2006 South American Championships in Athletics

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44th South American Championships
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Host city Tunja, ColombiaColombia
Date(s) 29 September – 1 October
Main stadium Estadio La Independencia
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Participation 229 athletes from
12 nations
Events 44
Records set 5 Championships records

The 2006 South American Championships in Athletics were held at the Estadio La Independencia in Tunja, Colombia from 29 September to 1 October. The competition represented a departure from the traditional biennial cycle of the championships, a decision taken partly as a response to the lack of major competitions that year for the region's athletes, as well as the fact many athletes would instead focus on the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and the Pan American Games (in Rio de Janeiro) which were scheduled for the following year. The stadium's location at 2810 metres above sea level aided the performances of athletes competing in the sprint and field events.[1] A total of 44 events were contested, of which 22 by male and 22 by female athletes.

Brazil continued its dominance in the medals and points tables with 26 gold medals and 55 medals in all, adding to an undefeated streak in the men's and women's sides since the 1975 edition.[1] The hosts Colombia were clear runners-up with nine golds and 36 medals, while Argentina and Ecuador were the next most successful nations. Cold, windy conditions affected athletes performances over the course of the three-day competition, but five Championships records were broken or equalled. Pole vaulter Fabiana Murer won her first continental title with a record clearance of 4.40 m, while Argentine Germán Chiaraviglio equalled the best mark in the men's event. Jessé de Lima beat defending high jump champion Gilmar Mayo in a record height and Jennifer Dahlgren retained her hammer throw title with a new record.

Colombian Bertha Sánchez became champion in three events (5000 m, 10,000 m and steeplechase) and her compatriot Caterine Ibargüen took a gold and two silver medals in the jumping events, as well as setting a national record in the triple jump. Brazil's Elisângela Adriano won both the shot put and discus throw disciplines. Two more of her compatriots scored event doubles: Lucimar Teodoro won the 400 metres and the 400 metres hurdles, while the 100 metres and 200 metres titles went to Rosemar Coelho Neto.[2]


Fabiana Murer won her first continental pole vault title with a Championship record.


Name Event Country Record Type
Jessé de Lima High jump  Brazil 2.28 m CR
Germán Chiaraviglio Pole vault  Argentina 5.40 m CR=
Louis Tristán Long jump  Peru 8.09 m NR
Noraldo Palacios Javelin throw  Colombia 79.09 m NR
Key:0000WR — World record  • AR — Area record  • CR — Championship record  • NR — National record


Name Event Country Record Type
Fabiana Murer Pole vault  Brazil 4.47 m CR
Tânia Ferreira da Silva Triple jump  Brazil 13.92 m CR
Jennifer Dahlgren Hammer throw  Argentina 69.07 m CR
Caterine Ibargüen Triple jump  Colombia 13.91 m NR
Katiuscia de Jesus Hammer throw  Brazil 64.58 NR
Key:0000WR — World record  • AR — Area record  • CR — Championship record  • NR — National record

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see 2006 South American Championships in Athletics – Results


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Daniel Grueso (COL) 10.50  Kael Becerra (CHI) 10.50  José Carlos Moreira (BRA) 10.51
200 metres  Basílio de Morães (BRA) 20.70  Daniel Grueso (COL) 20.99  Heber Viera (URU) 21.10
400 metres  Sanderlei Parrela (BRA) 46.19  Eduardo Vasconcelos (BRA) 46.65  Javier Mosquera (COL) 46.88
800 metres  Fabiano Peçanha (BRA) 1:49.55  Hudson de Souza (BRA) 1:49.97  John Chávez (COL) 1:51.81
1500 metres  Hudson de Souza (BRA) 3:46.98  Fredy Espinoza (COL) 3:50.82  Byron Piedra (ECU) 3:54.48
5000 metres  Juan Diego Contreras (PER) 14:59.06  Byron Piedra (ECU) 15:00.00  Eduardo Arequipa (BOL) 15:00.70
10,000 metres  Jacinto López (COL) 31:41.00  Juan Diego Contreras (PER) 31:41.58  Jason Gutiérrez (COL) 31:44.25
110 metres hurdles  Paulo Villar (COL) 13.62  Anselmo da Silva (BRA) 13.78  Matheus Facho Inocêncio (BRA) 13.84
400 metres hurdles  Tiago Bueno (BRA) 49.96  Luis Montenegro (CHI) 50.17  Raphael Fernandes (BRA) 50.49
3000 metres steeplechase  Sergio Lobos (CHI) 9:15.42  Diego Moreno (PER) 9:21.28  Gladson Barbosa (BRA) 9:22.51
4×100 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Eliezer de Almeida
Basílio de Moraes Júnior
Vicente de Lima
José Carlos Moreira
39.03  Colombia (COL)
Harlin Echevarría
Eduard Mena
Álvaro Gómez
Paulo Villar
40.17  Argentina (ARG)
José Manuel Garaventa
Gustavo Aguirre
Iván Altamirano
Mariano Jiménez
4×400 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Fernando de Almeida
Sanderlei Parrela
Eduardo Vasconcelos
Raphael Fernandes
3:03.05  Colombia (COL)
Geiner Mosquera
Amílcar Torres
Javier Mosquera
Juan Pablo Maturana
3:06.49  Venezuela (VEN)
Josner Rodríguez
José Céspedes
Víctor Solarte
Roberto Lineros
20,000 m walk  Gustavo Restrepo (COL) 1:28:12.0  Xavier Moreno (ECU) 1:29:50.2  Patricio Ortega (ECU) 1:35:29.1
High jump  Jessé de Lima (BRA) 2.28 m CR  Gilmar Mayo (COL) 2.20 m  Santiago Guerci (ARG)
 Fabio Baptista (BRA)
2.13 m
Pole vault  Germán Chiaraviglio (ARG) 5.40 m CR=  Javier Benítez (ARG) 5.35 m  Fábio Gomes da Silva (BRA) 5.20 m
Long jump  Rogério Bispo (BRA) 8.32 m (w)  Louis Tristán (PER) 8.09 m NR  Rodrigo Araújo (BRA) 8.05 m
Triple jump  Hugo Chila (ECU) 16.68 m (w)  Thiago Carahyba Dias (BRA) 16.57 m (w)  Jhon Murillo (COL) 16.36 m (w)
Shot put  Germán Lauro (ARG) 18.97 m  Marco Antonio Verni (CHI) 18.62 m  Marcelo Moreira (BRA) 17.84 m
Discus throw  Jorge Balliengo (ARG) 60.19 m  Ronald Julião (BRA) 57.02 m  Gustavo Mendonça (BRA) 51.15 m
Hammer throw  Juan Ignacio Cerra (ARG) 71.20 m  Patricio Palma (CHI) 67.30 m  Wagner Domingos (BRA) 67.27 m
Javelin throw  Noraldo Palacios (COL) 79.09 m NR  Víctor Fatecha (PAR) 76.79 m NJR  João Carlos Martins (BRA) 75.26 m
Decathlon  Carlos Eduardo Chinin (BRA) 7208 pts  Erik Kerwitz (ARG) 7188 pts  Enrique Aguirre (ARG) 6683 pts

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Rosemar Coelho Neto (BRA) 11.53  Yomara Hinestroza (COL) 11.72  Darlenys Obregón (COL) 11.72
200 metres  Rosemar Coelho Neto (BRA) 23.44  Darlenys Obregón (COL) 23.58  Vanda Gomes (BRA) 23.76
400 metres  Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 53.31  Perla Regina dos Santos (BRA) 53.82  Alejandra Idrobo (COL) 53.94
800 metres  Christiane Ritz dos Santos (BRA) 2:10.15  Muriel Coneo (COL) 2:14.13  Diana Armas (ECU) 2:18.67
1500 metres  Juliana de Azevedo (BRA) 4:33.74  Ana Joaquina Rondón (COL) 4:37.03  Muriel Coneo (COL) 4:55.24
5000 metres  Bertha Sánchez (COL) 17:16.39  Ana Joaquina Rondón (COL) 17:17.11  Rosa Apaza (BOL) 17:18.31
10,000 metres  Bertha Sánchez (COL) 37:36.16  Ednalva da Silva (BRA) 37:37.47  Rosa Apaza (BOL) 37:38.12
100 metres hurdles  Maíla Machado (BRA) 13.28  Francisca Guzmán (CHI) 13.83  Gilveneide de Oliveira (BRA) 14.06
400 metres hurdles  Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 58.16  Perla dos Santos (BRA) 58.40  Lucy Jaramillo (ECU) 58.93
3000 metres steeplechase  Bertha Sánchez (COL) 10:48.44  Zenaide Vieira (BRA) 10:56.16  Michelle Barreto de Costa (BRA) 11:34.53
4×100 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Maíla Machado
Lucimar de Moura
Rosemar Coelho Neto
Vanda Gomes
44.72  Colombia (COL)
Shirley Aragón
María Alejandra Idrobo
Darlenys Obregón
Yomara Hinestroza
44.78  Ecuador (ECU)
Erika Chávez
Lucy Jaramillo
Mayra Pachito
Victoria Quiñonez
4×400 metres relay  Brazil (BRA)
Lucimar Teodoro
Perla Regina dos Santos
Sheila Ferreira
Juliana de Azevedo
3:32.56  Colombia (COL)
Muriel Coneo
Princesa Oliveros
Shirley Aragón
María Alejandra Idrobo
3:37.12  Ecuador (ECU)
Erika Chávez
Lucy Jaramillo
Diana Armas
Karina Caicedo
20,000 m walk  Yadira Guamán (ECU) 1:46:06.7  Luz Villamarín (COL) 1:46:40.3  Magaly Andrade  (ECU) 1:46:40.4
High jump  Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 1.90 m  Solange Witteveen (ARG) 1.82 m  Eliana Renata da Silva (BRA) 1.82 m
Pole vault  Fabiana Murer (BRA) 4.47 m CR  Carolina Torres (CHI) 4.25 m  Alejandra García (ARG) 4.00 m
Long jump  Maurren Maggi (BRA) 6.86 m (w)  Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 6.51 m (w)  Fernanda Gonçalves (BRA) 6.36 m (w)
Triple jump  Tânia Ferreira da Silva (BRA) 13.92 m CR  Caterine Ibargüen (COL) 13.91 m NR  Fabrícia da Silva (BRA) 13.39 m
Shot put  Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 17.37 m  Andréa Pereira (BRA) 16.27 m  Luz Dary Castro (COL) 16.26 m
Discus throw  Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 56.18 m  Luz Dary Castro (COL) 48.88 m  Karen Gallardo (CHI) 48.75 m
Hammer throw  Jennifer Dahlgren (ARG) 69.07 m CR  Eli Johana Moreno (COL) 64.94 m  Katiuscia de Jesus (BRA) 64.58 m NR
Javelin throw  Alessandra Resendre (BRA) 58.11 m  Zuleima Araméndiz (COL) 55.60 m  Sabina Moya (COL) 54.52 m
Heptathlon  Elizete da Silva (BRA) 5612 pts  Jailma de Lima (BRA) 5348 pts  Andrea Bordalejo (ARG) 5015 pts

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal table[edit]

Brazilian Maurren Maggi returned from a doping ban to win her fourth long jump title.
Hudson de Souza won a gold and a silver medal for Brazil.
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 26 11 18 55
2  Colombia 9 18 9 36
3  Argentina 5 3 5 13
4  Ecuador 2 2 7 11
5  Chile 1 6 1 8
6  Peru 1 3 0 4
7  Paraguay 0 1 0 1
8  Bolivia 0 0 3 3
9=  Uruguay 0 0 1 1
9=  Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 45 133

Points table[edit]

  • Totals are calculated by awarding a country points for each time an athlete finishes in the top six of an event.
Rank Country Total Men Women
1  Brazil 498
2  Colombia 317
3  Argentina 152
4  Ecuador 116
5  Chile 67
6  Peru 28



  1. ^ a b Tunja to host South American Championships. IAAF (2006-09-29). Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  2. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (2006-10-02). Brazil confirms its South American domination in Tunja. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.

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