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1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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7th British Empire and Commonwealth Games
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Host city Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nations participating 35
Athletes participating 863
Events 104
Opening ceremony 22 November
Closing ceremony 1 December
Main venue Perry Lakes Stadium
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The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, Australia from 22 November to 1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth. They were held after the 1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.

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VenuesEdit

Most venues other than the specifically constructed Beatty Park, and Perry Lakes Stadium, were existing facilities.[1]

Participating teamsEdit

 
Countries that participated

35 teams were represented at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

Medals by countryEdit

Note: The medals used at these Games were the first to have a neck chain. All previous games had their medals in presentation boxes.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Australia 38 36 31 105
2   England 29 22 27 78
3   New Zealand 10 12 10 32
4   Pakistan 8 1 0 9
5   Canada 4 12 15 31
6   Scotland 4 7 3 14
7   Ghana 3 5 1 9
8   Jamaica 3 1 1 5
9   Kenya 2 2 1 5
10   Singapore 2 0 0 2
11   Uganda 1 1 4 6
12   Rhodesia and Nyasaland 0 2 5 7
13   Wales 0 2 4 6
14   Bahamas 0 1 0 1
15   Fiji 0 0 2 2
  Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 2 2
17   Barbados 0 0 1 1
  British Guiana 0 0 1 1
  Jersey 0 0 1 1
  Malaya 0 0 1 1
  Northern Ireland 0 0 1 1
  Papua and New Guinea 0 0 1 1
Total 104 104 112 320

Medals by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

Venue: Perry Lakes Stadium, Floreat

BowlsEdit

Venue: Dalkeith Nedlands Bowling Club, Dalkeith[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Singles (details) Men   David Bryant (ENG)   Joseph Watson Black (SCO)   Alan Bradley (FRN)
Pairs (details) Men   Robert McDonald & Hugh Robson (NZL)   Thomas Hamill & Michael Purdon (SCO)   Charles Jackson & William Jackson (FRN)
Rinks (details) Men   England - Skippered by Sid Drysdale   Scotland   Rhodesia and Nyasaland

BoxingEdit

Venue: Perry Lakes Boxing Stadium, Floreat

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men   Bobby Mallon (SCO)   Cassis Aryee (GHA)   Philip Waruinge (KEN)
  Mike Pye (ENG)
Bantamweight Men   Jeff Dynevor (AUS)   Sammy Abbey (GHA)   J. Sentongo (UGA)
  Peter Benneyworth (ENG)
Featherweight Men   John McDermott (SCO)   Ali Juma (KEN)   Turori George (NZL)
  Ted Stone (AUS)
Lightweight Men   Eddie Blay (GHA)   Kesi Odongo (UGA)   Paddy Donovan (NZL)
  Brian Whelan (ENG)
Light Welterweight Men   Clement Quartey (GHA)   Dick McTaggart (SCO)   H. Reti (CAN)
  Brian Brazier (ENG)
Welterweight Men   Wallace Coe (NZL)   John Pritchett (ENG)   Albert Turmel (JER)
Light Middleweight Men   Harold Mann (CAN)   Brian Benson (FRN)   F. Nyangweso (UGA)
  Kenneth Hopkins (PNG)
Middleweight Men   Cephas Colquhoun (JAM)   Thomas Arimi (GHA)   Moses Evans (FIJ)
Light Heavyweight Men   Tony Madigan (AUS)   Jojo Miles (GHA)   Hans Christie (NIR)
  Tom Menzies (SCO)
Heavyweight Men   George Oywello (UGA)   Bill Kini (NZL)   Holgar Johansen (FIJ)
  Graham Robinson (AUS)

CyclingEdit

Track cyclingEdit

Venue: Lake Monger Velodrome, Ledderville

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Time Trial Men   Peter Bartels (AUS) 00:01:13   Ian Chapman (AUS) 00:01:13   Roger Whitfield (ENG) 00:01:14
Sprint Men   Tom Harrison (AUS)   Karl Barton (ENG)   Ian Browne (AUS)
Individual Pursuit Men   Maxwell Langshaw (AUS) 00:05:08   Richard Hine (AUS) 00:05:13   Harry Jackson (ENG) 00:05:14
10 Miles Scratch Men   Doug Adams (AUS) 00:22:11   Warren Johnston (NZL)   John Clarey (ENG)

Road cyclingEdit

Venue: Kings Park,[3] Perth

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road Race Men   Wes Mason (ENG) 05:20:26   Anthony Walsh (NZL) 05:20:27   Laurie Byers (NZL) 05:20:27

FencingEdit

Venue: Victoria Park Army Drill Hall, Victoria Park

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil Men   Sandy Leckie (SCO)   Allan Jay (ENG)   Ralph Cooperman (ENG)
Foil – Team Men   England   Australia   Canada
Épée Men   Ivan Lund (AUS)   John Pelling (ENG)   Peter Jacobs (ENG)
Épée – Team Men   England   Australia   Canada
Sabre Men   Ralph Cooperman (ENG)   Benedek Simo (CAN)   John Andru (CAN)
Sabre – Team Men   England   Canada   New Zealand
Foil Women   Melody Coleman (NZL)   Johanna Winter (AUS)   Janet Hopner (AUS)

RowingEdit

Venue: Canning River, Applecross

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls Men   James Hill (NZL) 00:07:40   Bill Barry (ENG) 00:07:45   Ian Tutty (AUS) 00:07:49
Double sculls Men   George Justicz & Nicholas Birkmyre (ENG) 00:06:52   Peter Watkinson & Murray Watkinson (NZL) 00:06:54   Barclay Wade & Graeme Squires (AUS) 00:07:01
Coxless pairs Men   Stewart Farquharson & Jim Lee-Nicholson (ENG) 00:07:04   Graham Lawrence & Murray Lawrence (NZL) 00:07:08   Rodger Ninham & William Hatfield (AUS) 00:07:10
Coxless fours Men   Chris Davidge, Michael Clay, John Beveridge & John Tilbury (ENG) 00:06:31   David Edwards, Jeremy Luke, Richard Luke & John Edwards (WAL) 00:06:32   Eldon Worobieff, Thomas Gray, Thomas Stokes & Ray McIntosh (CAN) 00:06:35
Coxed fours Men   Winston Stephens, Keith Heselwood, Hugh Smedley, George Paterson & Douglas Pulman (NZL) 00:06:48   David Ramage, Derek Norwood, David Caithness, David John & Phillip Sarah (AUS) 00:06:49   John Russell, Richard Knight, John Vigurs, Colin Porter & Michael Howard-Johnston (ENG) 00:07:05
Eights Men   Australia 00:05:53   New Zealand 00:05:54   England 00:06:09

SwimmingEdit

Venue: Beatty Park, Leederville

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 yd freestyle   Dick Pound (CAN) 55.8   Bob McGregor (SCO) 56.1   David Dickson (AUS) 56.1
440 yd freestyle   Murray Rose (AUS) 4:20.0   Allan Wood (AUS) 4:22.5   Bob Windle (AUS) 4:23.1
1650 yd freestyle   Murray Rose (AUS) 17:18.1   Bob Windle (AUS) 17:44.5   Allan Wood (AUS) 17:55.6
110 yd backstroke   Graham Sykes (ENG) 1.04.5   Julian Carroll (AUS) 1:05.4   Wayne Vincent (AUS) 1:06.2
220 yd backstroke   Julian Carroll (AUS) 2:20.9   Tony Fingleton (AUS) 2:21.0   Alan Robertson (NZL) 2:23.0
110 yd breaststroke   Ian O'Brien (AUS) 1:11.4   William Burton (AUS) 1:13.9   Steve Rabinovich (CAN) 1:14.1
220 yd breaststroke   Ian O'Brien (AUS) 2:38.2   William Burton (AUS) 2:42.1   Neil Nicholson (ENG) 2:42.6
110 yd butterfly   Kevin Berry (AUS) 59.5   Neville Hayes (AUS) 1:02.3   Aldwin Meinhardt (CAN) 1:02.6
220 yd butterfly   Kevin Berry (AUS) 2:10.8   Neville Hayes (AUS) 2:16.3   Brett Hill (AUS) 2:18.7
440 yd individual medley   Alex Alexander (AUS) 5:15.3   John Oravainen (AUS) 5:16.3   John Kelso (CAN) 5:16.5
4×110 yd freestyle relay   Australia
David Dickson
Murray Rose
Peter Doak
Peter Phelps
3:43.9   Canada
Aldwin Meinhardt
Sandy Gilchrist
Jack Kelso
Dick Pound
3:48.3   England
Rodney Clayden
John Martin-Dye
Peter Kendrew
Stanley Clarke
3:51.3
4×220 yd freestyle relay   Australia
Allan Wood
Anthony Strahan
Murray Rose
Bob Windle
8:13.4   Canada
Aldwin Meinhardt
Sandy Gilchrist
Jack Kelso
Dick Pound
8:42.4   England
John Martin-Dye
Peter Kendrew
Richard Campion
Stanley Clarke
8:46.0
4×110 yd medley relay   Australia
David Dickson
Ian O'Brien
Julian Carroll
Kevin Berry
4:12.4   England
Graham Sykes
Neil Nicholson
Peter Kendrew
Terry Glenville
4:19.9   Canada
Aldwin Meinhardt
Jack Kelso
Dick Pound
Steve Rabinovich
4:19.9

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 yd freestyle   Dawn Fraser (AUS) 59.5   Robin Thorn (AUS) 1:03.8   Mary Stewart (CAN) 1:04.4
440 yd freestyle   Dawn Fraser (AUS) 4:51.4   Ilsa Konrads (AUS) 4:55.0   Liz Long (ENG) 5:00.4
110 yd backstroke   Linda Ludgrove (ENG) 1:11.1   Pam Sergeant (AUS) 1:11.5   Sylvia Lewis (ENG) 1:12.2
220 yd backstroke   Linda Ludgrove (ENG) 2:35.2   Sylvia Lewis (ENG) 2:36.7   Pam Sergeant (AUS) 2:37.5
110 yd breaststroke   Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) 1:21.3   Vivien Haddon (NZL) 1:21.3   Dorinda Fraser (ENG) 1:21.7
220 yd breaststroke   Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) 2:51.7   Jackie Enfield (ENG) 2:54.7   Vivien Haddon (NZL) 2:56.3
110 yd butterfly   Mary Stewart (CAN) 1:10.1   Anne Cotterill (ENG) 1:11.2   Linda McGill (AUS) 1:11.6
440 yd individual medley   Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) 5:38.6   Linda McGill (AUS) 5:46.1   Jennifer Corish (AUS) 5:53.0
4×110 yd freestyle relay   Australia
Dawn Fraser
Lynette Bell
Robin Thorn
Ruth Everuss
4:11.0   Canada
M. Sevigny
M.P. Stewart
Patricia Thompson
Sara Barber
4:21.1   England
Diana Wilkinson
Elizabeth Long
Linda Amos
S. Keen
4:21.3
4×110 yd medley relay   Australia
Dawn Fraser
Linda McGill
Marguerite Ruygrok
Pamela Sergeant
4:45.9   England
Anita Lonsbrough
Diana Wilkinson
Linda Ludgrove
Mary Cotterill
4:47.9   Canada
A.J. Glendenning
M.P. Stewart
Patricia Thompson
Sara Barber
4:48.1

DivingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 Metres Springboard Diving Men   Brian Phelps (ENG) 154.14   Thomas Dinsley (CAN) 147.22   Ernest Meissner (CAN) 145.03
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Men   Brian Phelps (ENG) 168.35   Graham Deuble (AUS) 151   Tony Kitcher (ENG) 150.81
3 Metres Springboard Diving Women   Susan Knight (AUS) 134.72   Liz Ferris (ENG) 132.74   Lorraine McArthur (AUS) 125.13
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Women   Susan Knight (AUS) 101.15   Margaret Austen (ENG) 98.93   Patricia Plowman (AUS) 91.79

WeightliftingEdit

Venue: South Perth City Hall, South Perth[4]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight – Overall Men   Chua Phung Kim (SIN) 322   Allen Salter (CAN) 310.5   Martin Dias (BGU) 306
Featherweight – Overall Men   George Newton (ENG) 326.5   Ieuan Owen (WAL) 292.5   Cheong Kam Hong (Malaya) 281
Lightweight – Overall Men   Carlton Goring (ENG) 351.5   Alan Oshyer (AUS) 340   Jimmy Moir (SCO) 340
Middleweight – Overall Men   Tan Howe Liang (SIN) 390   Pierre St.-Jean (CAN) 376   Horace Johnson (WAL) 372
Light Heavyweight – Overall Men   Phil Caira (SCO) 408   George Manners (ENG) 403.5   Peter Arthur (WAL) 392
Middle Heavyweight – Overall Men   Louis Martin (ENG) 469.5   Cosford White (CAN) 408   Jackie Samuel (TRI) 399
Heavyweight – Overall Men   Arthur Shannos (AUS) 465   Don Oliver (NZL) 465   Brandon Bailey (TRI) 440

WrestlingEdit

Venue: Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men   Muhammad Niaz (PAK)   Peter Michienzi (CAN)   Warren Nisbet (NZL)
Bantamweight Men   Siraj-ud-Din (PAK)   Walter Pilling (ENG)   James Turnbull (SCO)
Featherweight Men   Ala-ud-Din (PAK)   Matti Jutila (CAN)   Albert Aspen (ENG)
Lightweight Men   Muhammad Ashraf (PAK)   Sid Marsh (AUS)   Kurt Boese (CAN)
Welterweight Men   Muhammad Bashir (PAK)   Philip Oberlander (CAN)   Len Allen (ENG)
Middleweight Men   Muhammad Faiz (PAK)   Michael Benarik (AUS)   Fred Thomas (NZL)
Light Heavyweight Men   Tony Buck (ENG)   Muhammad Saeed (PAK)   Jim Armstrong (AUS)
Heavyweight Men   Muhammad Niaz (PAK)   Ray Mitchell (AUS)   Denis McNamara (ENG)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shell Company of Australia (1962), Commonwealth Games, Perth 1962, Shell, retrieved 1 November 2014 
  2. ^ http://dalkeithnbc.com.au/
  3. ^ "Games Road Race in Bush Setting.". The Beverley Times. WA: National Library of Australia. 11 May 1962. p. 9. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Photograph of South Perth City Hall". State Library of Western Australia. 

External linksEdit


Preceded by
Cardiff
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Perth
VII British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Succeeded by
Kingston