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South American Youth Championships in Athletics

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The South American Youth Championships in Athletics (Campeonato Sudamericano de Atletismo de Menores) is a biennial athletics event organized by "ConfederaciĆ³n 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.

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Events

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:

Boys

  • Dash: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m
  • Hurdling: 110m (height: 0.914 m), 400m (height: 0.84 m)
  • Steeplechase: 2000m
  • Relay: 1000m Medley relay (100m x 200m x 300m x 400m)
  • Racewalking: 10,000m
  • Throw: Shot put (5 kg), Discus (1.5 kg), Hammer (5 kg), Javelin (700 g)
  • Jump: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
  • Combined: Octathlon (100m, Long jump, Shot put, 400m, 110m hurdles, High jump, Javelin, 1000m).
  • Girls

    Starting in 2012, there were new implements for the throws (and consequently in heptathlon):

  • Dash: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m
  • Hurdling: 100m (height: 0.762 m), 400m (height: 0.762 m)
  • Steeplechase: 2000m
  • Relay: 1000m Medley relay (100m x 200m x 300m x 400m)
  • Racewalking: 5000m
  • Throw: Shot put (3 kg; (until 2011: 4 kg)), Discus (1 kg), Hammer (3 kg; (until 2011: 4 kg)), Javelin (500 g; (until 2011: 600 g))
  • Jump: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
  • Combined: Heptathlon (100m hurdles, High jump, Shot put, 200m, Long jump, Javelin, 800m).
  • Awards

    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.

    Defunct events

    Men
    Women

    ht = hand timing
    A = affected by altitude

    References

    South American Youth Championships in Athletics Wikipedia


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