South American Youth Championships in Athletics

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The South American Youth Championships in Athletics (Campeonato Sudamericano de Atletismo de Menores) is a biennial athletics event organized by "Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo" (CONSUDATLE), the South American area association of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Starting in 1973, the competition was open for athletes under-17 in the early years. Since 2000 the international age group definition (under 18) has applied.[1][2] The tournament is open for athletes from CONSUDATLE member federations. Athletes from IAAF members of other geographical areas may be invited. However, they are not considered in the classification.[3]


Each member federation is allowed to enter 2 athletes and 1 relay team per event. Due to the latest edition of article 27 of the regulations of CONSUDATLE[3] the following events are held during the championships:



Starting in 2012, there were new implements for the throws (and consequently in heptathlon):[4]


Medals are awarded for individuals and relay team members for the first three places in each event.

Trophies are awarded to teams in each category (male and female) with the highest total number of cumulative points in the entire competition. In addition, a trophy will be given to the country for the overall title.

A trophy is also presented to both a male and a female athlete for the most outstanding performance.[3]

Summary of championships[edit]

Year City Country Date Venue
1 1973 Comodoro Rivadavia  Argentina Nov 2-4
2 1975 Quito  Ecuador Nov 8-11 Estadio Atahualpa
3 1976 Santiago  Chile Nov 4-7
4 1977 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Jul 22-24
5 1978 Montevideo  Uruguay Nov 11-13
6 1979 Cochabamba  Bolivia Aug 3-5
7 1984 Tarija  Bolivia Sep 13-16
8 1986 Comodoro Rivadavia  Argentina Oct 17-19
9 1988 Cuenca  Ecuador Sep 2-4
10 1990 Lima  Peru Nov 22-24
11 1992 Santiago  Chile Oct 2-4
12 1994 Cochabamba  Bolivia Sep 30-Oct 2
13 1996 Asunción  Paraguay Oct 18-20
14 1998 Manaus  Brazil Oct 23-25
15 2000 Bogotá  Colombia Nov 4-5 El Salitre
16 2002 Asunción  Paraguay Oct 19-20 Consejo Nacional de Deportes
17 2004 Guayaquil  Ecuador Sep 25-26 Estadio Modelo
18 2006 Caracas  Venezuela Oct 14-15 Estadio Nacional “Brígido Iriarte”
19 2008 Lima  Peru Nov 29-30 Villa Deportiva Nacional (VIDENA)
20 2010 Santiago  Chile Oct 9-10 Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
21 2012 Mendoza  Argentina Oct 27-28 Parque San Martín
22 2014 Tarija  Bolivia Sep 17-19

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Athletics Weekly, SOUTH AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (BOYS),, retrieved November 11, 2011 
  2. ^ Athletics Weekly, SOUTH AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS (GIRLS),, retrieved November 11, 2011 
  3. ^ a b c Reglamento (in Spanish), Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo (CONSUDATLE), retrieved November 11, 2011 
  4. ^ Jefferson de Carvalho fue la estrella en el final (in Spanish), CONSUDATLE, October 29, 2012, retrieved October 30, 2012 

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