Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Women's 220 yards

The women's 220 yards at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Monday 26 November and Thursday 29 November 1962.

Women's 220 yards
at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
VenuePerry Lakes Stadium
Date26 November 1962 (1962-11-26) (round 1 and semis)
29 November 1962 (1962-11-29) (final)
Competitors22 from 10 nations
Winning time23.8 s
Medalists
gold medal    England
silver medal    Australia
bronze medal    Australia
← 1958
1966 →

22 runners competed in four heats in the first round, with the top three runners from each heat qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinals, and only the top three from each heat advanced to the final.

The event was won by England's Dorothy Hyman in 23.8 seconds, who also won the 100 yard event earlier in the meet. Hyman finished ahead of the Australian pair of Joyce Bennett and Margaret Burvill. It was the first time since 1938 that this event was not won by an Australian.[1]

RecordsEdit

World record   Betty Cuthbert (AUS) 23.2 Hobart, Australia 7 March 1960
Commonwealth record
Games record   Marlene Mathews (AUS) 23.6 Cardiff, Wales 24 July 1958 [2]

Round 1Edit

Heat 1Edit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Joyce Bennett)   Australia 24.4 Q
2 Dorothy Hyman   England 24.5 Q
3 Molly Cowan   New Zealand 25.0 Q
4 Carmen Williams   Jamaica 26.8
5 Maca Vakalala   Fiji 27.1
Janette Neil   Scotland DNS

Heat 2Edit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Margaret Burvill   Australia 24.4 Q
2 Ann Packer   England 24.8 Q
3 Nola Bond   New Zealand 25.5 Q
4 Joan Atkinson   Northern Ireland 25.6
5 Carmen Smith   Jamaica 25.9
6 Patricia Dalton   Rhodesia and Nyasaland 26.2

Heat 3Edit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Doreen Porter   New Zealand 24.7 Q
2 Betty Cuthbert   Australia 24.9 Q
3 Joy Grieveson   England 25.2 Q
4 Christiana Boateng   Ghana 25.5
5 Adlin Mair   Jamaica 26.5

Heat 4Edit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Brenda Cox   Australia 24.7 Q
2 Daphne Arden   England 24.8 Q
3 Yvonne Breeden   Canada 25.3 Q
4 Rose Hart   Ghana 25.6
5 Ouida Walker   Jamaica 26.0

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dorothy Hyman   England 24.0 Q
2 Margaret Burvill   Australia 24.1 Q
3 Brenda Cox   Australia 24.1 Q
4 Ann Packer   England 24.5
5 Nola Bond   New Zealand 25.4
6 Yvonne Breeden   Canada 25.5

Semifinal 2Edit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Joyce Bennett   Australia 24.0 Q
2 Betty Cuthbert   Australia 24.3 Q
3 Doreen Porter   New Zealand 24.6 Q
4 Daphne Arden   England 24.7
5 Molly Cowan   New Zealand 25.0
6 Joy Grieveson   England 25.1

FinalEdit

[4]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Dorothy Hyman   England 23.8
  Joyce Bennett   Australia 24.2
  Margaret Burvill   Australia 24.5
4 Brenda Cox   Australia 24.5
5 Betty Cuthbert   Australia 24.6
6 Doreen Porter   New Zealand 24.8
Wind: +3.0 m/s[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Our Athletics Correspondent (30 November 1962). "'A Little Bit Of Fear Keeps You Going'". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Mathews in exciting 220 yds. win". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax and Sons. AAP. 25 July 1958. p. 12.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Results from Perth Games Fourth Day". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax and Sons. 27 November 1962. p. 26.
  4. ^ "Results of the women's 220 yards at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.