Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

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Host city Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Date(s)6–12 August 1978
Main stadium Commonwealth Stadium
LevelSenior
Participation520 athletes from
39 nations
Events38
Records set4 Games records


At the 1978 Commonwealth Games , the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

1978 Commonwealth Games 11th edition of the Commonwealth Games

The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec. They were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, as well as by Uganda, in protest of alleged Canadian hostility towards the government of Idi Amin. The Bid Election was held at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

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Edmonton Provincial capital city in Alberta, Canada

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Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
(wind: +7.6 m/s)
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Flag of Jamaica.svg  Don Quarrie  (JAM)10.03 wFlag of Scotland.svg  Allan Wells  (SCO)10.07 wFlag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Hasely Crawford  (TRI)10.09 w
200 metres
(wind: +4.4 m/s)
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Flag of Scotland.svg  Allan Wells  (SCO)20.12 wFlag of Guyana.svg  James Gilkes  (GUY)20.18 wFlag of Jamaica.svg  Colin Bradford  (JAM)20.43 w
400 metres
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Rick Mitchell  (AUS)46.34Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Joseph Coombs  (TRI)46.54Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Glenn Bogue  (CAN)46.63
800 metres
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Mike Boit  (KEN)1:46.39Flag of Jamaica.svg  Seymour Newman  (JAM)1:47.30Flag of Kenya.svg  Peter Lemashon  (KEN)1:47.57
1500 metres
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Flag of England.svg  David Moorcroft  (ENG)3:35.48Flag of Tanzania.svg  Filbert Bayi  (TAN)3:35.59Flag of Scotland.svg  John Robson  (SCO)3:35.60
5000 metres
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Henry Rono  (KEN)13:23.04Flag of Kenya.svg  Mike Musyoki  (KEN)13:29.92Flag of England.svg  Brendan Foster  (ENG)13:31.35
10,000 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Brendan Foster  (ENG)28:13.65Flag of Kenya.svg  Mike Musyoki  (KEN)28:19.14Flag of England.svg  Mike McLeod  (ENG)28:34.30
Marathon
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Flag of Tanzania.svg  Gidamis Shahanga  (TAN)2:15:40Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jerome Drayton  (CAN)2:16:14Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Paul Bannon  (CAN)2:16:52
3000 metres steeplechase
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Henry Rono  (KEN)8:26.54Flag of Kenya.svg  James Munyala  (KEN)8:32.21Flag of Kenya.svg  Kip Rono  (KEN)8:34.07
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +6.2 m/s)
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Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Berwyn Price  (WAL)13.70 wFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Max Binnington  (AUS)13.73 wFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Warren Parr  (AUS)13.73 w
400 metres hurdles
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Daniel Kimaiyo  (KEN)49.48Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Garry Brown  (AUS)50.04Flag of England.svg  Alan Pascoe  (ENG)50.09
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Allan Wells
David Jenkins
Cameron Sharp
Drew McMaster
39.24Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
Edwin Noel
Hasely Crawford
Christopher Brathwaite
Ephraim Serrette
39.29Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Errol Quarrie
Colin Bradford
Oliver Heywood
Floyd Brown
39.33
4 × 400 metres relay
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Washington Njiri
Daniel Kimaiyo
Bill Koskei
Joel Ngetich
3:03.54Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Clive Barriffe
Bertland Cameron
Colin Bradford
Floyd Brown
Seymour Newman*
3:04.00Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
John Higham
Chum Darvall
Garry Brown
Rick Mitchell
3:04.23
30 kilometres walk
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Flag of England.svg  Olly Flynn  (ENG)2:22:04Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Willi Sawall  (AUS)2:22:59Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Tim Erickson  (AUS)2:26:34
High jump
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Claude Ferragne  (CAN)2.20 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Greg Joy  (CAN)2.18 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Dean Bauck  (CAN)
Flag of Scotland.svg  Brian Burgess  (SCO)
2.15 m
Pole vault
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Bruce Simpson  (CAN)5.10 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Don Baird  (AUS)5.10 mFlag of England.svg  Brian Hooper  (ENG)5.00 m
Long jump
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Flag of England.svg  Roy Mitchell  (ENG)8.06 m (w)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Chris Commons  (AUS)8.04 m (w)Flag of India.svg  Suresh Babu  (IND)7.94 m (w)
Triple jump
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Flag of England.svg  Keith Connor  (ENG)17.21 m (w)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Ian Campbell  (AUS)16.93 m (w)Flag of England.svg  Aston Moore  (ENG)16.69 m
Shot put
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Flag of England.svg  Geoff Capes  (ENG)19.77 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Bruno Pauletto  (CAN)19.33 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Bishop Dolegiewicz  (CAN)18.45 m
Discus throw
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Borys Chambul  (CAN)59.70 mFlag of the Bahamas.svg  Brad Cooper  (BAH)57.30 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Rob Gray  (CAN)55.48 m
Hammer throw
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Peter Farmer  (AUS)71.10 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Scott Neilson  (CAN)69.92 mFlag of Scotland.svg  Chris Black  (SCO)68.14 m
Javelin throw
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Phil Olsen  (CAN)84.00 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Mike O'Rourke  (NZL)83.18 mFlag of England.svg  Peter Yates  (ENG)78.58 m
Decathlon
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Flag of England.svg  Daley Thompson  (ENG)8467 ptsFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Peter Hadfield  (AUS)7623 ptsFlag of England.svg  Alan Drayton  (ENG)7484 pts

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
(wind: +2.9 m/s)
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Flag of England.svg  Sonia Lannaman  (ENG)11.27 wFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Raelene Boyle  (AUS)11.35 wFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Denise Boyd  (AUS)11.37 w
200 metres
(wind: +5.1 m/s)
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Denise Boyd  (AUS)22.82 wFlag of England.svg  Sonia Lannaman  (ENG)22.89 wFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Colleen Beazley  (AUS)22.93 w
400 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Donna Hartley  (ENG)51.69Flag of England.svg  Verona Elder  (ENG)52.94Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Bethanie Nail  (AUS)53.06
800 metres
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Judy Peckham  (AUS)2:02.82Flag of Kenya.svg  Tekla Chemabwai  (KEN)2:02.87Flag of England.svg  Jane Colebrook  (ENG)2:03.10
1500 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Mary Stewart  (ENG)4:06.34 GR Flag of England.svg  Chris Benning  (ENG)4:07.53Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Penny Werthner  (CAN)4:08.14
3000 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Paula Fudge  (ENG)9:12.95Flag of New Zealand.svg  Heather Thomson  (NZL)9:20.69Flag of England.svg  Ann Ford  (ENG)9:24.05
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +3.6 m/s)
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Flag of England.svg  Lorna Boothe  (ENG)12.98wFlag of England.svg  Shirley Strong  (ENG)13.08wFlag of England.svg  Sharon Colyear  (ENG)13.17w
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of England.svg  England
Beverley Goddard
Kathy Smallwood
Sharon Colyear
Sonia Lannaman
43.70Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Angela Bailey
Margaret Howe
Marjorie Bailey
Patty Loverock
44.26Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Colleen Beazley
Denise Boyd
Lyn Jacenko
Roxanne Gelle
44.78
4 × 400 metres relay
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Flag of England.svg  England
Ruth Kennedy
Joslyn Hoyte
Verona Elder
Donna Hartley
3:27.19 GR Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Bethanie Nail
Denise Boyd
Maxine Corcoran
Judy Peckham
3:28.65Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Anne Mackie-Morelli
Debbie Campbell
Margaret Stride
Rachelle Campbell
3:35.83
High jump
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Katrina Gibbs  (AUS)1.93 m GR Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Debbie Brill  (CAN)1.90 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Julie White  (CAN)1.83 m
Long jump
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Flag of England.svg  Sue Reeve  (ENG)6.59 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Erica Hooker  (AUS)6.58 mFlag of Guyana.svg  June Griffith  (GUY)6.52 m
Shot put
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Gael Mulhall  (AUS)17.31 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Carmen Ionesco  (CAN)16.45 mFlag of England.svg  Judy Oakes  (ENG)16.14 m
Discus throw
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Carmen Ionesco  (CAN)62.16 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Gael Mulhall  (AUS)57.60 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Lucette Moreau  (CAN)56.64 m
Javelin throw
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Flag of England.svg  Tessa Sanderson  (ENG)61.34 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Alison Hayward  (CAN)54.52 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Laurie Kern  (CAN)53.60 m
Pentathlon
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Diane Konihowski  (CAN)4768 pts GR Flag of England.svg  Sue Mapstone  (ENG)4222 ptsFlag of England.svg  Yvette Wray  (ENG)4211 pts

Medal table

England's Dave Moorcroft won the men's 1500 metres. Dave Moorcroft.jpg
England's Dave Moorcroft won the men's 1500 metres.
Tessa Sanderson won her first major javelin title. Tessa Sanderson-2.jpg
Tessa Sanderson won her first major javelin title.

  *   Host nation (Canada)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)1651233
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)611724
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)*681024
4Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)54211
5Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland  (SCO)2136
6Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1225
7Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)1102
8Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales  (WAL)1001
9Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)0213
10Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0202
11Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana  (GUY)0112
12Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0101
13Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0011
Totals (13 nations)383839115


Participating nations

Antigua and Barbuda Country in the Caribbean

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Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

The Bahamas Country in North America

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago, in the West Indies. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola Island, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes The Bahamas' territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.

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