|Athletics at the 15th Commonwealth Games|
|Host city|| Victoria, BC, Canada |
|Events||42 (+2 disability)|
|Participation||732 (+disabled) athletes from |
|Records set||11 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.
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.
|100 metres|| Linford Christie ||9.91|| Michael Green ||10.05|| Frankie Fredericks ||10.06|
|200 metres|| Frankie Fredericks ||19.97 GR|| John Regis ||20.25|| Daniel Effiong ||20.40|
|400 metres|| Charles Gitonga ||45.00|| Du'aine Ladejo ||45.11|| Sunday Bada ||45.45|
|800 metres|| Patrick Konchellah ||1:45.18|| Hezekiél Sepeng ||1:45.76|| Savieri Ngidhi ||1:46.06|
|1500 metres|| Reuben Chesang ||3:36.70|| Kevin Sullivan ||3:36.78|| John Mayock ||3:37.22|
|5000 metres|| Rob Denmark ||13:23.00|| Philemon Hanneck ||13:23.20|| John Nuttall ||13:23.54|
|10,000 metres|| Lameck Aguta ||28:38.22|| Tendai Chimusasa ||28:47.72|| Fackson Nkandu ||28:51.72|
|Marathon|| Steve Moneghetti ||2:11:49|| Sean Quilty ||2:14:57|| Mark Hudspith ||2:15:11|
|110 metres hurdles|| Colin Jackson ||13.08 GR|| Tony Jarrett ||13.22|| Paul Gray ||13.54|
|400 metres hurdles|| Samuel Matete ||48.67|| Gideon Biwott ||49.43|| Barnabas Kinyor ||49.50|
|3000 metres steeplechase|| Johnstone Kipkoech ||8:14.72 GR|| Gideon Chirchir ||8:15.25|| Graeme Fell ||8:23.28|
|4 × 100 metres relay|
Kyle Vander Kuyp
|4 × 400 metres relay|
Neil de Silva
|30 kilometres walk|| Nick A'Hern ||2:07:53|| Tim Berrett ||2:08:22|| Scott Nelson ||2:09:10|
|High jump|| Tim Forsyth ||2.32 m|| Steve Smith ||2.32 m|| Geoff Parsons ||2.31 m|
|Pole vault|| Neil Winter ||5.40 m GR|| Curtis Heywood ||5.30 m|| James Miller ||5.30 m|
|Long jump|| Obinna Eregbu ||8.05 m|| David Culbert ||8.00 m|| Ian James ||7.93 m|
|Triple jump|| Julian Golley ||17.03 m|| Jonathan Edwards ||17.00 m|| Brian Wellman ||17.00 m|
|Shot put|| Matt Simson ||19.49 m|| Courtney Ireland ||19.38 m|| Chima Ugwu ||19.26 m|
|Discus throw|| Werner Reiterer ||62.76 m|| Adewale Olukoju ||62.46 m|| Robert Weir ||60.86 m|
|Hammer throw|| Sean Carlin ||73.48 m|| Paul Head ||70.18 m|| Peter Vivian ||69.80 m|
|Javelin throw|| Steve Backley ||82.74 m|| Mick Hill ||81.84 m|| Gavin Lovegrove ||80.42 m|
|Decathlon|| Mike Smith ||8326 pts|| Peter Winter ||8074 pts|| Simon Shirley ||7980 pts|
|800m wheelchair||Jeff Adams||1:44.94 GR||David Holding||1:45.13||Paul Wiggins||1:45.40|
|Marathon wheelchair|| Paul Wiggins ||1:37:33 GR||Ivan Newman||1:41:55|| Ben Lucas ||1:42:19|
|100 metres|| Mary Onyali ||11.06|| Christy Opara-Thompson ||11.22|| Paula Thomas ||11.23|
|200 metres|| Cathy Freeman ||22.25 GR|| Mary Onyali ||22.35|| Melinda Gainsford ||22.68|
|400 metres|| Cathy Freeman ||50.38 GR|| Fatima Yusuf ||50.53|| Sandie Richards ||50.69|
|800 metres|| Inez Turner ||2:01.74|| Charmaine Crooks ||2:02.35|| Gladys Wamuyu ||2:03.12|
|1500 metres|| Kelly Holmes ||4:08.86|| Paula Schnurr ||4:09.65|| Gwen Griffiths ||4:10.16|
|3000 metres|| Angela Chalmers ||8:32.17 GR|| Robyn Meagher ||8:45.59|| Alison Wyeth ||8:47.98|
|10,000 metres|| Yvonne Murray ||31:56.97|| Elana Meyer ||32:06.02|| Jane Omoro ||32:13.01|
|Marathon|| Carole Rouillard ||2:30:41|| Lizanne Bussières ||2:31:07|| Yvonne Danson ||2:32:24|
|100 metres hurdles|| Michelle Freeman ||13.12|| Jacqui Agyepong ||13.14|| Sam Farquharson ||13.38|
|400 metres hurdles|| Sally Gunnell ||54.51|| Deon Hemmings ||55.11|| Debbie-Ann Parris ||55.25|
|4 × 100 metres relay|
|4 × 400 metres relay|
|10 kilometres walk|| Kerry Saxby-Junna ||44:25|| Anne Manning ||44:37|| Janice McCaffrey ||44:54|
|High jump|| Alison Inverarity ||1.94 m|| Charmaine Weavers ||1.94 m|| Debbie Marti ||1.91 m|
|Long jump|| Nicole Boegman ||6.82 m|| Yinka Idowu ||6.73 m|| Christy Opara-Thompson ||6.72 m|
|Shot put|| Judy Oakes ||18.16 m|| Myrtle Augee ||17.64 m|| Lisa-Marie Vizaniari ||16.61 m|
|Discus throw|| Daniela Costian ||63.72 m GR|| Beatrice Faumuina ||57.12 m|| Lizette Etsebeth ||55.74 m|
|Javelin throw|| Louise McPaul ||63.76 m|| Kirsten Hellier ||60.40 m|| Sharon Gibson ||58.20 m|
|Heptathlon|| Denise Lewis ||6325 pts|| Jane Flemming ||6317 pts|| Catherine Bond-Mills ||6193 pts|
Host nation (Canada)
|Totals (15 nations)||44||44||44||132|
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