Athletics at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games

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QEII1.jpg
The QE II Park was purpose-built for the 1974 Games.
Dates25 January – 2 February 1974
Host city Christchurch, New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg
Venue Queen Elizabeth II Park
LevelSenior
Events37
Participation468 athletes from
35 nations
Records set1 WR , 18 GR


At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games , the athletics events were held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch, New Zealand between 25 January and 2 February. Athletes competed in 37 events — 23 for men and 14 for women.

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
(wind: +0.8 m/s)
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg Don Quarrie 10.38 Flag of Kenya.svg John Mwebi 10.51 Flag of Ghana.svg Ohene Karikari 10.51
200 metres
(wind: -0.6 m/s)
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Flag of Jamaica.svg Don Quarrie 20.73 Flag of Ghana.svg George Daniels 20.97 Flag of New Zealand.svg Bevan Smith 21.08
400 metres
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Flag of Kenya.svg Charles Asati 46.04 Flag of Uganda.svg Silver Ayoo 46.07 Flag of Tanzania.svg Claver Kamanya 46.16
800 metres
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Flag of Kenya.svg John Kipkurgat 1:43.91 GR Flag of Kenya.svg Mike Boit 1:44.39 Flag of New Zealand.svg John Walker 1:44.92
1500 metres
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Flag of Tanzania.svg Filbert Bayi 3:32.16 WR Flag of New Zealand.svg John Walker 3:32.52 Flag of Kenya.svg Ben Jipcho 3:33.16
5000 metres
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Flag of Kenya.svg Ben Jipcho 13:14.4 GR Flag of England.svg Brendan Foster 13:14.6 Flag of England.svg Dave Black 13:23.6
10,000 metres
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Flag of New Zealand.svg Dick Tayler 27:46.40 Flag of England.svg Dave Black 27:48.49 Flag of Kenya.svg Richard Juma 27:56.96
Marathon
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Flag of England.svg Ian Thompson 2:09:12 GR Flag of New Zealand.svg Jack Foster 2:11:19 Flag of Eswatini.svg Richard Mabuza 2:12:55
110 metres hurdles
(wind: -0.1 m/s)
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Flag of Kenya.svg Fatwell Kimaiyo 13.69 GR Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Berwyn Price 13.84 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Max Binnington 13.88
400 metres hurdles
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Flag of England.svg Alan Pascoe 48.83 GR Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bruce Field 49.32 Flag of Kenya.svg William Koskei 49.34
3000 metres steeplechase
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Flag of Kenya.svg Ben Jipcho 8:20.67 GR Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg John Davies 8:24.8 Flag of Kenya.svg Evans Mogaka 8:28.51
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Greg Lewis
Laurie D'Arcy
Andrew Ratcliffe
Graham Haskell
39.31 GR Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Albert Lomotey
Ohene Karikari
Kofi Okyir
George Daniels
39.61Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Timon Oyebami
Benedict Majekodunmi
Kola Abdulai
James Olakunle
39.70
4 × 400 metres relay
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Charles Asati
Francis Musyoki
Bill Koskei
Julius Sang
3:04.43Flag of England.svg  England
Alan Pascoe
Andy Carter
John Wilson
Bill Hartley
3:06.66Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
Pius Olowu
William Dralu
Samuel Kakonge
Silver Ayoo
3:07.45
20 miles walk
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Flag of England.svg John Warhurst 2:35:23 Flag of England.svg Roy Thorpe 2:39:03 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Fullager 2:42:09
High jump
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gordon Windeyer 2.16 GR Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lawrie Peckham 2.14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Claude Ferragne 2.12
Pole vault
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg Don Baird 5.05 Ulster Banner.svg Mike Bull 5.00 Flag of England.svg Brian Hooper 5.00
Long jump
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Flag of England.svg Alan Lerwill 7.94 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Chris Commons 7.92 Flag of Ghana.svg Joshua Owusu 7.75
Triple jump
details
Flag of Ghana.svg Joshua Owusu 16.50 Flag of India.svg Mohinder Singh Gill 16.44 Flag of Ghana.svg Moise Pomaney 16.23
Shot put
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Flag of England.svg Geoff Capes 20.74 GR Flag of England.svg Mike Winch 19.36 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bruce Pirnie 18.68
Discus throw
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Flag of New Zealand.svg Robin Tait 63.08 GR Flag of England.svg Bill Tancred 59.48 Flag of England.svg John Hillier 57.22
Hammer throw
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Flag of England.svg Ian Chipchase 69.56 Flag of England.svg Howard Payne 68.02 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Farmer 67.48
Javelin throw
details
Flag of England.svg Charles Clover 84.92 GR Flag of England.svg Dave Travis 79.92 Flag of Kenya.svg John Mayaka 77.56
Decathlon
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Ulster Banner.svg Mike Bull 7417 Flag of England.svg Barry King 7277 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rob Lethbridge 7270

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
(wind: +0.5 m/s)
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Raelene Boyle 11.27 GR Flag of England.svg Andrea Lynch 11.31 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Denise Robertson 11.50
200 metres
(wind: +0.2 m/s)
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Raelene Boyle 22.50 GR Flag of Australia (converted).svg Denise Robertson 22.73 Flag of Ghana.svg Alice Annum 22.90
400 metres
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Yvonne Saunders 51.67 Flag of England.svg Verona Bernard 51.94 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charlene Rendina 52.08
800 metres
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Charlene Rendina 2:01.11 GR Flag of New Zealand.svg Sue Haden 2:02.04 Flag of Kenya.svg Sabina Chebichi 2:02.61
1500 metres
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Glenda Reiser 4:07.08 GR Flag of England.svg Joan Allison (Page)4:10.66 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Thelma Wright (Fynn)4:12.26
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +1.0 m/s)
details
Flag of England.svg Judy Vernon 13.45 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Gaye Dell 13.54 Flag of Nigeria.svg Modupe Oshikoya 13.69
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Denise Robertson
Jennifer Lamy
Raelene Boyle
Robyn Boak
43.51 GR Flag of England.svg  England
Barbara Martin
Andrea Lynch
Judy Vernon
Sonia Lannaman
44.30Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
Alice Annum
Hannah Afriyie
Josephine Ocran
Rose Asiedua
44.35
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of England.svg  England
Jannette Roscoe
Ruth Kennedy
Sue Pettett
Verona Bernard
3:29.23Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Charlene Rendina
Judy Canty
Margaret Ramsay
Terri Cater
3:30.72Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Brenda Walsh
Margaret McGowen
Maureen Crowley
Yvonne Saunders
3:33.92
High jump
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Flag of England.svg Barbara Lawton 1.84 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Louise Hanna 1.82 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brigitte Bittner 1.80
Long jump
details
Flag of Nigeria.svg Modupe Oshikoya 6.46 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brenda Eisler 6.38 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ruth Martin-Jones 6.38
Shot put
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jane Haist 16.12 Flag of New Zealand.svg Valerie Young 15.29 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jean Roberts 15.24
Discus throw
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jane Haist 55.52 GR Flag of Scotland.svg Rosemary Payne 53.94 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Carol Martin 53.16
Javelin throw
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Petra Rivers 55.48 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jenny Symon 52.14 Flag of England.svg Sharon Corbett 50.26
Pentathlon
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Ulster Banner.svg Mary Peters 4455 Flag of Nigeria.svg Modupe Oshikoya 4423 Flag of England.svg Ann Wilson 4236

Medal table

New Zealand's John Walker won medals in the 800 and 1500 metres. JohnWalker.jpg
New Zealand's John Walker won medals in the 800 and 1500 metres.

  *   Host nation (New Zealand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)1013528
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)87722
3Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)62614
4Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)42612
5Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)*2428
6Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland  (NIR)2103
7Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)2002
8Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)1258
9Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)1124
10Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)1012
11Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales  (WAL)0213
12Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)0112
13Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0101
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland  (SCO)0101
15Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland 0011
Totals (15 nations)373737111

Participating nations

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