Athletics at the 1986 Commonwealth Games

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Athletics at the 13th Commonwealth Games
Meadowbank-track-and-field.jpg
Host city Edinburgh, Scotland Flag of Scotland.svg
Date(s)26 July–2 August 1986
Main stadium Meadowbank Stadium
LevelSenior
Participation417 athletes from
19 nations
Events41
Records set5 Games records


At the 1986 Commonwealth Games , the athletics events were held at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. A total of 41 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 18 by female athletes.

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The majority of African, Asian and Caribbean countries boycotted the event due to the United Kingdom's sporting links with apartheid-era South Africa. As a result, the medallists came from only seven nations, comprising the four constituent countries of the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. England easily topped the medal table with eighteen gold medals and 48 medals in total. Canada was second, with ten golds and 28 medals overall, while Australia took third place with nine golds and a total of 26 medals. The hosts Scotland won one gold and six medals while Northern Ireland (typically weak in the sport) had one of their best games, with one gold and four medals overall.

Medal summary

Men

Steve Cram did an 800/1500 m middle-distance double for England. SteveCram.jpg
Steve Cram did an 800/1500 m middle-distance double for England.
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ben Johnson  (CAN)10.07Flag of England.svg  Linford Christie  (ENG)10.28Flag of England.svg  Mike McFarlane  (ENG)10.35
200 metres
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Atlee Mahorn  (CAN)20.31Flag of England.svg  Todd Bennett  (ENG)20.54Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ben Johnson  (CAN)20.64
400 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Roger Black  (ENG)45.57Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Darren Clark  (AUS)45.98Flag of England.svg  Phil Brown  (ENG)46.8
800 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Steve Cram  (ENG)1:43.22 GR Flag of Scotland.svg  Tom McKean  (SCO)1:44.80Flag of England.svg  Peter Elliott  (ENG)1:45.42
1500 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Steve Cram  (ENG)3:50.87Flag of England.svg  John Gladwin  (ENG)3:52.17Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  David Campbell  (CAN)3:54.06
5000 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Steve Ovett  (ENG)13:24.11Flag of England.svg  Jack Buckner  (ENG)13:25.87Flag of England.svg  Tim Hutchings  (ENG)13:26.84
10,000 metres
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Flag of England.svg  Jon Solly  (ENG)27:57.42Flag of England.svg  Steve Binns  (ENG)27:58.01Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Steve Jones  (WAL)28:02.48
Marathon
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Rob de Castella  (AUS)2:10:15Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Dave Edge  (CAN)2:11:08Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Steve Moneghetti  (AUS)2:11:18
3000 metres steeplechase
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Graeme Fell  (CAN)8:24.49Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Roger Hackney  (WAL)8:25.15Flag of England.svg  Colin Reitz  (ENG)8:26.14
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +4.5 m/s)
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Mark McKoy  (CAN)13.31 (w)Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Colin Jackson  (WAL)13.42 (w)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Don Wright  (AUS)13.64 (w)
400 metres hurdles
details
Ulster Banner.svg  Phil Beattie  (NIR)49.60Flag of England.svg  Max Robertson  (ENG)49.77Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  John Graham  (CAN)50.25
4 × 100 metres relay
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Mark McKoy
Atlee Mahorn
Desai Williams
Ben Johnson
39.15Flag of England.svg  England
Lincoln Asquith
Daley Thompson
Mike McFarlane
Clarence Callender
39.19Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Jamie Henderson
Cameron Sharp
George McCallum
Elliot Bunney
40.41
4 × 400 metres relay
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Flag of England.svg  England
Kriss Akabusi
Roger Black
Todd Bennett
Phil Brown
3:07.19Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Bruce Frayne
Miles Murphy
David Johnston
Darren Clark
3:07.81Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Anton Skerritt
Andre Smith
John Graham
Atlee Mahorn
3:08.69
30 kilometres walk
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Simon Baker  (AUS)2:07:47 GR Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Guillaume Leblanc  (CAN)2:08:38Flag of England.svg  Ian McCombie  (ENG)2:10:36
High jump
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Milton Ottey  (CAN)2.30 mFlag of Scotland.svg  Geoff Parsons  (SCO)2.28 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Alain Metellus  (CAN)
Flag of England.svg  Henderson Pierre  (ENG)
2.14 m
Pole vault
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Flag of England.svg  Andy Ashurst  (ENG)5.30 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Bob Ferguson  (CAN)5.20 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Neil Honey  (AUS)5.20 m
Long jump
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Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Gary Honey  (AUS)8.08 mFlag of England.svg  Fred Salle  (ENG)7.83 mFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Kyle McDuffie  (CAN)7.79 m
Triple jump
details
Flag of England.svg  John Herbert  (ENG)17.27 mFlag of England.svg  Mike Makin  (ENG)16.87 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Peter Beames  (AUS)16.42 m
Shot put
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Flag of England.svg  Billy Cole  (ENG)18.16 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Joe Quigley  (AUS)17.97 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Stuart Gyngell  (AUS)17.70 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ray Lazdins  (CAN)58.86 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Paul Nandapi  (AUS)57.74 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Werner Reiterer  (AUS)57.34 m
Hammer throw
details
Flag of England.svg  Dave Smith  (ENG)74.06 mUlster Banner.svg  Martin Girvan  (NIR)70.48 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Phil Spivey  (AUS)70.30 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of England.svg  David Ottley  (ENG)80.62 m GR Flag of England.svg  Mick Hill  (ENG)78.56 mFlag of New Zealand.svg  Gavin Lovegrove  (NZL)76.22 m
Decathlon
details
Flag of England.svg  Daley Thompson  (ENG)8663 pts GR Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Dave Steen  (CAN)8173 ptsFlag of New Zealand.svg  Simon Poelman  (NZL)8015 pts

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Flag of England.svg  Heather Oakes  (ENG)11.20Flag of England.svg  Paula Dunn  (ENG)11.21Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angella Issajenko  (CAN)11.21
200 metres
details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Angella Issajenko  (CAN)22.91Flag of England.svg  Kathy Cook  (ENG)23.18Flag of Scotland.svg  Sandra Whittaker  (SCO)23.46
400 metres
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Debbie Flintoff  (AUS)51.29Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Jillian Richardson  (CAN)51.62Flag of England.svg  Kathy Cook  (ENG)51.88
800 metres
details
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Kirsty Wade  (WAL)2:00.94Flag of England.svg  Diane Edwards  (ENG)2:01.12Flag of England.svg  Lorraine Baker  (ENG)2:01.79
1500 metres
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Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Kirsty Wade  (WAL)4:10.91Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Debbie Bowker  (CAN)4:11.94Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Lynn Williams  (CAN)4:12.66
3000 metres
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Lynn Williams  (CAN)8:54.29Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Debbie Bowker  (CAN)8:54.83Flag of Scotland.svg  Yvonne Murray  (SCO)8:55.32
10,000 metres
details
Flag of Scotland.svg  Liz Lynch  (SCO)31:41.42Flag of New Zealand.svg  Anne Audain  (NZL)31:53.31Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Angela Tooby  (WAL)32:25.38
Marathon
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Lisa Martin  (AUS)2:26:07Flag of New Zealand.svg  Lorraine Moller  (NZL)2:28:17Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Odette Lapierre  (CAN)2:31:48
100 metres hurdles
details
Flag of England.svg  Sally Gunnell  (ENG)13.29Flag of England.svg  Wendy Jeal  (ENG)13.41Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Glynis Nunn  (AUS)13.44
400 metres hurdles
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Debbie Flintoff  (AUS)54.94Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Donalda Duprey  (CAN)56.55Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Jenny Laurendet  (AUS)56.57
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of England.svg  England
Paula Dunn
Kathy Cook
Joan Baptiste
Heather Oakes
43.39Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Angela Bailey
Esmie Lawrence
Angela Phipps
Angella Issajenko
43.83Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Helen Miles
Sian Morris
Sallyanne Short
Carmen Smart
45.37
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Charmaine Crooks
Marita Payne
Molly Killingbeck
Jillian Richardson
3:28.92Flag of England.svg  England
Jane Parry
Linda Keough
Angela Piggford
Kathy Cook
3:32.82Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Maree Chapman
Sharon Stewart
Julie Schwass
Debbie Flintoff
3:32.86
High jump
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Christine Stanton  (AUS)1.92 mUlster Banner.svg  Sharon McPeake  (NIR)1.90 mUlster Banner.svg  Janet Boyle  (NIR)1.90 m
Long jump
details
Flag of England.svg  Joyce Oladapo  (ENG)6.43 mFlag of England.svg  Mary Berkeley  (ENG)6.40 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Robyn Lorraway  (AUS)6.35 m
Shot put
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Gael Martin  (AUS)19.00 mFlag of England.svg  Judy Oakes  (ENG)18.75 mFlag of England.svg  Myrtle Augee  (ENG)17.52 m
Discus throw
details
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Gael Martin  (AUS)56.42 mFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Venissa Head  (WAL)56.20 mFlag of England.svg  Karen Pugh  (ENG)54.72 m
Javelin throw
details
Flag of England.svg  Tessa Sanderson  (ENG)69.80 m GR Flag of England.svg  Fatima Whitbread  (ENG)68.54 mFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Sue Howland  (AUS)64.74 m
Heptathlon
details
Flag of England.svg  Judy Simpson  (ENG)6282 ptsFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Jane Flemming  (AUS)6278 ptsFlag of England.svg  Kim Hagger  (ENG)5823 pts

Medal table

Robert de Castella (right) won the marathon title for Australia. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1983-0814-017, Helsinki, 1. Leichtathletik-WM, Cierpinski, De Castella.jpg
Robert de Castella (right) won the marathon title for Australia.
Tessa Sanderson set a Games record for the javelin gold medal. Tessa Sanderson-2.jpg
Tessa Sanderson set a Games record for the javelin gold medal.

  *   Host nation (Scotland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)18181248
2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)109928
3Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)951226
4Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales  (WAL)2338
5Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland  (SCO)*1236
6Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland  (NIR)1214
7Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0224
Totals (7 nations)414142124


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