Athletics at the 1955 Pan American Games

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The Athletics Competition at the 1955 Pan American Games was held in Mexico City, Mexico.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Rod Richard
 United States
10.3A Mike Agostini
 Trinidad and Tobago
10.4A Willie Williams
 United States
10.4A
200 metres Rod Richard
 United States
20.94A Charles Thomas
 United States
21.42A José Telles da Conceição
 Brazil
Mike Agostini
 Trinidad and Tobago
21.66A
21.67A
400 metres Lou Jones
 United States
45.68A Jim Lea
 United States
45.78A Jesse Mashburn
 United States
46.44A
800 metres Arnie Sowell
 United States
1:49.86A Lon Spurrier
 United States
1:50.51A Ramón Sandoval
 Chile
1:52.52A
1500 metres Juan Miranda
 Argentina
3:53.30A Wes Santee
 United States
3:53.44A Fred Dwyer
 United States
3:56.04A
5000 metres Osvaldo Suárez
 Argentina
15:30.6A Horace Ashenfelter
 United States
15:31.4A Jaime Correa Córdoba
 Chile
15:39.2A
10,000 metres Osvaldo Suárez
 Argentina
32:42.6A Vicente Sánchez
 Mexico
33:00.4A Jaime Correa Córdoba
 Chile
33:42.6A
Marathon Doroteo Flores
 Guatemala
2:59:10A Onésimo Rodríguez
 Mexico
3:02:22A Luis Velázquez
 Guatemala
3:05:26A
3000 m steeple Guillermo Solá
 Chile
9:46.8A Santiago Novas
 Chile
9:50.4A Eligio Galicia
 Mexico
9:54.2A
110 m hurdles Jack Davis
 United States
14.44A Keith Gardner
 Jamaica
14.74A Evaristo Iglesias
 Cuba
14.94A
400 m hurdles Josh Culbreath
 United States
51.5A Jaime Aparicio
 Colombia
51.8A Wilson Carneiro
 Brazil
53.0A
High jump Ernie Shelton
 United States
2.01A Herman Wyatt
 United States
2.01A José Telles da Conceição
 Brazil
1.91A
Pole vault Bob Richards
 United States
4.50A Bobby Smith
 United States
4.30A Don Laz
 United States
4.30A
Long jump Rosslyn Range
 United States
8.03A John Bennett
 United States
8.01A Ary de Sá
 Brazil
7.84A
Triple jump Adhemar da Silva
 Brazil
16.56A Arnoldo Devonish
 Venezuela
16.13A Víctor Hernández
 Cuba
15.60A
Shot put Parry O'Brien
 United States
17.59A Fortune Gordien
 United States
15.98A Marty Engel
 United States
14.62A
Discus throw Fortune Gordien
 United States
53.10A Parry O'Brien
 United States
51.07A Hernán Haddad
 Chile
47.14A
Hammer throw Bob Backus
 United States
54.91A Marty Engel
 United States
53.36A Elvio Porta
 Argentina
51.45A
Javelin throw Franklin "Bud" Held
 United States
69.77A Ricardo Heber
 Argentina
66.15A Reinaldo Oliver
 Puerto Rico
65.56A
Decathlon Rafer Johnson
 United States
6994A Bob Richards
 United States
6886A Hernán Figueroa
 Chile
5740A
4 x 100 m relay  United States
Rod Richard
Willie Williams
Charles Thomas
John Bennett
40.96A  Venezuela
Clive Bonas
Guillermo Gutiérrez
Apolinar Solórzano
Juan Leiva
41.36A  Mexico
Higuera
Javier Souza
René Ahumada
Goya
41.94A
4 x 400 m relay  United States
Jesse Mashburn
Lon Spurrier
Jim Lea
Lou Jones
3:07.43A  Jamaica
Moore
Stick
Keith Gardner
Mel Spence
3:12.63A  Venezuela
Juan Leiva
Guillermo Gutiérrez
Edie
Apolinar Solórzano
3:15.93A

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres Bertha Díaz
 Cuba
7.5A Isabelle Daniels
 United States
7.6A Mabel Landry
 United States
7.6A
100 metres Barbara Jones
 United States
11.90A Mae Faggs
 United States
12.07A María Luisa Castelli
 Argentina
12.38A
80 m hurdles Eliana Gaete
 Chile
11.7A Bertha Díaz
 Cuba
11.8A Wanda dos Santos
 Brazil
11.8A
High jump Mildred McDaniel
 United States
1.685A Deyse de Castro
 Brazil
1.59A Verneeda Thomas
 United States
1.59A
Discus throw Ingeborg Pfüller
 Argentina
43.19A Isabel Avellán
 Argentina
40.06A Alejandrina Herrera
 Cuba
38.00A
Javelin throw Karen Anderson
 United States
49.15A Estrella Puente
 Uruguay
43.43A Amelia Wershoven
 United States
43.06A
4 x 100 m relay  United States
Barbara Jones
Isabelle Daniels
Mae Faggs
Mabel Landry
47.12A  Argentina
Lilián Heinz
Lilián Buglia
María Luisa Castelli
Gladys Erbetta
47.27A  Chile
Eliana Gaete
Betty Kretschmer
?
?
49.49A

A = affected by altitude

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 20 14 8 42
2  Argentina 4 3 2 9
3  Chile 2 1 6 9
4  Brazil 1 1 5 7
5  Cuba 1 1 3 5
6  Guatemala 1 0 1 2
7  Mexico 0 2 2 4
8  Venezuela 0 2 1 3
9  Jamaica 0 2 0 2
10  Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 1 2
11  Uruguay 0 1 0 1
 Colombia 0 1 0 1
13  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1

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