Athletics at the 1994 Commonwealth Games

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Centennial Stadium Victoria.jpg
Dates21–28 August
Host city Victoria, BC, Canada Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Venue Centennial Stadium
LevelSenior
Events42 (+2 disability)
Participation732 (+disabled) athletes from
54 nations
Records set11 Games records


At the 1994 Commonwealth Games, the athletics event were held in Victoria, BC, Canada, at the Centennial Stadium on the grounds of the University of Victoria. A total of 44 events were contested, of which 22 by male 19 by female athletes. Furthermore, 2 men's disability events were held within the programme.

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There were 126 medals decided in total with England topping the table with 36 medals in total. Australia were second with 22 and the host nation Canada came third with 15.

The competition saw both the rise and fall of Horace Dove-Edwin, a sprinter from Sierra Leone. He became his country's first Commonwealth medallist with an unexpected silver medal behind Linford Christie in the 100 metres. He had not attended the opening ceremony as his country did not have enough money for a uniform and his story attracted much public sympathy and attention from the press. His meteoric rise (improving from 10.34 seconds to 10.02 over two days) was swiftly punctured as he was banned for two years after his doping test came back positive for the steroid stanozolol. [1]

Medal summary

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
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Linford Christie
Flag of England.svg  England
9.91 Michael Green [2]
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
10.05 Frankie Fredericks
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
10.06
200 metres
details
Frankie Fredericks
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
19.97 GR John Regis
Flag of England.svg  England
20.25 Daniel Effiong
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
20.40
400 metres
details
Charles Gitonga
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
45.00 Du'aine Ladejo
Flag of England.svg  England
45.11 Sunday Bada
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
45.45
800 metres
details
Patrick Konchellah
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:45.18 Hezekiél Sepeng
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
1:45.76 Savieri Ngidhi
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
1:46.06
1500 metres
details
Reuben Chesang
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:36.70 Kevin Sullivan
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
3:36.78 John Mayock
Flag of England.svg  England
3:37.22
5000 metres
details
Rob Denmark
Flag of England.svg  England
13:23.00 Philemon Hanneck
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
13:23.20 John Nuttall
Flag of England.svg  England
13:23.54
10,000 metres
details
Lameck Aguta
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
28:38.22 Tendai Chimusasa
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
28:47.72 Fackson Nkandu
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia
28:51.72
Marathon
details
Steve Moneghetti
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:11:49 Sean Quilty
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:14:57 Mark Hudspith
Flag of England.svg  England
2:15:11
110 metres hurdles
details
Colin Jackson
Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales
13.08 GR Tony Jarrett
Flag of England.svg  England
13.22 Paul Gray
Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales
13.54
400 metres hurdles
details
Samuel Matete
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia
48.67 Gideon Biwott
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
49.43 Barnabas Kinyor
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
49.50
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Johnstone Kipkoech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:14.72 GR Gideon Chirchir
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:15.25 Graeme Fell
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
8:23.28
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Donovan Bailey
Glenroy Gilbert
Carlton Chambers
Bruny Surin
38.39 GR Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Shane Naylor
Tim Jackson
Paul Henderson
Damien Marsh
Kyle Vander Kuyp
38.88Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)
Jason John
Toby Box
Philip Goedluck
Terry Williams
Mark Smith
39.39
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)
David McKenzie
Peter Crampton
Adrian Patrick
Du'aine Ladejo
Alex Fugallo
Mark Smith
3:02.14 GR Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Orville Taylor
Dennis Blake
Linval Laird
Garth Robinson
Roxbert Martin
3:02.32Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)
Patrick Delice
Neil de Silva
Hayden Stephen
Ian Morris
3:02.78
30 kilometres walk
details
Nick A'Hern
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2:07:53 Tim Berrett
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
2:08:22 Scott Nelson
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
2:09:10
High jump
details
Tim Forsyth
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
2.32 m Steve Smith
Flag of England.svg  England
2.32 m Geoff Parsons
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
2.31 m
Pole vault
details
Neil Winter
Flag of Wales 2.svg  Wales
5.40 m GR Curtis Heywood
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
5.30 m James Miller
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
5.30 m
Long jump
details
Obinna Eregbu
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
8.05 m David Culbert
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8.00 m Ian James
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
7.93 m
Triple jump
details
Julian Golley
Flag of England.svg  England
17.03 m Jonathan Edwards
Flag of England.svg  England
17.00 m Brian Wellman
Flag of Bermuda (1910-1999).svg  Bermuda
17.00 m
Shot put
details
Matt Simson
Flag of England.svg  England
19.49 m Courtney Ireland
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
19.38 m Chima Ugwu
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
19.26 m
Discus throw
details
Werner Reiterer
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
62.76 m Adewale Olukoju
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
62.46 m Robert Weir
Flag of England.svg  England
60.86 m
Hammer throw
details
Sean Carlin
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
73.48 m Paul Head
Flag of England.svg  England
70.18 m Peter Vivian
Flag of England.svg  England
69.80 m
Javelin throw
details
Steve Backley
Flag of England.svg  England
82.74 m Mick Hill
Flag of England.svg  England
81.84 m Gavin Lovegrove
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
80.42 m
Decathlon
details
Mike Smith
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
8326 pts Peter Winter
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
8074 pts Simon Shirley
Flag of England.svg  England
7980 pts

Men's EAD

EventGoldSilverBronze
800m wheelchair Jeff Adams
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
1:44.94 GR David Holding
Flag of England.svg  England
1:45.13Paul Wiggins
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:45.40
Marathon wheelchair Paul Wiggins
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1:37:33 GR Ivan Newman
Flag of England.svg  England
1:41:55 Ben Lucas
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
1:42:19

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Mary Onyali
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
11.06 Christy Opara-Thompson
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
11.22 Paula Thomas
Flag of England.svg  England
11.23
200 metres
details
Cathy Freeman
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
22.25 GR Mary Onyali
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
22.35 Melinda Gainsford
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
22.68
400 metres
details
Cathy Freeman
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
50.38 GR Fatima Yusuf
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
50.53 Sandie Richards
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
50.69
800 metres
details
Inez Turner
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
2:01.74 Charmaine Crooks
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
2:02.35 Gladys Wamuyu
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2:03.12
1500 metres
details
Kelly Holmes
Flag of England.svg  England
4:08.86 Paula Schnurr
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
4:09.65 Gwen Griffiths
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
4:10.16
3000 metres
details
Angela Chalmers
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
8:32.17 GR Robyn Meagher
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
8:45.59 Alison Wyeth
Flag of England.svg  England
8:47.98
10,000 metres
details
Yvonne Murray
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
31:56.97 Elana Meyer
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
32:06.02 Jane Omoro
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
32:13.01
Marathon
details
Carole Rouillard
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
2:30:41 Lizanne Bussières
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
2:31:07 Yvonne Danson
Flag of England.svg  England
2:32:24
100 metres hurdles
details
Michelle Freeman
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
13.12 Jacqui Agyepong
Flag of England.svg  England
13.14 Sam Farquharson
Flag of England.svg  England
13.38
400 metres hurdles
details
Sally Gunnell
Flag of England.svg  England
54.51 Deon Hemmings
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
55.11 Debbie-Ann Parris
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
55.25
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
Faith Idehen
Mary Tombiri
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
42.99Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Monique Miers
Cathy Freeman
Melinda Gainsford
Kathy Sambell
43.43Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)
Stephi Douglas
Geraldine McLeod
Simmone Jacobs
Paula Thomas
43.46
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of England.svg  England  (ENG)
Phylis Smith
Tracy Goddard
Linda Keough
Sally Gunnell
3:27.06 GR Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Revoli Campbell
Deon Hemmings
Inez Turner
Sandie Richards
3:28.63Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
Alanna Yakiwchuck
Stacey Bowen
Donalda Duprey
Charmaine Crooks
3:33.52
10 kilometres walk
details
Kerry Saxby-Junna
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
44:25 Anne Manning
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
44:37 Janice McCaffrey
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
44:54
High jump
details
Alison Inverarity
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1.94 m Charmaine Weavers
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
1.94 m Debbie Marti
Flag of England.svg  England
1.91 m
Long jump
details
Nicole Boegman
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
6.82 m Yinka Idowu
Flag of England.svg  England
6.73 m Christy Opara-Thompson
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
6.72 m
Shot put
details
Judy Oakes
Flag of England.svg  England
18.16 m Myrtle Augee
Flag of England.svg  England
17.64 m Lisa-Marie Vizaniari
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
16.61 m
Discus throw
details
Daniela Costian
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
63.72 m GR Beatrice Faumuina
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
57.12 m Lizette Etsebeth
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
55.74 m
Javelin throw
details
Louise McPaul
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
63.76 m Kirsten Hellier
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
60.40 m Sharon Gibson
Flag of England.svg  England
58.20 m
Heptathlon
details
Denise Lewis
Flag of England.svg  England
6325 pts Jane Flemming
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
6317 pts Catherine Bond-Mills
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
6193 pts

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Canada)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 126523
2Flag of England.svg  England 11141338
3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada*66517
4Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 52310
5Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 34411
6Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 2428
7Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2013
8Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1012
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 1012
Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg  Zambia 1012
11Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 0336
12Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 0325
13Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 0213
14Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 0011
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 0011
Totals (15 nations)444444132

Participation

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