Athletics at the 1979 Pan American Games

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Athletics at the
VIII Pan American Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
Host citySan Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Date(s)July 7–14, 1979
Main stadiumEstadio Sixto Escobar
Events39
1975
1983


Athletics competitions at the 1979 Pan American Games in San Juan were held from July 7 to 14[1] at the Estadio Sixto Escobar.[2]


Medalists[edit]

Key
GR Pan American Games record

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Silvio Leonard
 Cuba
10.13 Harvey Glance
 United States
10.19 Emmit King
 United States
10.30
200 metres
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Silvio Leonard
 Cuba
20.37 James Gilkes
 Guyana
20.46 Don Coleman
 United States
20.56
400 metres
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Tony Darden
 United States
45.11 Alberto Juantorena
 Cuba
45.24 Willie Smith
 United States
45.3
800 metres
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James Robinson
 United States
1:46.3 GR Alberto Juantorena
 Cuba
1:46.4 Agberto Guimarães
 Brazil
1:46.8
1500 metres
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Don Paige
 United States
3:40.4 GR Todd Harbour
 United States
3:41.5 Agberto Guimarães
 Brazil
3:41.5
5000 metres
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Matt Centrowitz
 United States
14:01.0 Herb Lindsay
 United States
14:04.1 Rodolfo Gómez
 Mexico
14:05.0
10,000 metres
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Rodolfo Gómez
 Mexico
29:02.4 Enrique Aquino
 Mexico
29:03.9 Frank Shorter
 United States
29:06.4
110 metres hurdles
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Renaldo Nehemiah
 United States
13.20 GR Alejandro Casañas
 Cuba
13.46 Charles Foster
 United States
13.56
400 metres hurdles
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James Walker
 United States
49.66 Antônio Dias Ferreira
 Brazil
50.85 Frank Montiéh
 Cuba
51.30
3000 metres steeplechase
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Henry Marsh
 United States
8:43.6 William McCullough
 United States
8:44.7 Demetrio Cabanillos
 Mexico
8:52.4
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States
Mike Roberson
Harvey Glance
Cliff Wiley
Steve Riddick
38.85  Cuba
Osvaldo Lara
Alejandro Casañas
Silvio Leonard
Juan Saborit
39.14  Brazil
Milton de Castro
Nelson dos Santos
Rui da Silva
Altevir de Araújo
39.44
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States
James Walker
Herman Frazier
Maurice Peoples
Tony Darden
3:03.8  Jamaica
Ian Stapleton
Floyd Brown
Bert Cameron
Colin Bradford
3:04.7  Cuba
Frank Montiéh
Carlos Álvarez
Alberto Juantorena
Pedro Tanis
3:06.3
Marathon
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Radamés González
 Cuba
2:24:09 Luis Barbosa
 Colombia
2:24:44 Rich Hughson
 Canada
2:25:34
20 kilometres walk
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Daniel Bautista
 Mexico
1:28:15 GR Neal Pyke
 United States
1:30:17 Todd Scully
 United States
1:32:30
50 kilometres walk
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Raúl González
 Mexico
4:05:17 GR Martín Bermúdez
 Mexico
4:11:13 Marco Evoniuk
 United States
4:24:20
High jump
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Franklin Jacobs
 United States
2.26 GR Benn Fields
 United States
2.19 Milton Ottey
 Canada
2.19
Pole vault
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Bruce Simpson
 Canada
5.15 Greg Woepse
 United States
5.05 Brian Morrissette
 Virgin Islands
4.85
Long jump
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João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil
8.18 David Giralt
 Cuba
8.15 Carl Lewis
 United States
8.13
Triple jump
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João Carlos de Oliveira
 Brazil
17.27 Willie Banks
 United States
16.88 James Butts
 United States
16.69
Shot put
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Dave Laut
 United States
20.22 GR Bishop Dolegiewicz
 Canada
19.67 Bruno Pauletto
 Canada
19.61
Discus throw
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Mac Wilkins
 United States
63.30 Bradley Cooper
 Bahamas
62.16 GR Luis Delís
 Cuba
61.70
Hammer throw
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Scott Neilson
 Canada
69.64 GR Armando Orozco
 Cuba
68.48 Genovevo Morejón
 Cuba
67.66
Javelin throw
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Duncan Atwood
 United States
84.16 GR Antonio González
 Cuba
84.12 Raúl Pupo
 Cuba
81.96
Decathlon
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Bobby Coffman
 United States
8078 GR Tito Steiner
 Argentina
7638 Zenon Smiechowski
 Canada
7337

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Evelyn Ashford
 United States
11.07 Brenda Morehead
 United States
11.11 Angella Taylor
 Canada
11.36
200 metres
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Evelyn Ashford
 United States
22.24 Angella Taylor
 Canada
22.74 Merlene Ottey
 Jamaica
22.79
400 metres
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Sharon Dabney
 United States
51.81 June Griffith
 Guyana
51.81 Patricia Jackson
 United States
52.32
800 metres
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Essie Kelley
 United States
2:01.2 GR Julie Brown
 United States
2:01.2 Aurelia Pentón
 Cuba
2:02.1
1500 metres
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Mary Decker
 United States
4:05.7 GR Julie Brown
 United States
4:06.4 Penny Werthner
 Canada
4:14.8
3000 metres
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Jan Merrill
 United States
8:53.6 GR Julie Brown
 United States
8:59.9 Geri Fitch
 Canada
9:35.7
100 metres hurdles
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Deby LaPlante
 United States
12.90 Sharon Lane
 Canada
13.56 Grisel Machado
 Cuba
13.60
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States
Valerie Brisco
Chandra Cheeseborough
Brenda Morehead
Karen Hawkins
43.30  Jamaica
Lelieth Hodges
Rosie Allwood
Carmetta Drummond
Merlene Ottey
44.18  Cuba
Eloína Echevarría
Isabel Taylor
Marta Zulueta
Silvia Chivás
46.26
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States
Essie Kelley
Sharon Dabney
Patricia Jackson
Rosalyn Bryant
3:29.4 GR  Cuba
Ana Luisa Guibert
Nery McKeen
Ana Fidelia Quirot
Aurelia Pentón
3:36.3a  Canada
Anne Mackie-Morelli
Jeanette Wood
Marita Payne
Micheline Racette
3:37.6a
High jump
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Louise Ritter
 United States
1.93 GR Pam Spencer
 United States
1.87 Debbie Brill
 Canada
1.85
Long jump
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Kathy McMillan
 United States
6.46 Ana Alexander
 Cuba
6.31 Eloína Echevarría
 Cuba
6.27
Shot put
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María Elena Sarría
 Cuba
18.81 GR Maren Seidler
 United States
18.57 Carmen Ionesco
 Canada
16.50
Discus throw
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Carmen Romero
 Cuba
60.58 GR María Cristina Betancourt
 Cuba
60.44 Carmen Ionesco
 Canada
57.14
Javelin throw
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María Caridad Colón
 Cuba
62.30 GR Lynn Cannon
 United States
56.18 Cathy Sulinski
 United States
55.82
Pentathlon
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Diane Konihowski
 Canada
4605 Jodi Anderson
 United States
4434 Jill Ross
 Canada
4112

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States25161152
2 Cuba610925
3 Canada331218
4 Mexico3227
5 Brazil2136
6 Jamaica0213
7 Guyana0202
8 Argentina0101
 Bahamas0101
 Colombia0101
11 Virgin Islands0011
Totals (11 nations)393939117

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memoria VIII Juegos Deportivos Panamericanos San Juan, Puerto Rico 1979 (PDF) (in Spanish). 1979 Pan American Games Organising Committee (COPAN 79). 1981. p. 231.
  2. ^ Memoria VIII Juegos Deportivos Panamericanos San Juan, Puerto Rico 1979 (PDF) (in Spanish). 1979 Pan American Games Organising Committee (COPAN 79). 1981. p. 197.