2009 South American Championships in Athletics
|46th South American Championships|
|Host city||Lima, Peru|
|Date(s)||19 June – 21 June|
|Main stadium||Villa Deportiva Nacional|
|Records set||10 Championship records
2 Area records
Brazil dominated the tournament, easily finishing with the highest total points and medals, and also winning the most gold, silver, and bronze medals. Colombia and Argentina took second and third places, respectively, while hosts Peru finished in fifth.
Numerous records were broken at the Championships, including two area records, 10 Championship records and seventeen national records. Both area records were achieved in the 20000 metres track walk event, with Luis Fernando López running 1:20:53.6 in the men's race to break Jefferson Pérez's previous mark, and Johana Ordóñez winning the women's race in 1:34:58. Mario Bazán also beat one of Pérez's records, setting a Championship record in the 3000 metres steeplechase.
Colombian Norma González was the athlete with the most medals at the end of the tournament, with three golds from the 200 metres, 400 metres, and 4×100 metres relay, and a silver from the 4×400 metres relay. A handful of other athletes also won multiple gold medals. Three women won two gold medals: Rosibel García won the 800 and 1500 metres, Germán Lauro took the shot put and discus titles, and Inés Melchor set a national and a Championship record in the 5000 and 10000 metres, respectively. Three male athletes also achieved double golds: Alonso Edward did the 100 and 200 metres sprint double, Andrés Silva won the 400 metres sprint and hurdles, while Byron Piedra won both the 1500 and 5000 metres races.
The competition was marred by drugs bans for medalling athletes: a Brazilian coach, Jayme Netto, admitted that he had administered the banned drug recombinant EPO on five of his athletes without their knowledge, which included: 800 m silver medallist Josiane Tito, 200 m bronze medallist Bruno de Barros, heptathlon champion Lucimara da Silva and 400 m hurdles silver medallist Luciana França. In a separate case, Lucimar Teodoro, the 400 m hurdles gold medallist, also received a two-year ban.
- For full event details see 2009 South American Championships in Athletics – Results
- Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-20). Murer vaults 4.60m at South American Championships – Day 1 report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.
- Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-21). Adriano takes seventh South American Discus title – Day 2 report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.
- Biscayart, Eduardo (2009-06-22). Brazil repeats triumph at South American Championships – Day 3 report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.
- Official results (archived)
- "Athletics: Brazil repeats triumph at South American Chmps". en.olympic.cn. 2009-06-23. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- Los números finales del Sudamericano (in Spanish). CONSUDATLE (2009-06-21). Retrieved on 2009-06-24. Archived 2009-08-14.
- La despedida de Lima (in Spanish). CONSUDATLE (2009-06-21). Retrieved on 2009-06-24.
- Coach takes blame for five Brazilian athletes failing drug tests. The Guardian (2009-08-06). Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
- Brazilian hurdler banned for two years for doping. Reuters (2009-08-12). Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
- The original bronze medallist was Bruno de Barros of Brazil in 20.93 seconds (disqualified due to doping).
- Brazil, originally finishing in the silver medal position, disqualified after Jorge Célio Sena was found guilty of doping.
- The original silver medallist was João Gabriel Sousa of Brazil with 5.30 metres (disqualified due to doping).
- The original bronze medallist was Leonardo Elisiário dos Santos of Brazil with 15.58 metres (disqualified due to doping violation).
- Lauro se fue con doblete. Olé Clarin (2009-06-22). Retrieved on 2009-06-24. Archived 2009-08-14.
- Original silver medallist was: Josiane Tito of Brazil in 2:06.66 minutes (disqualified for a doping violation)
- Original gold and silver medalists were Brazilians Lucimar Teodoro (56.32 CR) and Luciana França (56.53). Both were disqualified for doping violations.
- The original gold and silver medalists, Johana Triviño of Colombia and Fernanda Gonçalves of Brazil respectively, were disqualified due to doping.
- The original gold medalist was Johana Triviño of Colombia with 14.02 metres (disqualified due to doping).
- The original winner, Brazil's Lucimara da Silva in a championship record of 5996 points, was later disqualified as she failed a drugs test prior to the competition.
- Competition overview (in Spanish)