2002 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics

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X Ibero-American Championships
2002 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics Logo.jpg
Host city Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Date(s) 11 & 12 May
Main stadium Estadio Cementos Progreso
Participation 312 athletes from
21 nations
Events 44
Records set 6 Championship records

The 2002 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics (Spanish: X Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo) was the tenth edition of the international athletics competition between Ibero-American nations which was held at the Estadio Cementos Progreso in Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala on 11 and 12 May. A total of 328 athletes participated in the 44-event programme.[1] The 3000 metres was introduced for both men and women, replacing the longer 10,000 metres event.

Following on from the success of the 2001 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics and 2001 Central American Games, Guatemala hosted the Ibero-American Championships for the first time. The competition was a factor for selection for the Americas team in the 2002 IAAF World Cup. Cuba, Spain and Portugal all sent small delegations to the competition, which was held at an altitude of 1402 m – a factor which raised performances in the sprints and jumps.[2]

Brazil topped the medal table for the second time running, taking 38 medals (15 of them gold) from the events. Despite its reduced numbers, Cuba placed second as its athletes won eight events and 16 medals overall. Mexico had the next highest number of event winners, with five gold medallists, while Colombia had the third highest medal haul (13). Fifteen of the 21 nations present reached the medal table.[3][4]

Six new championship records were set at the competition. Maurren Maggi cleared a record of 6.97 m to win the long jump, while Isbel Luaces's javelin throw of 81.64 m bettered the championship record. Vânia Silva improved the women's hammer throw mark by several metres. Uruguay's Heber Viera and Brazil's Vicente de Lima needed a photo finish to separate them in the 100 metres. The Uruguayan took the honours by 2/1000 of a second – a difference which may have been made by de Lima's premature celebration before the line. Viera went on take the 200 metres silver in a Uruguayan record time.[4][5]

Former Olympic champion Jefferson Pérez was present for the men's racewalk and won by half a minute. Hudson de Souza defended his 800/1500 metres double from the 2000 edition. Others to defend their titles were Alejandra García in the women's pole vault, Felipa Palacios in the 200 m and Gilmar Mayo in the men's high jump. [6]

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see 2002 Ibero-American Championships in Athletics – Results


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(Wind: 3.0 m/s)
 Heber Viera (URU) 10.08w  Vicente de Lima (BRA) 10.08w  Édson Ribeiro (BRA) 10.22w
200 metres  André da Silva (BRA) 20.22  Heber Viera (URU) 20.46 NR  John Jairo Córdoba (COL) 20.99
400 metres  Carlos Santa (DOM) 45.69  Jonathan Palma (VEN) 46.09  Ricardo Roach (CHI) 46.37
800 metres  Hudson de Souza (BRA) 1:46.74  Osmar dos Santos (BRA) 1:46.81  Ricardo Etheridge (PUR) 1:47.08
1500 metres  Hudson de Souza (BRA) 3:45.46  Manuel Damião (POR) 3:47.09  Javier Carriqueo (ARG) 3:48.73
3000 metres  Pablo Villalobos (ESP) 8:10.28 CR  Alejandro Suárez (MEX) 8:10.62  José David Galván (MEX) 8:12.18
5000 metres  Alejandro Suárez (MEX) 14:16.22  Teodoro Vega (MEX) 14:17.18  Mauricio Díaz (CHI) 14:19.92
110 metres hurdles  Paulo Villar (COL) 13.57  Mateus Inocêncio (BRA) 13.58  Anselmo da Silva (BRA) 13.66
400 metres hurdles  Sergio Hierrezuelo (CUB) 50.60  Eronilde de Araújo (BRA) 50.78  Cleverson da Silva (BRA) 50.88
3000 metres steeplechase  Salvador Miranda (MEX) 8:47.79  José María González (ESP) 8:50.72  Francisco Munuera (ESP) 8:59.95
4×100 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Vicente de Lima
Édson Ribeiro
André da Silva
Fabio Gonçalves Silva
38.58  Puerto Rico (PUR)
Carlos Santos
Jesús Carrión
Osvaldo Nieves
Rogelio Pizarro
39.47  Venezuela (VEN)
Juan Morillo
Ellis Ollarves
José Carabalí
Nilson Palacios
4×400 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Luis Enrique Serra da Silveira
Luiz Antonio Eloi
Diego Venancio
Flavio Godoy
3:05.71  Venezuela (VEN)
José Carabalí
Danny Núñez
Luis Luna
Jonathan Palma
3:08.87  Puerto Rico (PUR)
Jorge Richardson
Ricardo Etheridge
Alexander Greaux
Rogelio Pizarro
20,000 m track walk  Jefferson Pérez (ECU) 1:23:51  Julio René Martínez (GUA) 1:24:31  Luis García (GUA) 1:25:27
High jump  Gilmar Mayo (COL) 2.26 m  Jessé de Lima (BRA) 2.23 m  Javier Bermejo (ESP) 2.23 m
Pole vault  Javier Benítez (ARG) 5.25 m  Nuno Fernandes (POR) 5.20 m  José Francisco Nava (CHI) 5.20 m
Long jump  Ibrahim Camejo (CUB) 7.83 m  José Miguel Martínez (ESP) 7.75 m  Thiago Dias (BRA) 7.73 m
Triple jump  Jadel Gregório (BRA) 16.90 m  Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 16.26 m  Felipe Apablaza (CHI) 15.86 m
Shot put  Marco Antonio Verni (CHI) 19.79 m  Yojer Medina (VEN) 19.27 m  Jhonny Rodríguez (COL) 18.87 m
Discus throw  Marcelo Pugliese (ARG) 59.00 m  Paulo Bernardo (POR) 58.22 m  Gustavo de Mendonça (BRA) 52.20 m
Hammer throw  Moisés Campeny (ESP) 70.30 m  Yosmel Montes (CUB) 69.38 m  Adrián Marzo (ARG) 66.71 m
Javelin throw  Isbel Luaces (CUB) 81.64 m CR  Luiz Fernando da Silva (BRA) 74.66 m  Ronald Noguera (VEN) 72.23 m
Decathlon  Yosbel Gómez (CUB) 7449 pts  Édson Bindilatti (BRA) 7280 pts  Ivan da Silva (BRA) 7172 pts
  • Note: The results for the men's high jump listed by GBR Athletics conflict with those of the official report. Javier Bermejo (ESP) and Jessé de Lima (BRA) are listed as joint silver medallists, but Bermejo came third on countback.[7][8]
  • Note: The results for the men's pole vault listed by GBR Athletics conflict with those of the official report. José Francisco Nava (CHI) and Edgar León (MEX) are listed as joint silver medallists, but the athletes were third and fourth, respectively, on countback.[7][8]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(Wind: 2.3 m/s)
 Roxana Díaz (CUB) 11.32w  Thatiana Ignácio (BRA) 11.49w  Severina Cravid (POR) 11.53w
200 metres
(Wind: 2.7 m/s)
 Felipa Palacios (COL) 22.76w  Roxana Díaz (CUB) 23.00w  Norma González (COL) 23.47w
400 metres  Maria Laura Almirão (BRA) 52.14  Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 52.55  Ana Peña (CUB) 52.74
800 metres  Christiane dos Santos (BRA) 2:06.30  Sandra Moya (PUR) 2:06.71  Niusha Mancilla (BOL) 2:08.53
1500 metres  Adoración García (ESP) 4:22.37  Niusha Mancilla (BOL) 4:25.25  Valeria Rodríguez (ARG) 4:27.41
3000 metres  Nora Rocha (MEX) 9:28.12  Margarita Tapia (MEX) 9:29.61  Bertha Sánchez (COL) 9:34.99
5000 metres  Adriana Fernández (MEX) 16:25.25  América Mateos (MEX) 16:26.81  Lucélia Peres (BRA) 16:45.25
100 metres hurdles  Maíla Machado (BRA) 13.15  Gilvaneide de Oliveira (BRA) 13.46  Princesa Oliveros (COL) 13.53
400 metres hurdles  Isabel Silva (BRA) 56.99  Princesa Oliveros (COL) 57.37  Yvonne Harrison (PUR) 58.22
3000 metres steeplechase  Michelle Costa (BRA) 10:36.47 CR  Érika Olivera (CHI) 10:48.75  Mónica Amboya (ECU) 11:02.68
4×100 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Thatiana Ignácio
Rosemar Coelho Neto
Lucimar de Moura
Kátia de Jesus Santos
44.28  Colombia (COL)
Melissa Murillo
Mirtha Brock
Felipa Palacios
Norma González
44.44 Only two teams started
4×400 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Lucimar Teodoro
Geisa Coutinho
Claudete Alves Pina
Maria Laura Almirao
3:33.13  Colombia (COL)
Felipa Palacios
Mirtha Brock
Princesa Oliveros
Norma González
3:33.35  Puerto Rico (PUR)
Beatriz Cruz
Militza Castro
Sandra Moya
Yvonne Harrison
20,000 m track walk  Aura Morales (MEX) 1:36:58 CR  Geovana Irusta (BOL) 1:37:32  Francisca Martínez (MEX) 1:38:28
High jump  Juana Arrendel (DOM) 1.87 m  Luciane Dambacher (BRA) 1.84 m  Thais de Andrade (BRA) 1.81 m
Pole vault  Alejandra García (ARG) 4.25 m  Karla da Silva (BRA) 4.00 m  Alina Alló (ARG) 3.90 m
Long jump  Maurren Maggi (BRA) 6.97 m CR  Yesenia Rivera (PUR) 6.33 m  Yudelkis Fernández (CUB) 6.10 m
Triple jump  Mabel Gay (CUB) 14.18 m  Jennifer Arveláez (VEN) 13.65 m  Luciana dos Santos (BRA) 13.53 m
Shot put  Yumileidi Cumbá (CUB) 18.87 m  Martina de la Puente (ESP) 17.20 m  Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 16.63 m
Discus throw  Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 58.20 m  Yania Ferrales (CUB) 57.63 m  Luz Dary Castro (COL) 53.91 m
Hammer throw  Vânia Silva (POR) 65.02 m CR  Aldenay Vasallo (CUB) 63.75 m  Dolores Pedrares (ESP) 61.83 m
Javelin throw  Sabina Moya (COL) 62.62 m  Xiomara Rivero (CUB) 61.41 m  Marta Míguez (ESP) 58.06 m
Heptathlon  Yuleidis Limonta (CUB) 5593 pts  Elizete da Silva (BRA) 5288 pts  Anabella von Kesselstatt (ARG) 5237 pts
  • Note: The results for the women's pole vault listed by GBR Athletics conflict with those of the official report. Puerto Rico's Michelle Vélez is listed as joint bronze medallist, but she finished fourth on countback.[8][9]

Medal table[edit]

Brazilian Maurren Maggi's record in the long jump was a highlight.
Ecuador's first Olympic champion Jefferson Pérez won a race walk gold medal.
  The host country (Guatemala) is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 15 13 10 38
2  Cuba 8 6 2 16
3  Mexico 5 4 2 11
4  Colombia 4 3 6 13
5  Spain 3 3 4 10
6  Argentina 3 0 5 8
7  Dominican Republic 2 0 0 2
8  Portugal 1 3 1 5
9  Chile 1 1 4 6
10  Uruguay 1 1 0 2
11  Ecuador 1 0 1 2
12  Venezuela 0 4 2 6
13  Puerto Rico 0 3 4 7
14  Bolivia 0 2 1 3
15  Guatemala 0 1 1 2
Total 44 44 43 131
  • Note: The medal table in the official 2010 report by RFEA incorrectly lists Argentina as having won a silver medal in the women's section. It also states that Venezuela gained one more men's bronze medal than it did (José Carabalí had the same 200 m time as the bronze medallist but was ranked fourth).[3]


Of the twenty-eight member nations of the Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo twenty-one sent delegations to the competition. None of the six African members took part. All the original 22 founding member nations were present with the sole exception of Paraguay. A total of 312 athletes participated at the event.[10]


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  4. ^ a b Biscayart, Eduardo (2002-05-13). Brazil takes overall victory in Guatemala. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-01-10.
  5. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2002-05-12). Maggi's 6.97 leap assists Brazil's dominance of first day in Guatemala. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-01-10.
  6. ^ El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010. RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-10.
  7. ^ a b El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pgs. 173). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-10.
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  10. ^ El Atletismo Ibero-Americano - San Fernando 2010 (pg. 214). RFEA. Retrieved on 2012-01-10.