Athletics at the 1961 Bolivarian Games

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Athletics at the IV Bolivarian Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host city Barranquilla, Colombia Colombia
Date(s) December
Level Senior
Events 30 (21 men, 9 women)


Athletics competitions at the 1961 Bolivarian Games were held in Barranquilla, Colombia, in December, 1961.

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 30 events were contested, 21 by men and 9 by women.


Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners were published.[3]


Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Horacio Esteves (VEN) 10.4  Rafael Romero (VEN) 10.6  Sidney Dobrs (PAN) 10.8
200 metres  Rafael Romero (VEN) 21.4  Horacio Esteves (VEN) 21.5  Mario Brown (PAN) 22.3
400 metres  Humberto Brown (PAN) 49.0  Pedro González (COL) 49.9  Arístides Pineda (VEN) 50.3
800 metres  José Neira (COL) 1:53.0  Álvaro Mejía (COL) 1:55.5  Harley Romero (COL) 1:57.7
1500 metres  José Neira (COL) 4:00.1  Álvaro Mejía (COL) 4:02.7  Harvey Borrero (COL) 4:06.3
5000 metres  Manuel Cabrera (COL) 16:14.2  José Chacón (COL) 16:15.0  Luis Navas (COL)
10000 metres  Manuel Cabrera (COL) 34:03.1  Luis Navas (COL) 34:04.8  Hernán Barreneche (COL) 34:36.5
Half Marathon  Luis Navas (COL) 1:11:58  Hernán Barreneche (COL) 1:12:29  Florentino Oropesa (VEN) 1:14:27
110 metres hurdles  Teófilo Davis Bell (VEN) 14.8  Juan Muñoz (VEN) 14.8  Arturo Perkins (PAN) 15.1
400 metres hurdles  Víctor Maldonado (VEN) 54.0  Arístides Pineda (VEN) 55.1  Arturo Perkins (PAN) 55.3
High Jump  Roberto Abugattás (PER) 1.80  Ramón Bastardo (VEN) 1.75  Héctor Thomas (VEN) 1.75
Pole Vault  César Quintero (COL) 3.80  Brígido Iriarte (VEN) 3.70  José Restrepo (COL) 3.40
Long Jump  Juan Muñoz (VEN) 7.22  Ramón Bastardo (VEN) 6.89  Clide Bonas (VEN) 6.81
Triple Jump  Arnoldo Devonish (VEN) 14.13  Olguer Ortiz (COL) 13.32  Juan Muñoz (VEN) 13.32
Shot Put  José Bracho (VEN) 14.45  Héctor Thomas (VEN) 13.93  Dagoberto González (COL) 13.79
Discus Throw  Dagoberto González (COL) 46.05  Héctor Thomas (VEN) 45.42  Daniel Cereali (VEN)
Hammer Throw  Daniel Cereali (VEN) 50.43  Marcelino Borrero (COL) 47.05  Luis Vargas (COL) 45.12
Javelin Throw  Jesús Rodríguez (VEN) 67.24  Héctor Thomas (VEN) 66.43  Luis Zárate (PER) 60.83
Pentathlon  Héctor Thomas (VEN) 3161  Roberto Caravaca (VEN)  Hernando Gutiérrez (COL)
4 x 100 metres relay  Venezuela 42.0  Panama  Colombia
4 x 400 metres relay  Venezuela 3:21.8  Colombia 3:26.0  Panama 3:26.3

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Jean Holmes (PAN) 12.1  Silvia Hunte (PAN) 12.5  Jean Price (PAN) 13.0
200 metres  Jean Holmes (PAN) 25.4  Silvia Hunte (PAN) 26.5  Jean Price (PAN) 26.9
80 metres hurdles  Benilda Ascanio (VEN) 12.6  Nerva Matheus (VEN) 13.6  Nubia Sánchez (COL) 13.8
High Jump  Lidia Velasco (COL) 1.50  Benilda Ascanio (VEN) 1.40  Carmen Méndez (VEN) 1.40
Long Jump  Benilda Ascanio (VEN) 4.91  Gisela Vidal (VEN) 4.83  Alba López (COL) 4.77
Shot Put  Francisca Roberts (VEN) 12.10  Mercedes García (COL) 10.70  Nerva Matheus (VEN) 10.64
Discus Throw  Mercedes García (COL) 35.67  Ana Sánchez (COL) 34.20  Raquel Ortiz (COL) 33.86
Javelin Throw  Alba López (COL) 34.91  Francisca Roberts (VEN) 32.92  Emma Alvear (COL) 32.48
4 x 100 metres relay  Panama 50.0  Colombia 51.7  Venezuela 52.3


Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Venezuela 15 15 9 39
2  Colombia 10 12 13 35
3  Panama 4 3 7 14
4  Peru 1 0 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