Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 110 yards relay

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Women's 4 × 110 yards relay
at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Venue Perry Lakes Stadium
Date1 December 1962 (1962-12-01)
Teams5
Winning time46.6
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg   Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Silver medal icon.svg   Flag of England.svg  England
Bronze medal icon.svg   Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
  1958
1966  

The women's 4 × 110 yards relay at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 1 December 1962.

The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth. They were held after the 1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth, Australia. The stadium, set in the suburb of Floreat, was purpose-built for the competition. A total of 31 events were contested, of which 21 by male and 10 by female athletes. The competition was affected by hot weather and soldiers from the Australian Army were called upon to supply athletes with water throughout the competition. Heavy wind also affected the programme, with the sprints and jumps most affected by the conditions.

Perry Lakes Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium adjacent to Perry Lakes in Floreat, Western Australia, Australia. It was built and funded by the State Government and the City of Perth in 1962 for the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and had a nominal capacity of 30,000. Many other events had been held at Perry Lakes Stadium over the years such as the athletics, soccer and rugby.

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The event was won Australian team of Joyce Bennett, Glenys Beasley, Brenda Cox and Betty Cuthbert in a time of 46.6. They narrowly finished ahead of English team of Ann Packer, Dorothy Hyman, Daphne Arden and Betty Moore and the New Zealand quartet of Nola Bond, Molly Cowan, Doreen Porter and Avis McIntosh who won bronze. England was leading by five yards coming in the final baton change, however Moore started her run too early and had to stop almost dead before receiving the baton. This cost England dearly as Cuthbert caught Moore two yards from the finish. [1] [2]

Joyce Bennett is a former Australian sprinter.

Brenda Cox was an Australian sprinter. At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth she won silver over 100 yards, finished fourth over 220 yards and won gold with the Australian 4 x 110-yard team.

Betty Cuthbert Australian sprinter

Elizabeth Alyse Cuthbert, was an Australian athlete and a fourfold Olympic champion. She was nicknamed Australia's "Golden Girl". During her career, she set world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards. Cuthbert also contributed to Australian relay teams completing a win in the 4 × 100 metres, 4 × 110 yards, 4 × 200 metres and 4 × 220 yards. Cuthbert had a distinctive running style, with a high knee lift and mouth wide open. She was named in 1998 an Australian National Treasure and was inducted as a Legend in the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame in 2000.

Records

World recordFlag of England.svg  England  (ENG)
(Madeleine Weston, Dorothy Hyman, June Paul, Heather Young)
45.3 Cardiff, Wales 27 July 1958 [3]
Commonwealth record'
Games recordFlag of England.svg  England  (ENG)
(Madeleine Weston, Dorothy Hyman, June Paul, Heather Young)
45.3 Cardiff, Wales 27 July 1958 [3]

Final

[4]

RankNationCompetitorsTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Australia.svg  Australia Joyce Bennett, Glenys Beasley, Brenda Cox, Betty Cuthbert 46.6
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of England.svg  England Ann Packer, Dorothy Hyman, Daphne Arden, Betty Moore 46.6
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Nola Bond, Molly Cowan, Doreen Porter, Avis McIntosh 46.9
4Flag of Jamaica (1957-1962).svg  Jamaica Ouida Walker, Carmen Smith, Carmen Williams, Adlin Mair 48.6
5Flag of the Union of African States (1961-1962).svg  Ghana Christiana Boateng, Rose Hart, Matilda Adjei, Victoria Chinery 49.0

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References

  1. Abrahams, Harold (2 December 1962). "Snell wins disappointing mile". The Times . London: Times Newspapers Limited. p. 22.
  2. Clarkson, Alan (2 December 1962). "Our girls' great day". The Sun-Herald . Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons. p. 24.
  3. 1 2 Our Athletics Correspondent (28 July 1958). "England's Crop Of Six Gold Medals On Last Day". The Times . London: Times Newspapers Limited. p. 3.
  4. "Results of the women's 4 × 110 yards relay at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.