1986 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics

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II Ibero-American Championships
1986 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host city Havana, Cuba Cuba
Date(s) 27 – 28 September
Main stadium Estadio Pedro Marrero
Participation 17 nations
Events 36
Records set 19 championship records

Javier Sotomayor won his first senior international gold medal in the high jump at 18

The 1986 Ibero-American Championships (Spanish: II Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was an athletics competition which was held at the Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana, Cuba from 27–28 September 1986.[1] A total of 36 events, comprising 21 men's and 15 women's events, were contested by sixteen countries. It was the second edition of the Ibero-American Championships, and the first to be held in Latin America. The Chilean city of Valparaíso was initially chosen to host the event, but the competition was moved after organisation difficulties. High temperatures at the venue affected athletic performances, particularly in the longer distance events.[2]

The host nation, Cuba, easily topped the table with fifteen gold medals and a total of 43 medals. Spain was the second most successful country (9 golds, 22 in total) and Brazil was third with four golds and fifteen medals overall. The positions of these top three countries remained unchanged from those at the previous edition of the championships in 1983.

Among the notable medallists was Brazilian Robson da Silva, won completed a sprint double and recorded a South American record of 10.02 seconds in the 100 metres. Ana Fidelia Quirot of Cuba won both the women's 400 metres and 800 metres events. Seventeen-year-old Luis Bueno set a world youth record of 8.25 m to win the men's long jump.[3] Another young athlete, 18-year-old high jumper Javier Sotomayor, won his first ever senior gold medal at an international athletics championships. Adauto Domingues of Brazil won the steeplechase gold and a silver in the 5000 m, while Portugal's Rosa Oliveira was twice runner-up in the 1500 metres and 3000 metres events.[4]

The men's marathon race was dropped from the main programme and was instead held as a separate competition – the Ibero American Marathon Championships. Alfonso Abellán was the race winner that year while Manuel Vera and Radamés González were second and third respectively.[5]

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see 1986 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Robson da Silva (BRA) 10.02 CR AR  Andrés Simón (CUB) 10.19  Ricardo Chacón (CUB) 10.36
200 metres  Robson da Silva (BRA) 20.43 CR  Luís Cunha (POR) 21.08  Antonio Sánchez (ESP) 21.23
400 metres  Félix Stevens (CUB) 45.83 CR  Roberto Hernández (CUB) 46.03  Cayetano Cornet (ESP) 47.03
800 metres  Mauricio Hernández (MEX) 1:48.05 CR  Luis Toledo (MEX) 1:48.81  Luis Migueles (ARG) 1:49.19
1500 metres  José Luis Carreira (ESP) 3:44.93 CR  Andrés Vera (ESP) 3:44.99  Mauricio Hernández (MEX) 3:45.68
5000 metres  Abel Antón (ESP) 13:49.76 CR  Adauto Domingues (BRA) 13:50.36  Elísio Rios (POR) 13:51.34
10,000 metres  Elísio Rios (POR) 29:59.54  Joaquim Pinheiro (POR) 29:59.71  Rolando Vera (ECU) 30:10.05
110 metres hurdles  Carlos Sala (ESP) 13.89  Lyndon Campos (BRA) 13.99  Ángel Bueno (CUB) 14.08
400 metres hurdles  José Alonso (ESP) 49.96  Pablo Squella (CHI) 50.17  Francisco Velazco (CUB) 50.75
3000 metres steeplechase  Adauto Domingues (BRA) 8:31.91  Juan Ramón Conde (CUB) 8:34.08  Ricardo Vera (URU) 8:34.92
4×100 m relay  Brazil (BRA)
Jailto Santos Bonfim
Katsuhiko Nakaia
Arnaldo de Oliveira Silva
Robson da Silva
39.30 CR  Cuba (CUB)
Ricardo Chacón
Osvaldo Lara
Sergio Querol
Andrés Simón
39.46  Spain (ESP)
Florencio Gascón
Juan José Prado
Carlos Sala
José Javier Arqués
4×400 m relay  Spain (ESP)
Juan José Prado
Cayetano Cornet
José Alonso
Antonio Sánchez
3:08.54  Cuba (CUB)
José Duany
Francisco Velazco
Jorge Valentín
Roberto Hernández
3:09.09  Peru (PER)
Marco Mautino
Alberto Isu
Ramiro Quintana
Moisés del Castillo
20 km walk  Marcelino Colín (MEX) 1:33:04  Jesús Flores (CUB) 1:37:02  Edel Oliva (CUB) 1:40:13
High jump  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.30 m CR  Juan Centelles (CUB) 2.18 m  Gustavo Becker (ESP) 2.18 m
Pole vault  Alberto Ruiz (ESP) 5.20 m =CR  Javier García (ESP) 5.20 m =CR  Rubén Camino (CUB) 5.00 m
Long jump  Luis Bueno (CUB) 8.25 m CR  Osvaldo Larrondo (CUB) 7.83 m  Olivier Cadier (BRA) 7.72 m
Triple jump  Héctor Marquetti (CUB) 16.26 m  Jorge Reyna (CUB) 16.25 m  José Leitão (POR) 15.45 m
Shot put  Gert Weil (CHI) 19.82 m CR  Paul Ruiz (CUB) 18.24 m  Adilson Oliveira (BRA) 18.02 m
Discus throw  Roberto Moya (CUB) 59.04 m  Sinesio Garrachón (ESP) 57.70 m  Raúl Calderón (CUB) 55.82 m
Hammer throw  Raúl Jimeno (ESP) 66.90 m  Francisco Soria (CUB) 64.10 m  Pedro Rivail Atílio (BRA) 63.10 m
Javelin throw
(new model)
 Ramón González (CUB) 76.38 m CR  Reinaldo Patterson (CUB) 72.12 m  Carlos Cunha (POR) 64.84 m


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Alma Vázquez (MEX) 11.76  Blanca Lacambra (ESP) 11.80  Sheila de Oliveira (BRA) 11.93
200 metres
(wind: 2.1 m/s)
 Ximena Restrepo (COL) 23.76  Susana Armenteros (CUB) 24.05  Liliana Chalá (ECU) 24.15
400 metres  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 50.78  Norfalia Carabalí (COL) 53.38  Cristina Pérez (ESP) 54.33
800 metres  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 2:00.23 CR  Soraya Telles (BRA) 2:01.55  Nery McKeen (CUB) 2:03.07
1500 metres  Alejandra Ramos (CHI) 4:22.34  Rosa Oliveira (POR) 4:23.11  Asunción Sinovas (ESP) 4:23.89
3000 metres  Asunción Sinovas (ESP) 9:36.92  Rosa Oliveira (POR) 9:38.70  Carmen Díaz (ESP) 9:40.96
100 metres hurdles  Odalys Adams (CUB) 13.49  Julieta Rosseaux (CUB) 13.66  Sandra Taváres (MEX) 14.03
400 metres hurdles  Cristina Pérez (ESP) 58.51 CR  Odalys Hernández (CUB) 58.82  Tania Fernández (CUB) 59.15
4×100 metres relay  Mexico (MEX)
Sandra Tavárez
Alma Delia Vázquez
Alejandra Flores
Guadalupe García
45.95 CR  Brazil (BRA)
Maria Aparecida Correa
Claudiléia Matos Santos
Celia da Costa
Sheila de Oliveira
46.22  Cuba (CUB)
Julieta Rousseau
Luisa Ferrer
Susana Armenteros
María Zamora
4×400 metres relay  Cuba (CUB)
Mercedes Álvarez
Odalys Hernández
Nery McKeen
Ana Fidelia Quirot
3:33.70  Spain (ESP)
Esther Lahoz
Montserrat Pujol
Cristina Pérez
Blanca Lacambra
3:36.82  Mexico (MEX)
Alejandra Flores
Guadalupe García
Leticia Gracia
Alma Delia Vázquez
High jump  Silvia Costa (CUB) 1.84 m CR  Asunción Morte (ESP) 1.79 m  Orlane dos Santos (BRA) 1.76 m
Long jump  Eloína Echevarría (CUB) 6.29 m  Niurka Montalvo (CUB) 6.11 m  Graciela Acosta (URU) 5.93 m
Shot put  Belsis Laza (CUB) 15.93 m CR  Marcelina Rodríguez (CUB) 15.32 m  Maria Fernandes (BRA) 15.21 m
Discus throw  Rita Álvarez (CUB) 58.90 m CR  María Isabel Urrutia (COL) 56.84 m  Bárbara Hechevarría (CUB) 54.00 m
Javelin throw  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 61.80 m CR  Dulce García (CUB) 59.60 m  Sueli dos Santos (BRA) 52.34 m

Medal table[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Abel Antón won a gold for Spain in the 5000 metres.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 15 18 10 43
2  Spain 9 6 7 22
3  Brazil 4 4 7 15
4  Mexico 4 1 3 8
5  Chile 2 1 0 3
6  Portugal 1 4 3 8
7  Colombia 1 2 0 3
8=  Ecuador 0 0 2 2
8=  Uruguay 0 0 2 2
10=  Argentina 0 0 1 1
10=  Peru 0 0 1 1
Total 36 36 36 108
  • Note: The final medal count on the official report differs as it includes the results of the Ibero-American Marathon Championship, which was held in Seville on 2 February before the main event. Spain's Alfonso Abellán was the winner, followed by Manuel Vera of Mexico and Cuban Radamés González rounded out the podium.[2][5]


Of the twenty-two founding members of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo, nineteen presented delegations for the second championships (one more than the first edition). Ecuador, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela all took part for the first time. The absent nations were Costa Rica, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. A total of 220 athletes participated in the competition.[6] However, only 200 participating athletes (including some guest athletes) from 17 countries were counted by analysing the official result list.[7] Athletes from Bolivia and Paraguay could not be retrieved. The higher number probably contains coaches and/or officials registered for the event.


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  2. ^ a b El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010. RFEA. Retrieved on 2011-11-14.
  3. ^ World Youth Best Performance - Boys. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
  4. ^ Ibero American Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
  5. ^ a b Ibero American Marathon Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
  6. ^ El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pg. 214). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-08.
  7. ^ Mansilla, Ignacio (May 2010), "LA HABANA - 1986 - RESULTADOS - II CAMPEONATOS IBEROAMERICANOS - La Habana (Estadio Pedro Marrero) - 27-28 Septiembre 1986", EL ATLETISMO IBEROAMERICANO (PDF) (in Spanish) (4th ed.), Real Federación Española de Atletismo, pp. 91–98, ISBN 84-87704-77-8, retrieved 18 March 2015