Athletics at the 2002 South American Games

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Athletics at the VII South American Games
Estádio Olímpico do Pará - 1.jpg
Estádio Olímpico do Pará
Host city Belém, Brazil Brazil
Date(s) August 1–3
Main stadium Estádio Olímpico do Pará
Level Junior
Events 44 (22 men, 22 women)

Athletics events at the 2002 South American Games were held at the Estádio Olímpico do Pará in Belém, Brazil, between August 1–3, 2002.[1] For the first time, the tournament was restricted to junior athletes (U-20). The results were used to determine the medals awarded for this year's South American Junior Championships.

A total of 44 events were contested, 22 by men and 22 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners were published in a book by written Argentinian journalist Ernesto Rodríguez III with support of the Argentine Olympic Committee (Spanish: Comité Olímpico Argentino) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (Spanish: Ministerio de Educación de la Nación) in collaboration with the Office of Sports (Spanish: Secretaría de Deporte de la Nación).[2] Eduardo Biscayart supplied the list of winners and their results.[3] Further results are published for the South American Junior Championships (Netherlands Antilles unregarded).[4] Churandy Martina's results are collected elsewhere.[5][6]

Results that are identical to the South American Junior Championships are shown elsewhere. Here, only those results are displayed that are different.

Further events with low participation (only 4 athletes from 3 countries) are men's High jump and Javelin throw, and women's 3000 metres steeplechase, Shot put, and Heptathlon.[4] However, there is no indication for awarding a reduced number of medals.

For full event details see Athletics at the 2002 South American Games – Results


Other results of the men's events are shown elsewhere.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Churandy Martina
 Netherlands Antilles
10.42 Bruno Pacheco
10.50 Eliezer De Almeida
200 metres Bruno Pacheco
20.54 Churandy Martina
 Netherlands Antilles
20.81 Jorge Sena
3000 metres steeplechase Fernando Fernandes
8:59.76 Diego Moreno
9:08.34 Rodolfo Hass


: No medal because of lack of minimum participation.[2]


Other results of the women's events are shown elsewhere.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Discus Throw Roberta De Oliveira
41.85 Jennifer Dahlgren
41.41 Roberta Campos
Javelin Throw María Do Carmo Alves
45.31 María Aparecida Cruz
44.31 Adriana Benavente


: No medal because of lack of minimum participation.[2]


Doping offences during the athletics events of the games are documented elsewhere.

Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

An unofficial medal count for the athletics events at South American Games is shown below. It should be noted that this medal table differs from the medal table published for the South American Under-23 Championships because of different number of nations, and the minimum participation necessary to award a full set of medals as introduced by ODESUR. Affected are the medal counts for Brazil, Chile, and the Netherlands Antilles.

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 32 12 16 60
2  Argentina 5 5 5 15
3  Venezuela 4 11 8 23
4  Chile 1 5 7 13
5  Ecuador 1 5 2 8
6  Netherlands Antilles 1 1 0 2
7  Peru 0 2 2 4
8  Guyana 0 1 2 3
9  Uruguay 0 1 1 2


  1. ^ BRASIL 2002, BRASIL, VII JUEGOS SURAMERICANOS, Fecha de apertura: 1 de agosto de 2002, Fecha de clausura: 11 de agosto de 2002 (in Spanish), ODESUR, retrieved June 19, 2012 
  2. ^ a b c Rodríguez III, Ernesto (2010), LIBROS DEL CICLO OLÍMPICO ARGENTINO - Libro I de los Juegos Odesur 1978-2010 (in Spanish) (1a. ed.), Buenos Aires: Alarco Ediciones, p. 192, ISBN 978-987-1367-18-4, retrieved June 3, 2012 
  3. ^ SOUTH AMERICAN (ODESUR) GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved June 3, 2012 
  4. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on March 4, 2016, retrieved November 1, 2011 
  5. ^ Biscayart, Eduardo (August 4, 2002), Brazil retains South American Junior crown – 7 area junior records fall, IAAF, retrieved November 6, 2011 
  6. ^ Martina, Churandy, IAAF, retrieved June 19, 2012