Juan Ignacio Cerra

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Juan Ignacio Cerra
Personal information
Born (1976-10-16) October 16, 1976 (age 38)
Santa Fe, Santa Fe
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Country  Argentina
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw
Updated on 5 May 2014.

Juan Ignacio Cerra (born 16 October 1976 in Santa Fe)[1][2] is a male hammer thrower from Argentina. His personal best throw is 76.42 metres, achieved in July 2001 in Trieste. This is also the South American record. [3]


He won the gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games. He also has a bronze medal from the 1999 Pan American Games, and won the 1998 South American Games. He participated at the World Championships in Athletics in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 as well as the Summer Olympics in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 [4] without reaching the final.

Personal bests[edit]

  • Hammer throw: 76.42 mItaly Trieste, 25 July 2001

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Argentina
1992 South American Youth Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd Discus (1.5 kg) 49.74 m
1st Hammer (5 kg) 69.64 m
1993 Pan American Junior Championships Winnipeg, Manitoba 3rd Hammer 57.78 m
South American Junior Championships Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela 1st Hammer 58.02 m
1994 South American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 1st Hammer 66.62 m
1995 Pan American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 9th Discus 40.92 m
2nd Hammer 64.24 m
South American Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd Discus 44.40 m
1st Hammer 67.12 m
1997 South American Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd Hammer 68.92 m
1998 Ibero-American Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd Hammer 70.83 m
South American Games Cuenca, Ecuador 1st Hammer 68.56 m A
1999 South American Championships Bogotá, Colombia 1st Hammer 72.09 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 3rd Hammer 70.68 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 31st (q) Hammer 71.24 m
2000 Ibero-American Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st Hammer 74.32 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 27th (q) Hammer 72.86 m
2001 South American Championships Manaus, Brazil 1st Hammer 73.95 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 29th (q) Hammer 70.70 m
2003 South American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 1st Hammer 73.31 m
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st Hammer 75.53 m
World Championships Paris, France 24th (q) Hammer 72.70 m
2004 Ibero-American Championships Huelva, Spain 1st Hammer 73.34 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 26th (q) Hammer 72.53 m
2005 South American Championships Cali, Colombia 1st Hammer 72.03 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 29th (q) Hammer 68.44 m
2006 Ibero-American Championships Ponce, Puerto Rico 1st Hammer 69.38 m
South American Championships Tunja, Colombia 1st Hammer 71.20 m
2007 South American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 1st Hammer 72.96 m
Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd Hammer 72.12 m
2008 Ibero-American Championships Iquique, Chile 1st Hammer 69.74 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 30th (q) Hammer 70.16 m
2009 South American Championships Lima, Peru 1st Hammer 69.42 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 30th (q) Hammer 69.37 m
2010 Ibero-American Championships San Fernando, Spain 2nd Hammer 71.37 m
2011 South American Championships Buenos Aires, Argentina 1st Hammer 72.12 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 34th (q) Hammer 64.27 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 6th Hammer 66.80 m
2012 Ibero-American Championships Barquisimeto, Venezuela 3rd Hammer 70.86 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 36th (q) Hammer 68.20 m
2013 South American Championships Cartagena, Colombia 2nd Hammer 69.33 m
2014 South American Games Santiago, Chile 3rd Hammer 66.34 m
Ibero-American Championships São Paulo, Brazil 5th Hammer 67.96 m


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