Athletics at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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West Stand, Arms Park.jpg
The now-modernised Cardiff Arms Park.
Dates18–26 July 1958
Host city Cardiff, Wales Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg
Venue Cardiff Arms Park
LevelSenior
Events29
Participation424 athletes from
32 nations
Records set3 WR


At the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games , the athletics events were held at Cardiff Arms Park in Cardiff, Wales in July 1958. A total of 29 athletics events were contested at the Games, 20 by men and 9 by women. Four Games records were improved during the competition and three world records were set (at 440 yards hurdles, women's javelin, women's 4 x 110 yards relay).

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 yards
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Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Keith Gardner  (JAM)9.66Flag of the Bahamas (1953-1964).svg  Tom Robinson  (BAH)9.69Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Mike Agostini  (CAN)9.79
220 yards
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Flag of the Bahamas (1953-1964).svg  Tom Robinson  (BAH)21.08Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Keith Gardner  (JAM)21.11Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Gordon Day  (SAF)21.15
440 yards
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Flag of India.svg  Milkha Singh  (IND)46.71Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Malcolm Spence  (SAF)46.9Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Terry Tobacco  (CAN)47.05
880 yards
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Herb Elliott  (AUS)1:49.32Flag of England.svg  Brian Hewson  (ENG)1:49.47Flag of England.svg  Mike Rawson  (ENG)1:50.94
1 mile
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Herb Elliott  (AUS)3:59.03Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Merv Lincoln  (AUS)4:01.80Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Albie Thomas  (AUS)4:02.77
3 miles
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Flag of New Zealand.svg  Murray Halberg  (NZL)13:14.96Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Albie Thomas  (AUS)13:24.37Flag of New Zealand.svg  Neville Scott  (NZL)13:26.06
6 miles
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Dave Power  (AUS)28:48.16Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  John Merriman  (WAL)28:48.84Flag of Kenya (1921-1963).svg  Arere Anentia  (KEN)28:51.48
Marathon
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Dave Power  (AUS)2:22:46Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Johannes Barnard  (SAF)2:22:58Flag of England.svg  Peter Wilkinson  (ENG)2:24:42
120 yards hurdles
(wind: +3.5 m/s)
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Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Keith Gardner  (JAM)14.20wFlag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Jacobus Swart  (SAF)14.30wFlag of Pakistan.svg  Ghulam Raziq  (PAK)14.32w
440 yards hurdles
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Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Gert Potgieter  (SAF)49.73 (WR) GR Flag of Australia (converted).svg  David Lean  (AUS)50.59Flag of Kenya (1921-1963).svg  Bartonjo Rotich  (KEN)51.75
4 × 110 yards relay
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Flag of England.svg  England
Peter Radford
Roy Sandstrom
David Segal
Adrian Breacker
40.72Flag of Nigeria (1914-1952).svg  Nigeria
Thomas Obi
Jimmy Omagbemi
Victor Odofin
Smart Akrara
41.05Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Jim McCann
Hector Hogan
Terry Gale
Kevan Gosper
41.64
4 × 440 yards relay
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Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
Gordon Day
Gerald Evans
Gert Potgieter
Malcolm Spence
3:08.21Flag of England.svg  England
Ted Sampson
John Wrighton
John Salisbury
Derek Johnson
3:09.61Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Jamaica
Gerald James
Malcolm Spence
George Kerr
Keith Gardner
3:10.08
High jump
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Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Ernle Haisley  (JAM)2.06 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Chilla Porter  (AUS)2.03 mFlag of Ghana.svg  Robert Kotei  (GHA)2.00 m
Pole vault
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Flag of England.svg  Geoff Elliott  (ENG)4.16 mCanadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Robert Reid  (CAN)4.16 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Merv Richards  (NZL)4.16 m
Long jump
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Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Paul Foreman  (JAM)7.47 mFlag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Deryck Taylor  (JAM)7.47 mFlag of Pakistan.svg  Muhammad Ramzan Ali  (PAK)7.33 m
Triple jump
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Ian Tomlinson  (AUS)15.74 m (w)Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Jack Smyth  (CAN)15.69 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Dave Norris  (NZL)15.45 m
Shot put
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Flag of England.svg  Arthur Rowe  (ENG)17.57 mFlag of England.svg  Martyn Lucking  (ENG)16.50 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Barry Donath  (AUS)15.79 m
Discus throw
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Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Fanie du Plessis  (SAF)55.94 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Les Mills  (NZL)51.73 mFlag of England.svg  Gerry Carr  (ENG)51.63 m
Hammer throw
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Flag of England.svg  Mike Ellis  (ENG)62.9 mFlag of Pakistan.svg  Muhammad Iqbal  (PAK)61.7 mFlag of England.svg  Peter Allday  (ENG)57.58 m
Javelin throw
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Flag of England.svg  Colin Smith  (ENG)71.29 mFlag of Pakistan.svg  Jalal Khan  (PAK)70.83 mCanadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Hans Moks  (CAN)70.41 m

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 yards
(wind: +0.3 m/s)
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Marlene Willard  (AUS)10.7Flag of England.svg  Heather Young  (ENG)10.73Flag of England.svg  Madeleine Weston  (ENG)10.81
220 yards
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Marlene Willard  (AUS)23.65 GR Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Betty Cuthbert  (AUS)23.77Flag of England.svg  Heather Young  (ENG)23.9
80 metres hurdles
(wind: +4.9 m/s)
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Norma Thrower  (AUS)10.72wFlag of England.svg  Carole Quinton  (ENG)10.77wFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Gloria Wigney  (AUS)10.94w
4 × 110 yards relay
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Flag of England.svg  England
Heather Young
June Paul
Dorothy Hyman
Madeleine Weston
45.37 (WR)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Betty Cuthbert
Kay Johnson
Wendy Hayes
Marlene Mathews-Willard
46.12Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada
Diane Matheson
Eleanor Haslam
Maureen Rever
Freyda Berman
47.21
High jump
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Michele Mason  (AUS)1.70 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Mary Donaghy  (NZL)1.70 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Helen Frith  (AUS)1.65 m
Long jump
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Flag of England.svg  Sheila Hoskin  (ENG)6.02 m (w)Flag of England.svg  Mary Bignal  (ENG)5.97 m (w)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Bev Watson  (AUS)5.97 m (w)
Shot put
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Flag of New Zealand.svg  Val Sloper  (NZL)15.54 mFlag of England.svg  Suzanne Allday  (ENG)14.44 mCanadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Jackie Gelling  (CAN)14.03 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of England.svg  Suzanne Allday  (ENG)45.91 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Jennifer Thompson  (NZL)45.29 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Val Sloper  (NZL)44.93 m
Javelin throw
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Anna Pazera  (AUS)57.40 m (WR)Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  Magdalena Swanepoel  (SAF)48.73 mFlag of England.svg  Averil Williams  (ENG)46.78 m

Medal table

Australia's Herb Elliott scored double gold with wins in the 880 yards and mile run. Herb Elliott after PSA Aths 1954.jpg
Australia's Herb Elliott scored double gold with wins in the 880 yards and mile run.

  *   Host nation (Wales)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)106622
2Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)87722
3Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Jamaica  (JAM)4217
4Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa  (SAF)3418
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)2349
6Flag of the Bahamas (1953-1964).svg  Bahamas  (BAH)1102
7Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)1001
8Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada  (CAN)0257
9Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)0224
10Flag of Nigeria (1914-1952).svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0101
Flag of Wales (1953-1959).svg  Wales  (WAL)*0101
12Flag of Kenya (1921-1963).svg  Kenya  (KEN)0022
13Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)0011
Totals (13 nations)29292987

Participating nations

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