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Lima 90, PERU
IV JUEGOS SURAMERICANOS

Fecha de apertura: 1 de diciembre de 1990

Fecha de clausura: 10 de diciembre de 1990

The growing importance of the South American Games was confirmed in 1990. On December 1st, Alberto Fujimori, president of Peru, declared opened the fourth edition of the Games in a magnificent ceremony in Lima’s National Stadium. Once again, ten countries joined the event. Colombia was absent but Surinam made its debut in the South American Games. The number of athletes continuously grew: 1,070 went to Lima and to the cities of Arequipa and Trujillo and competed in 16 sports: Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics, Baseball, Bowling, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Judo, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Sailing, Shooting, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Argentina won 187 medals – 68 gold ones – conquering the position at the top of the charts one more time. Peru, competing at home, came in second position with a total of 185 medals – 50 gold – followed by Chile with 138 medals – 40 gold.

Gold medal ranking

 Nations

Gold Silver Bronze Total

 Argentina

68 73 46 187

 Peru

50 59 76 185

 Chile

40 38 60 138

 Brasil

37 21 19 77

 Venezuela

27 22 15 64

 Ecuador

21 23 18 62

 Uruguay

13 13 15 41

 Bolivia

2 9 24 35

 Surinam

2 0 1 3

 Paraguay

0 4 2 6
 Total 260 262 276 798
Ranking by total number of medals

 Nations

Gold Silver Bronze Total

 Argentina

68 73 46 187

 Peru

50 59 76 185

 Chile

40 38 60 138

 Brasil

37 21 19 77

 Venezuela

27 22 15 64

 Ecuador

21 23 18 62

 Uruguay

13 13 15 41

 Bolivia

2 9 24 35

 Paraguay

0 4 2 6

 Surinam

2 0 1 3
 Total 260 262 276 798