceslao Barzola (PER) 16:17.3  Germán Lozano (COL) 16:18.8
10000 metres  Wenceslao Barzola (PER) 33:49.3  Espiridión Villarcel (BOL) 34:01.4  Gustavo Ramírez (COL) 34:18.8
Half Marathon  Gustavo Ramírez (COL) 1:13:17  Germán Lozano (COL) 1:13:50  Espiridión Villarcel (BOL) 1:14:19
110 metres hurdles  Teófilo Davis Bell (VEN) 14.9  Hernán Alzamora (PER) 15.5  Carlos Avíla (COL) 15.5
400 metres hurdles  Jaime Aparicio (COL) 55.4  Eduardo Leyva (COL) 56.7  Juan Laca (PER) 56.9
High Jump  Teófilo Davis Bell (VEN) 1.81  Cecil Dolmage (PER) 1.77
Pole Vault  Jaime Piqueras (PER) 3.75  Luis Ganoza (PER) 3.75  Pionono Chirino (VEN) 3.65
Long Jump  Arnoldo Devonish (VEN) 7.20  Máximo Reyes (PER) 6.93  Alfaro Parra (COL) 6.79
Triple Jump  Arnoldo Devonish (VEN) 15.00  Alberto Betalleluz (PER) 14.53  Jorge Mendoza (PER) 13.77
Shot Put  Rafael Trompiz (VEN) 13.38  Mauricio Rodríguez (VEN) 12.35  Pablo Freund (ECU) 12.24
Discus Throw  Mauricio Rodríguez (VEN) 41.85  Manuel Consiglieri (PER) 40.41  Pablo Freund (ECU) 40.21
Hammer Throw  Alberto Peirano (PER) 43.71  Vicente Lagoyete (COL) 42.14  Manuel Consiglieri (PER) 41.47
Javelin Throw  Carlos Monge (PER) 54.49  Hans Hillman (PER) 52.77  Manuel Gómez (VEN) 51.60
Pentathlon  Brígido Iriarte (VEN) 3115  Hernán Alzamora (PER) 2742  Manuel Gómez (VEN) 2631
4 x 100 metres relay  Peru 42.0  Panama 42.2  Colombia 43.0
4 x 400 metres relay  Panama 3:16.5  Venezuela 3:23.1  Colombia 3:24.8

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 metres  Carlota Gooden (PAN) 6.5  Adelina Bernard (PAN) 6.8  Raquel Torres (PER) 6.8
100 metres  Carlota Gooden (PAN) 12.5  Adelina Bernard (PAN) 12.7  Raquel Torres (PER) 12.7
80 metres hurdles  Aída Mawyin (ECU) 13.3  Brígida Gonzales (PER) 13.6  Manuela Vértiz (PER) 13.6
High Jump  Jacinta Sandiford (ECU) 1.47  Sheila Leyva (VEN) 1.41  Raquel Ruiz (PER) 1.38
Discus Throw  Julia Huapaya (PER) 35.10  Carmen Córcega (VEN) 33.46  Petra Carrera (VEN) 30.17
Javelin Throw  Sheila Leyva (VEN) 36.22  Clorinda Herrera (PER) 34.55  Josefina Rivero (VEN) 33.35
4 x 100 metres relay  Panama 49.5  Peru 51.3  Venezuela 52.9


Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Peru 8 12 7 27
2  Venezuela 8 5 9 22
3  Panama 8 3 2 13
4  Colombia 2 6 6 14
5  Ecuador 2 1 2 5
6  Bolivia 0 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gamarra Zorrilla, José, Bolivia Olímpica Capítulos VI al VIII (in Spanish), ANDES Academia del Conocimiento y el Desarrollo "Fernando Diez de Medina", retrieved June 28, 2012 
  2. ^ CUADRO DE MEDALLISTAS ECUATORIANOS EN LA HISTORIA DE LOS J. D. B. POR EDICIÓN (in Spanish), Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano, retrieved June 28, 2012 
  3. ^ BOLIVARIAN GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved June 27, 2012