The South American Youth Championships in Athletics (Campeonato Sudamericano de Atletismo de Menores) is a biennial athletics event organized by "Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo" (CONSUDATLE), the South American area association of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Starting in 1973, the competition was open for athletes under-17 in the early years. Since 2000 the international age group definition (under 18) has applied. The tournament is open for athletes from CONSUDATLE member federations. Athletes from IAAF members of other geographical areas may be invited. However, they are not considered in the classification.
Each member federation is allowed to enter 2 athletes and 1 relay team per event. Due to the latest edition of article 27 of the regulations of CONSUDATLE the following events are held during the championships:
Starting in 2012, there were new implements for the throws (and consequently in heptathlon):
Medals are awarded for individuals and relay team members for the first three places in each event.
Trophies are awarded to teams in each category (male and female) with the highest total number of cumulative points in the entire competition. In addition, a trophy will be given to the country for the overall title.
A trophy is also presented to both a male and a female athlete for the most outstanding performance.
ht = hand timing
A = affected by altitude