Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's 1 mile

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Men's 1 mile
at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Venue Perry Lakes Stadium
Date29 November 1962 (1962-11-29) (round 1)
1 December 1962 (1962-12-01) (final)
Competitors32 from 15 nations
Winning time4:04.6
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg   Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Silver medal icon.svg   Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Bronze medal icon.svg   Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg  Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  1958
1966  
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The men's 1 mile at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November and Saturday 1 December 1962.

Contents

32 runners competed in three heats in the first round, with the top three runners from each heat qualifying for the final.

The event was won by the world recorder holder and winner of the 880 yards event, New Zealander Peter Snell in 4:04.6. Snell finished 0.5 seconds ahead of his fellow countryman John Davies and Terry Sullivan representing the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. [1]

Records

World recordFlag of New Zealand.svg  Peter Snell  (NZL)3:54.4 Whanganui, New Zealand27 January 1962
Commonwealth record
Games recordFlag of England.svg  Roger Bannister  (ENG)3:58.8 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada7 August 1954 [2]

Heats

Heat 1

[3]

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Albie Thomas Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:02.2Q
2 Peter Snell Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4:02.4Q
3 Bruce Tulloh Flag of England.svg  England 4:02.5Q
4 Alan Simpson Flag of England.svg  England 4:03.0
5 Kipchoge Keino Flag of British East Africa.svg  Kenya 4:07.0
6 Anar Khan Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 4:15.9
7 Don Bertoia Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada 4:19.0
8 Jacob Ndhlovu Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg  Rhodesia and Nyasaland 4:19.8
9 David Griffiths Flag of the Colony of Aden.svg  Aden 4:23.5
10 Dilbagh Singh Kler Flag of North Borneo (1948-1963).svg  British North Borneo 4:26.0

Heat 2

[3]

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Terry Sullivan Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg  Rhodesia and Nyasaland 4:06.6Q
2 John Davies Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4:06.7Q
3 Stan Taylor Flag of England.svg  England 4:08.7Q
4 Pat Clohessy Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:11.0
5 Peter Francis Flag of British East Africa.svg  Kenya 4:11.0
6 Robert Rwakojo Flag of the Uganda Protectorate.svg  Uganda 4:11.1
7 Colin McLachlan Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man 4:29.2
8 Ramasamy Subramaniam Flag of Malaya.svg  Malaya 4:31.2
9 Daria Mohammed Flag of the Colony of Aden.svg  Aden 4:33.9
10 Abdul Wahab Mohamed Salleh Flag of the Crown Colony of Sarawak (1946).svg  Sarawak 4:48.4
Bruce Kidd Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada DNS

Heat 3

[3]

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Tony Blue Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:09.3Q
2 Tony Harris Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales 4:09.9Q
3 Jim Irons Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada 4:10.8Q
4 Gordon Noble Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:11.3
5 Mike Berisford Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4:13.0
6 Stephen Chelimo Flag of British East Africa.svg  Kenya 4:16.8
7 Hylke van der Wal Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada 4:18.6
8 Brian Hall Flag of England.svg  England 4:18.9
Cyril Cure Flag of Mauritius 1923.svg  Mauritius DNF
Bill Baillie Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand DNS
Said Adeeb Flag of the Colony of Aden.svg  Aden DNS

Final

[4]

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg Peter Snell Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4:04.6
Silver medal icon.svg John Davies Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4:05.1
Bronze medal icon.svg Terry Sullivan Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.svg  Rhodesia and Nyasaland 4:06.6
4 Tony Blue Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:09.4
5 Albie Thomas Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:11.2
6 Tony Harris Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales 4:11.8
7 Stan Taylor Flag of England.svg  England 4:12.7
8 Jim Irons Canadian Red Ensign (1957-1965).svg  Canada 4:17.4
9 Bruce Tulloh Flag of England.svg  England 4:22.1

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References

  1. Webster, Jim (2 December 1962). "Snell's second medal". The Sun-Herald . Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons. p. 25.
  2. "Bannister Triumph in Empire Mile". The Sydney Morning Herald . John Fairfax and Sons. 9 August 1954. p. 1.
  3. 1 2 3 "Commonwealth Games in Detail". The Sydney Morning Herald . John Fairfax and Sons. 30 November 1962. p. 12.
  4. "Results of the men's 1 mile at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.