1996 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics
|VII Ibero-American Championships|
|Host city||Medellín, Colombia|
|Date(s)||9 – 12 May|
|Main stadium||Estadio Alfonso Galvis Duque|
339 athletes from |
|Records set||11 championship records|
The 1996 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (Spanish: VII Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was the seventh edition of the international athletics competition between Ibero-American nations which was held at the Estadio Alfonso Galvis Duque in Medellín, Colombia from 9–12 May.
The competition was held at an altitude of 1480 metres above sea level, which served to raise performances in most athletic events, bar the long-distance running contests. Eleven championships records were improved during the three-day competition which comprised 42 events; there were 22 men's events and 20 women's events (with equal programmes bar the men's steeplechase and pole vault). Two national records were broken at the event: Costa Rica's Alex Foster beat the 110 metres hurdles record, while decathlon runner-up Alejandro Cárdenas set a Mexican record of 7614 points.
Cuba sent a full strength delegation and won almost half the events, taking twenty golds and 41 medals overall. Cuban gold medallists included high jumper Javier Sotomayor, 800 metres runners Ana Fidelia Quirot and Norberto Téllez, and hurdler Anier García. Boosted by the absence of Spain, Brazil came second in the medal tally, winning 31 medals in total – eight of which were gold. The hosts Colombia performed well in the long-distance events and women's sprints and ended the competition third overall with six golds in their haul of twenty medals.
Chile's Sebastián Keitel was one of the foremost athletes at the event as he claimed a 100/200 metres double against Brazilian and Cuban opposition. His compatriot Gert Weil won the fifth Ibero-American gold medal in the shot put. María Eugenia Villamizar of Colombia won her second straight hammer throw title in a championship record. Her team mate Felipa Palacios broke the women's 200 m record with her winning time of 22.93 seconds.
The other record breakers were principally Cuban: Yamilé Aldama improved the triple jump mark, Alberto Manzano set a new pole vault standard, while throwers Alberto Sánchez and Isbel Luaces beat the previous records in the hammer and javelin throw, respectively. The closest contest of the competition was the women's 400 metres as Julia Duporty edged Ximena Restrepo by three hundredths of a second. Restrepo later took the Colombian women to the gold in the 4×400 metres relay, while Duporty's Cuban team were disqualified.
- For full event details see 1996 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results
|100 metres||Sebastián Keitel (CHI)||10.13||Arnaldo da Silva (BRA)||10.17||Marcelo Brivilatti (BRA)||10.37|
(Wind: −2.7 m/s)
|Sebastián Keitel (CHI)||20.53||Marcelo Brivilatti (BRA)||20.71||Misael Ortíz (CUB)||21.15|
|400 metres||Sanderlei Parrela (BRA)||45.57||Inaldo Sena (BRA)||45.88||Jorge Crusellas (CUB)||46.25|
|800 metres||Norberto Téllez (CUB)||1:45.83 CR||Flavio Godoy (BRA)||1:47.11||Mark Olivo (VEN)||1:47.67|
|1500 metres||Edgar de Oliveira (BRA)||3:43.00||José Valente (BRA)||3:43.81||Gilberto Merchant (MEX)||3:44.11|
|5000 metres||William Roldán (COL)||14:16.20||Herder Vásquez (COL)||14:18.88||Gerardo Morales (MEX)||14:19.87|
|10,000 metres||Herder Vásquez (COL)||30:08.35||Jacinto López (COL)||30:09.76||Gerardo Morales (MEX)||30:13.28|
|110 metres hurdles||Anier García (CUB)||13.39 CR||Pedro Chiamulera (BRA)||13.58||Alexis Sánchez (CUB)||13.89|
|400 metres hurdles||Alexis Sánchez (CUB)||49.22||Carlos Silva (POR)||49.33||Domingo Cordero (PUR)||49.64|
|3000 metres steeplechase||Clodoaldo do Carmo (BRA)||8:47.18||Héctor Arias (MEX)||8:54.64||Eduardo do Nascimento (BRA)||8:57.46|
|4×100 metres relay|| Mexico (MEX)
|39.60|| Puerto Rico (PUR)
|39.93|| Argentina (ARG)
|4×400 metres relay|| Cuba (CUB)
|3:03.98|| Brazil (BRA)
Valdinei da Silva
Osmar dos Santos
|3:04.28|| Colombia (COL)
Julio César Rojas
|20 km track walk||Jorge Segura (MEX)||1:25:25.21||Germán Sánchez (MEX)||1:26:30||Héctor Moreno (COL)||1:26:54|
|High jump||Javier Sotomayor (CUB)||2.30 m||Gilmar Mayo (COL)||2.23 m|| Marcos dos Santos (BRA)
Julio Luciano (DOM)
|Pole vault||Alberto Manzano (CUB)||5.55 m CR||Edgar Díaz (PUR)||5.50 m||Miguel Saldarriaga (COL)||5.00 m|
|Long jump||Nelson Ferreira (BRA)||8.41 m (w)||Jaime Jefferson (CUB)||8.28 m (w)||Carlos Calado (POR)||8.06 m|
|Triple jump||Messias José Baptista (BRA)||16.99 m CR||Carlos Calado (POR)||16.82 m||Osiris Mora (CUB)||16.45 m|
|Shot put||Gert Weil (CHI)||19.67 m||Yojer Medina (VEN)||18.10 m||Édson Miguel (BRA)||17.21 m|
|Discus throw||Frank Bicet (CUB)||58.12 m||João dos Santos (BRA)||55.32 m||Marcelo Pugliese (ARG)||54.32 m|
|Hammer throw||Alberto Sánchez (CUB)||73.62 m CR||Yosvany Suárez (CUB)||70.54 m||Vítor Costa (POR)||69.84 m|
|Javelin throw||Isbel Luaces (CUB)||78.74 m CR||Rodrigo Zelaya (CHI)||74.22 m||Edgar Baumann (PAR)||73.94 m|
|Decathlon||Yonelvis Águila (CUB)||7705 pts||Alejandro Cárdenas (MEX)||7614 pts||William Gallardo (CUB)||7544 pts|
|6||Puerto Rico (PUR)||1||2||1||4|
|10||Dominican Republic (DOM)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (12 nations)||42||42||44||128|
- †Note: The medal count from the 2010 Ibero-American Championships report is incorrect as it did not include the shared high jump bronze medals of the Dominican Republic's Juana Arrendel and Marcos dos Santos of Brazil.
Out of the 23 members of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo at that point in time, 19 nations sent delegations to the championships. The most notable absences were Spain and Uruguay. Despite the fact that the competition was held in the Americas, Nicaragua and Honduras did not send teams.
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