Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Women's 1500 metres

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The women's 1500 metres event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 11 and 12 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [1]

1500 metres foremost middle distance track event in athletics

The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983. It is equivalent to 1.5 kilometers or approximately ​1516 miles.

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

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.

Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton) stadium in Edmonton, Alberta

Commonwealth Stadium, also known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Eskimos events, is an open-air, all-seater multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. It has been used for Canadian football, athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.

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Medalists

GoldSilverBronze
Mary Stewart
Flag of England.svg  England
Christine Benning
Flag of England.svg  England
Penny Werthner
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada

Results

Heats

Held on 11 August

Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) qualify for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Mary Stewart Flag of England.svg  England 4:15.88 Q
2 2 Penny Werthner Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4:16.40 Q
3 1 Christine McMeekin Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4:16.99 Q
4 1 Alison Wright Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4:17.03 Q
5 1 Wayua Kiteti Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 4:17.11 Q
6 1 Christine Benning Flag of England.svg  England 4:17.19 Q
7 2 Angela Cook Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:17.45 Q
8 2 Anne Kiprop Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 4:17.54 Q
9 1 Francine Gendron Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4:17.58 Q
10 1 Christina Boxer Flag of England.svg  England 4:17.90 q
11 2 Hilary Hollick Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales 4:18.36 Q
12 2 Margaret Coomber Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4:18.95 q
13 2 Rose Thompson Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 4:20.98
14 2 Ruth Issack Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 4:20.98
15 1 Mwinga Mwanjala Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 4:21.37
16 1 Carmen Compton Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:22.61
17 1 Debbie Scott Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4:24.36
18 2 Pamela Reece Flag of Northern Ireland.svg  Northern Ireland 4:41.46
19 1 Gladys Konadu Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 4:43.08
20 1 Theodora Corea Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1907-1979).svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4:53.71
21 2 Kandasamy Jayamani Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 4:58.52
22 1 Beatrice Delancy Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands 5:06.90
23 2 Hannah Bantamoi Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone

Final

Held on 12 August

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
Mary Stewart Flag of England.svg  England 4:06.34
Christine Benning Flag of England.svg  England 4:07.53
Penny Werthner Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4:08.14
Christine McMeekin Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4:12.43
Hilary Hollick Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales 4:12.72
Alison Wright Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 4:12.93
Francine Gendron Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4:16.88
Angela Cook Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4:17.30
Wayua Kiteti Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 4:18.72
10 Anne Kiprop Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 4:23.17
11 Christina Boxer Flag of England.svg  England 4:26.14
12 Margaret Coomber Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 4:26.28

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