Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 110 yards relay

The women's 4 × 110 yards relay at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 1 December 1962.

Women's 4 × 110 yards relay
at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
VenuePerry Lakes Stadium
Date1 December 1962 (1962-12-01)
Teams5
Winning time46.6
Medalists
gold medal    Australia
silver medal    England
bronze medal    New Zealand
← 1958
1966 →

The event was won Australian team of Joyce Bennett, Glenys Beasley, Brenda Cox and Betty Cuthbert in a time of 46.6. They narrowly finished ahead of English team of Ann Packer, Dorothy Hyman, Daphne Arden and Betty Moore and the New Zealand quartet of Nola Bond, Molly Cowan, Doreen Porter and Avis McIntosh who won bronze. England was leading by five yards coming in the final baton change, however Moore started her run too early and had to stop almost dead before receiving the baton. This cost England dearly as Cuthbert caught Moore two yards from the finish.[1][2]

RecordsEdit

World record   England (ENG)
(Madeleine Weston, Dorothy Hyman, June Paul, Heather Young)
45.3 Cardiff, Wales 27 July 1958 [3]
Commonwealth record
Games record   England (ENG)
(Madeleine Weston, Dorothy Hyman, June Paul, Heather Young)
45.3 Cardiff, Wales 27 July 1958 [3]

FinalEdit

[4]

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
    Australia Joyce Bennett, Glenys Beasley, Brenda Cox, Betty Cuthbert 46.6
    England Ann Packer, Dorothy Hyman, Daphne Arden, Betty Moore 46.6
    New Zealand Nola Bond, Molly Cowan, Doreen Porter, Avis McIntosh 46.9
4   Jamaica Ouida Walker, Carmen Smith, Carmen Williams, Adlin Mair 48.6
5   Ghana Christiana Boateng, Rose Hart, Matilda Adjei, Victoria Chinery 49.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abrahams, Harold (2 December 1962). "Snell wins disappointing mile". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Limited. p. 22.
  2. ^ Clarkson, Alan (2 December 1962). "Our girls' great day". The Sun-Herald. Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons. p. 24.
  3. ^ a b Our Athletics Correspondent (28 July 1958). "England's Crop Of Six Gold Medals On Last Day". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Limited. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Results of the women's 4 × 110 yards relay at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.