Athletics at the 1959 Central American and Caribbean Games

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The athletics competition in the 1959 Central American and Caribbean Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Manuel Rivera
 Puerto Rico
10.87 Horacio Esteves
 Venezuela
10.91 Lloyd Murad
 Venezuela
10.92
200 metres Manuel Rivera
 Puerto Rico
21.79 Rafael Romero
 Venezuela
21.92 Lloyd Murad
 Venezuela
22.40
400 metres Ovidio de Jesús
 Puerto Rico
48.73 Iván Rodríguez
 Puerto Rico
48.93 Evaristo Edie
 Venezuela
49.98
800 metres Ralph Gomes
 Guyana
1:57.7 Harvey Borrero
 Colombia
1:58.4 Jorge Leal
 Mexico
1:58.8
1500 metres Harvey Borrero
 Colombia
4:04.37 Alfredo Tinoco
 Mexico
4:06.00 Ralph Gomes
 Guyana
4:08.16
5000 metres Isidro Segura
 Mexico
15:41.94 Guadalupe Jiménez
 Mexico
15:55.06 Marciano Castillo
 Mexico
15:56.10
10000 metres Josafath Hernández
 Mexico
32:51.36 Isidro Segura
 Mexico
32:59.17 Pedro Peralta
 Mexico
33:25.51
Half marathon Pedro Peralta
 Mexico
01:10:29 Pedro Alvarado
 Mexico
01:11:47 Germán Lozano
 Colombia
01:13:40
3000 metre steeplechase Alfredo Tinoco
 Mexico
10:50.8* Luciano Gómez
 Mexico
11:11.6* Hernando Ruíz
 Colombia
11:45.5*
110 metres hurdles Teófilo Davis Bell
 Venezuela
15.39 Teófilo Colón
 Puerto Rico
15.95 Víctor Maldonado
 Venezuela
16.05
400 metres hurdles Ovidio de Jesús
 Puerto Rico
53.42 Víctor Maldonado
 Venezuela
54.18 Oscar Fernández
 Mexico
55.51
High jump Teodoro Palacios
 Guatemala
1.91 Julio Lleras
 Puerto Rico
1.91 Roberto Procel
 Mexico
1.89
Pole vault Rolando Cruz
 Puerto Rico
4.40 Rubén Cruz
 Puerto Rico
3.96 Miguel Rivera
 Puerto Rico
3.79
Long jump Deryck Taylor
 Jamaica
7.07 Julio Lleras
 Puerto Rico
6.67 Jesús Piña
 Venezuela
6.60
Triple jump Pedro Camacho
 Puerto Rico
14.67 Rumildo Cruz
 Puerto Rico
14.38 Julio Lleras
 Puerto Rico
14.32
Shot put Eduardo Adriana
 Netherlands Antilles
14.59 Ramón Rosario
 Puerto Rico
14.48 Rafael Trompiz
 Venezuela
14.00
Discus throw Daniel Cereali
 Venezuela
44.95 Mauricio Rodríguez
 Venezuela
42.27 Omar Fierro
 Mexico
42.16
Hammer throw Daniel Cereali
 Venezuela
51.17dh Rubén Dávila
 Puerto Rico
46.86dh Francisco Fragoso
 Mexico
46.75dh
Javelin throw Carlos Fajer
 Mexico
62.36 Santiago Durham
 Mexico
59.65 Jesús Barbera
 Venezuela
59.02
Pentathlon Rodolfo Mijares
 Mexico
2723 Héctor Román
 Puerto Rico
2627 Héctor Thomas
 Venezuela
2540
4 × 100 metres relay  Venezuela
Clive A. Bonas
Lloyd Murad
Horacio Esteves
Rafael Romero
42.14  Puerto Rico
Miguel Rivera
Rubén Díaz
Ramón L. Vega
Manuel Rivera
42.27  Panama
Luis E. Carter
Hubert Brown
Martín Francis
Manuel Rivas
42.71
4 × 400 metres relay  Puerto Rico
Frank Rivera
Manuel Rivera
Ovidio de Jesús
Iván Rodríguez
3:16.91  Venezuela
Emilio Romero
Davis Welch
Guillermo Rocca
Evaristo Edie
3:22.88  Mexico
Rodolfo Ramírez
Oscar Fernández
Juan J. Godínez
Jorge Terán
3:24.46

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Jean Holmes
 Panama
13.04 Yolanda Vinocourt
 Mexico
13.31 María Treviño
 Mexico
13.33
80 metres hurdles Guillermina Peña
 Mexico
12.87 Benilda Ascanio
 Venezuela
12.92 Silvia Hunte
 Panama
13.43
High jump Benilda Ascanio
 Venezuela
1.43 Margarita Kabsch
 Mexico
1.40 Silvia Hunte
 Panama
1.40
Discus throw Lili Schulter
 Mexico
40.79 Ivonne Rojano
 Mexico
37.19 Nerva Matheus
 Venezuela
31.04
Javelin throw Berta Chiú
 Mexico
35.21 Raquel Trujillo
 Mexico
35.14 Mercedes García
 Venezuela
34.75
4 × 100 metres relay  Panama
Marcela Daniel
Lorraine Dunn
Silvia Hunte
Jean Holmes
50.51
(50.5)
 Mexico
Guillermina Peña
Raquel Trujillo
Ma. Teresa Treviño
Yolanda Vincourt
51.81
(51.7)
 Venezuela
Benilde Ascanio
Alvia Ford
Biserka de Vamich
Morella Ettedgui
53.26
(53.2)

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Mexico (MEX)911929
2 Puerto Rico (PUR)710219
3 Venezuela (VEN)561122
4 Panama (PAN)2035
5 Colombia (COL)1124
6 Guyana (GUY)1012
7 Guatemala (GUA)1001
 Jamaica (JAM)1001
 Netherlands Antilles (AHO)1001
Totals (9 nations)28282884


References[edit]

  • Montesinos, Enrique (2013). "The Oldest Regional Games: Central American & Caribbean Sports Games" (PDF). CACSO.
  • "Central American and Caribbean Games (Men)". GBR Athletics.
  • "Central American and Caribbean Games (Women)". GBR Athletics.