The Bolivian city of Sucre, the constitutional capital of the South American country, was the venue of the 16th “Juegos Bolivarianos” (22-26 November), where Ecuadorian Hugo Chila was the best performer of the competition winning gold in the Triple Jump and silver in the Long Jump; he set national records in both events.
A silver medallist at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships at Triple Jump, Chila took the Triple Jump title on 25 November with a National Record and Championship Record of 17.03 (0.3). Chila bettered his old national record of 16.70, set when he finished 20th in the qualification round at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin.
His series in Sucre was: 16.50/-0.3, 17.03/0.3, foul, 16.57/1.7, pass, 15.17/2.3. Colombian Jhon Freddy Murillo was second with 16.20/0.5, while 17-year-old Ecuadorian José Adrián Sornoza was third with a PB of 16.03/0.0….Read More