The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting every corner of the world and South America is no exception. All activities in the region have been virtually paralyzed since the last event was held in Bragança Paulista, Brazil on 14 March. There, Darlan Romani, the area record holder in the shot put, the fourth place finisher at the 2019 World Championships and one of South America’s best athletes, reached 21.52m.
Brazil dominated the 18th edition of the Ibero-American Championships, which took place from 24 to 26 August at the Estadio Chan-Chan in Trujillo, Peru, but Colombia’s Lorena Arenas delivered the top performance of the championships.
The Brazilian team dominated the 49th edition of the South American Championships, which took at Lima’s Videna Stadium on 12-14 June.
Colombia’s Lorena Arenas produced the best result of the first day of competition at the ODESUR Games (South American Games) on Thursday (13) by setting a South American 20,000m race walk record.
Sandra Arenas and Eider Arevalo produced a double win for Colombia in the 20km, while Jose Leyver secured a home win in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua on Saturday (22) during the third leg of the 2014 IAAF Race Walking Challenge.