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11th Commonwealth Games
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Host city Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nations participating 47
Athletes participating 1,475
Events 128 events in 11 sports
Opening ceremony 3 August 1978
Closing ceremony 12 August 1978
Officially opened by Elizabeth II
Queen's Baton Final Runner Diane Jones Konihowski
Main venue Commonwealth Stadium
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The 1978 Commonwealth Games (French: XI Jeux du Commonwealth) were held in Edmonton, Alberta, from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec. They were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, as well as by Uganda, in protest of alleged Canadian hostility towards the government of Idi Amin.[1] The Bid Election was held at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

This was the first Commonwealth Games where a computerised system was used to handle ticket sales.

Contents

BiddingEdit

1978 Commonwealth Games Bidding Results
City Round 1
  Edmonton 36
  Leeds 10

Participating teamsEdit

 
Participating countries

46 teams were represented at the 1978 Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

Medals by countryEdit

 
The Queen, Prince Philip, and their two younger sons, Andrew and Edward, at the opening of the 1978 Commonwealth Games, in Edmonton, Alberta
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Canada 45 31 33 109
2   England 27 27 33 87
3   Australia 24 33 27 84
4   Kenya 7 6 5 18
5   New Zealand 5 6 9 20
6   India 5 5 5 15
7   Scotland 3 6 5 14
8   Jamaica 2 2 3 7
9   Wales 2 1 5 8
10   Northern Ireland 2 1 2 5
11   Hong Kong 2 0 0 2
12   Malaysia 1 2 1 4
13   Ghana 1 1 1 3
  Guyana 1 1 1 3
15   Tanzania 1 1 0 2
16   Trinidad and Tobago 0 2 2 4
  Zambia 0 2 2 4
18   Bahamas 0 1 0 1
  Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
20   Western Samoa 0 0 3 3
21   Isle of Man 0 0 1 1
Total 128 129 138 395

Medals by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

BadmintonEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Mixed Team   England (ENG)
Anne Statt
Barbara Sutton
David Eddy
Derek Talbot
Jane Webster
Karen Bridge
Kevin Jolly
Mike Tredgett
Nora Perry
Raymond Stevens
  Canada (CAN)
Claire Blackhouse
Gregory Carter
Jamie McKee
Jane Youngberg
Johanne Falardeau
John Czich
Kenneth Priestman
Lucio Fabris
Sharon Crawford
Wendy Clarkson
  Malaysia (MAS)
Abu Bakar Sufian
Chee Geok Whee
Moo Foot Lian
James Selvaraj
Katherine Swee Phek Teh
Saw Swee Leong
Sylvia Ng
Ong Teong Boon
Men's Singles   Prakash Padukone (IND)   Derek Talbot (ENG)   Ray Stevens (ENG)
Men's Doubles   Ray Stevens
Mike Tredgett (ENG)
  Moo Foot Lian
Ong Beng Teong (MAS)
  Bryan Purser
Richard Purser (NZL)
Women's Singles   Sylvia Ng (MAS)   Katherine Swee Phek Teh (MAS)   Wendy Clarkson (CAN)
Women's Doubles   Nora Perry
Anne Statt (ENG)
  Claire Backhouse
Jane Youngberg (CAN)
  Ami Ghia
Kanwal Singh (IND)
Mixed Doubles   Mike Tredgett
Nora Perry (ENG)
  Billy Gilliland
Joanna Flockhart (SCO)
  Derek Talbot
Barbara Sutton (ENG)

BowlsEdit

BoxingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light Flyweight   Stephen Muchoki (KEN)   Francis Kabala (ZAM)   Birender Thapa (IND)
  Kid Jumalia (GHA)
Flyweight   Michael Irungu (KEN)   Ian Clyde (CAN)   Peter Wighton (AUS)
  Hugh Russell (NIR)
Bantamweight   Barry McGuigan (NIR)   Tumat Sugolik (PNG)   Douglas Maina (KEN)
  William Rannelli (CAN)
Featherweight   Azumah Nelson (GHA)   John Sichula (ZAM)   Guy Boutin (CAN)
  Maurice O'Brien (ENG)
Lightweight   Gerry Hamill (NIR)   Patrick Waweru (KEN)   Teddy Makofi (ZAM)
  John McAllister (SCO)
Light Welterweight   Winfield Braithwaite (GUY)   James Douglas (SCO)   John Raftery (CAN)
  Michael Mawangi (KEN)
Welterweight   Mike McCallum (JAM)   Ken Beattie (NIR)   Derrick Hoyt (CAN)
  Anthony Freal (WAL)
Light Middleweight   Kelly Perlette (CAN)   Abdurahman Athuman (KEN)   Ropati Vipo Samu (SAM)
  Enock Chama (ZAM)
Middleweight   Philip McElwaine (AUS)   Delroy Parkes (ENG)   Roddy MacDonald (CAN)
  Richard Betham (SAM)
Light Heavyweight   Roger Fortin (CAN)   Ron Smith (ENG)   Fautala Su'a (SAM)
  Edward Thande (KEN)
Heavyweight   Julius Awome (ENG)   Adamah Mensah (GHA)   George Stankovich (NZL)

CyclingEdit

Track
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Time Trial   Jocelyn Lovell (CAN) 1:06.00   Kenrick Tucker (AUS) 00:01:07   Gordon Singleton (CAN) 00:01:08
Men's Sprint   Kenrick Tucker (AUS)   Trevor Gadd (ENG)   David Weller (JAM)
Men's Individual Pursuit   Michael Richards (NZL) 00:04:50   Gary Campbell (AUS) 00:04:56   Tony Doyle (ENG) 00:04:56
Men's Team Pursuit   Australia
Colin Fitzgerald
Kevin Nichols
Gary Sutton
Shane Sutton
00:04:29   New Zealand
Kevin Blackwell
Anthony Cuff
Neil Lyster
Jack Swart
00:04:38   England
Tony Doyle
Paul Fennell
Tony James
Glen Mitchell
00:04:51
Men's 10 Miles Scratch   Jocelyn Lovell (CAN) 00:20:06   Shane Sutton (AUS) 00:20:06   Gary Sutton (AUS) 00:20:06
Men's Tandem   Jocelyn Lovell
Gordon Singleton (CAN)
15.52   Trevor Gadd
David Le Grys (ENG)
  Ron Boyle
Stephen Goodall (AUS)
Road
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Road Race   Phil Anderson (AUS) 04:22:34   Pierre Harvey (CAN) 04:22:35   Garry Bell (NZL) 04:22:35

DivingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 3 Metres Springboard   Chris Snode (ENG) 643.83   Scott Cranham (CAN) 595.53   Don Wagstaff (AUS) 572.16
10 Metres Highboard [Platform]   Chris Snode (ENG) 538.98   Ken Armstrong (CAN) 534.99   Scott Cranham (CAN) 512.37
Women's 3 Metres Springboard   Janet Nutter (CAN) 477.33   Beverley Boys (CAN) 469.95   Eniko Kiefer (CAN) 447.42
Women's 10 Metres Highboard [Platform]   Linda Cuthbert (CAN) 397.44   Valerie McFarlane (AUS) 383.4   Janet Nutter (CAN) 374.67

GymnasticsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's All-Around   Philip Delesalle (CAN) 56.4   Lindsay Nylund (AUS) 54.95   Jean Choquette (CAN) 54.25
Men's Team   Canada (CAN)
Jean Choquette
Nigel Rothwell
Owen Walstrom
Philip Delesalle
165.55   England (ENG)
Edward Arnold
Ian Neale
Jeffrey Davis
Thomas Wilson
161.95   Australia (AUS)
Lambert Ariens
Lindsay Nylund
Rudolf Starosta
Warwick Forbes
158.5
Women's All-Around   Elfi Schlegel (CAN) 38.25   Monica Goermann (CAN) 37.25
  Sherry Hawco (CAN)
Women's Team   Canada (CAN)
Elfi Schlegel
Karen Kelsall
Monica Goermann
Sherry Hawco
113.25   England (ENG)
Joanna Sime
Karen Robb
Lisa Jackman
Susan Cheeseborough
107.4   New Zealand (NZL)
Deborah Hurst
Kirsty Durward
Lynette Brake
Rowena Davis
106.35

ShootingEdit

Pistol
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's/Open Free Pistol   Yvon Trempe (CAN) 543   Edward Jans (CAN) 540   Bertram Manhin (TRI) 536
Men's/Open Rapid-Fire Pistol   Jules Sobrian (CAN) 587   John Cooke (ENG) 581   Jeff Farrell (AUS) 581
Rifle
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's/Open Smallbore Rifle   Alister Allan (SCO) 1194   Bill Watkins (WAL) 1191   Stewart Watterson (IOM) 1187
Men's/Open Fullbore Rifle   Desmond Vamplew (CAN) 391   James Spaight (ENG) 388   Patrick Vamplew (CAN) 387
Shotgun
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's/Open Trap   John Primrose (CAN) 186   George Leary (CAN) 185   Terry Rumbel (AUS) 183
Men's/Open Skeet   John Woolley (NZL) 193   Paul Bentley (ENG) 191   Joe Neville (ENG) 190

SwimmingEdit

Men's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle Mark Morgan
  Australia
52.70 Bill Sawchuk
  Canada
52.81 Gary MacDonald
  Canada
52.90
200 m freestyle Ron McKeon
  Australia
1:52.06 Graeme Brewer
  Australia
1:52.86 Mark Morgan
  Australia
1:53.16
400 m freestyle Ron McKeon
  Australia
3:54.43 Simon Gray
  England
3:56.87 Max Metzker
  Australia
3:58.83
1500 m freestyle Max Metzker
  Australia
15:31.92 Simon Gray
  England
15:39.39 Andrew Astbury
  England
15:42.89
100 m backstroke Glenn Patching
  Australia
57.90 Gary Abraham
  England
58.48 Jay Tapp
  Canada
59.05
200 m backstroke Gary Hurring
  New Zealand
2:04.37 Glenn Patching
  Australia
2:05.76 Paul Moorfoot
  Australia
2:05.99
100 m breaststroke Graham Smith
  Canada
1:03.81 Duncan Goodhew
  England
1:04.24 Paul Naisby
  England
1:06.36
200 m breaststroke Graham Smith
  Canada
2:20.86 Duncan Goodhew
  England
2:21.92 Lindsay Spencer
  Australia
2:22.49
100 m butterfly Dan Thompson
  Canada
55.04 John Mills
  England
56.22 Bill Sawchuk
  Canada
56.37
200 m butterfly George Nagy
  Canada
2:01.99 Claus Bredschneider
  Canada
2:02.49 Phil Hubble
  England
2:02.53
200 m individual medley Graham Smith
  Canada
2:05.25 Bill Sawchuk
  Canada
2:05.61 Peter Dawson
  Australia
2:09.05
400 m individual medley Graham Smith
  Canada
4:27.34 Simon Gray
  England
4:27.70 Bill Sawchuk
  Canada
4:27.99
4 × 100 m freestyle relay   Canada
Bill Sawchuk
Gary MacDonald
Graham Smith
Peter Szmidt
3:27.94   Australia
Glenn Patching
Graeme Brewer
Mark Morgan
Ron McKeon
3:28.62   England
David Dunne
Kevin Burns
Martin Smith
Richard Burrell
3:30.10
4 × 200 m freestyle relay   Australia
Graeme Brewer
Mark Morgan
Max Metzker
Ron McKeon
7:34.83   Canada
Bill Sawchuk
Dennis Corcoran
Peter Szmidt
Robert Baylis
7:36.58   England
David Dunne
Martin Smith
Philip Hubble
Simon Gray
7:42.02
4 × 100 m medley relay   Canada
Bill Sawchuk
Dan Thompson
Graham Smith
Jay Tapp
3:49.76   England
Gary Abraham
Duncan Goodhew
John Mills
Martin Smith
3:50.22   Australia
Glenn Patching
Graeme Brewer
Lindsay Spencer
Mark Morgan
3:53.16
Women's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle Carol Klimpel
  Canada
57.78 Rosemary Brown
  Australia
58.30 Wendy Quirk
  Canada
58.41
200 m freestyle Rebecca Perrott
  New Zealand
2:00.63 Tracey Wickham
  Australia
2:01.50 Michelle Ford
  Australia
2:01.64
400 m freestyle Tracey Wickham
  Australia
4:08.45 Michelle Ford
  Australia
4:10.25 Rebecca Perrott
  New Zealand
4:16.70
800 m freestyle Tracey Wickham
  Australia
8:24.62 Michelle Ford
  Australia
8:25.78 Rebecca Perrott
  New Zealand
8:44.87
100 m backstroke Debra Forster
  Australia
1:03.97 Hélène Boivin
  Canada
1:04.54 Cheryl Gibson
  Canada
1:04.68
200 m backstroke Cheryl Gibson
  Canada
2:16.57 Lisa Forrest
  Australia
2:17.66 Glenda Robertson
  Australia
2:18.32
100 m breaststroke Robin Corsiglia
  Canada
1:13.56 Maggie Kelly
  England
1:13.69 Marion Stuart
  Canada
1:13.72
200 m breaststroke Lisa Borsholt
  Canada
2:37.70 Debbie Rudd
  England
2:38.07 Maggie Kelly
  England
2:38.63
100 m butterfly Wendy Quirk
  Canada
1:01.92 Penny McCarthy
  New Zealand
1:02.27 Linda Hanel
  Australia
1:02.69
200 m butterfly Michelle Ford
  Australia
2:11.29 Wendy Quirk
  Canada
2:13.65 Linda Hanel
  Australia
2:14.52
200 m individual medley Sharron Davies
  England
2:18.37 Rebecca Perrott
  New Zealand
2:18.70 Becky Smith
  Canada
2:18.95
400 m individual medley Sharron Davies
  England
4:52.44 Becky Smith
  Canada
4:57.83 Cheryl Gibson
  Canada
4:59.39
4 × 100 m freestyle relay   Canada
Carol Klimpel
Gail Amundrud
Sue Sloan
Wendy Quirk
3:50.28   England
Cheryl Brazendale
Heidi Turk
Kaye Lovatt
Sharron Davies
3:53.27   Australia
Lisa Burnes
Michelle Ford
Rosemary Brown
Tracey Wickham
3:54.11
4 × 100 m medley relay   Canada
Carol Klimpel
Helene Boivin
Marian Stuart
Wendy Quirk
4:15.26   Australia
Debra Forster
Lisa Curry-Kenny
Rosemary Brown
Tracey Wickham
4:16.75   England
Helen Gilyard
Margaret Kelly
Sharron Davies
Sue Jenner
4:19.87

WeightliftingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight – Overall   Ekambaram Karunakaran (IND) 205   Charlie Revolta (SCO) 197.5   Roger Crabtree (AUS) 190
Bantamweight – Overall   Precious McKenzie (NZL) 220   Tamil Selvin (IND) 220   Jeffrey Brice (WAL) 215
Featherweight – Overall   Michael Mercier (CAN) 237.5   Ivan Katz (AUS) 235   Darrell Schultz (CAN) 230
Lightweight – Overall   Bill Stellios (AUS) 272.5   Adrian Kebbe (AUS) 267.5   Philip Sue (NZL) 262.5
Middleweight – Overall   Sam Castiglione (AUS) 300   Newton Burrowes (ENG) 290   Steve Pinsent (ENG) 290
Light Heavyweight – Overall   Robert Kabbas (AUS) 322.5   Charles Quagliata (AUS) 287.5   Gary Shadbolt (ENG) 277.5
Middle Heavyweight – Overall   Gary Langford (ENG) 335   Terry Hadlow (CAN) 330   Brian Marsden (NZL) 312.5
Sub Heavyweight – Overall   John Burns (WAL) 340   Steve Wyatt (AUS) 325   Robert Santavy (CAN) 315
Heavyweight – Overall   Russ Prior (CAN) 347.5   Wayne Smith (CAN) 337.5   Andy Drzewiecki (ENG) 335
Super Heavyweight – Overall   Jean-Marc Cardinal (CAN) 365   Bob Edmond (AUS) 322.5   John Hynd (SCO) 305

WrestlingEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light Flyweight   Ashok Kumar (IND)   George Gunouski (CAN)   Mark Dunbar (ENG)
Flyweight   Ray Takahashi (CAN)   Sudesh Kumar (IND)   Ken Hoyt (AUS)
Bantamweight   Satbir Singh (IND)   Michael Barry (CAN)   Amrik Singh (ENG)
Featherweight   Egon Beiler (CAN)   Jagminder Singh (IND)   Brian Aspen (ENG)
Lightweight   Zsigmund Kelevitz (AUS)   Joe Gilligan (ENG)   Jagdish Kumar (IND)
Welterweight   Rajinder Singh (IND)   Victor Zilberman (CAN)   Keith Howard (ENG)
Middleweight   Richard Deschatelets (CAN)   Wally Koenig (AUS)   Ivan Weir (NIR)
Light Heavyweight   Stephen Danier (CAN)   Mick Pikos (AUS)   Kartar Singh (IND)
Heavyweight   Wyatt Wishart (CAN)   Satpal Singh (IND)   Murray Avery (NZL)
Super Heavyweight   Robert Gibbons (CAN)   Albert Patrick (SCO)   Ishwar Singh (IND)

VenuesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Donald Macintosh; Michael Hawes; Donna Ruth Greenhorn; David Ross Black (5 April 1994). Sport and Canadian Diplomacy. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. pp. 81–. ISBN 978-0-7735-1161-3. 

External linksEdit


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