Athletics at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

At the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at Independence Park in Kingston, Jamaica. A total of 34 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 11 by female athletes. This was the final athletics competition at the quadrennial competition to feature events measured in imperial units, rather than metric units. Eleven Games records were improved over the course of the competition.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards   Harry Jerome (CAN) 9.41 GR   Tom Robinson (BHS) 9.44   Edwin Roberts (TTO) 9.52
220 yards   Stanley Allotey (GHA) 20.65 GR   Edwin Roberts (TTO) 20.93   David Ejoke (NGA) 20.95
440 yards   Wendell Mottley (TTO) 45.08 GR   Kent Bernard (TTO) 46.06   Don Domansky (CAN) 46.42
880 yards   Noel Clough (AUS) 1:46.9 GR   Wilson Kiprugut (KEN) 1:47.2   George Kerr (JAM) 1:47.2
1 mile   Kip Keino (KEN) 3:55.34 GR   Alan Simpson (ENG) 3:57.27   Ian Studd (NZL) 3:58.61
3 miles   Kip Keino (KEN) 12:57.4 GR   Ron Clarke (AUS) 12:59.2   Allan Rushmer (ENG) 13:08.6
6 miles   Naftali Temu (KEN) 27:14.21 GR   Ron Clarke (AUS) 27:39.42   Jim Alder (SCO) 28:15.4
3000 metres steeplechase   Peter Welsh (NZL) 8:29.44   Kerry O'Brien (AUS) 8:32.58   Benjamin Kogo (KEN) 8:32.81
120 yards hurdles   David Hemery (ENG) 14.1   Mike Parker (ENG) 14.2   Ghulam Raziq (PAK) 14.3
440 yards hurdles   Ken Roche (AUS) 50.95   Kingsley Agbabokha (NGA) 51.46   Peter Warden (ENG) 51.54
Marathon   Jim Alder (SCO) 2:22:08   Bill Adcocks (ENG) 2:22:13   Mike Ryan (NZL) 2:27:59
20 miles road walk   Ron Wallwork (ENG) 2:44:43   Ray Middleton (ENG) 2:45:19   Norman Read (NZL) 2:46:29
High jump   Lawrie Peckham (AUS) 2.08 m   Samuel Igun (NGA) 2.03 m   Anton Norris (BAR) 2.00 m
Pole vault   Trevor Bickle (AUS) 4.80 m   Mike Bull (NIR) 4.72 m   Gerry Moro (CAN) 4.65 m
Long jump   Lynn Davies (WAL) 7.99 m   John Morbey (BMU) 7.89 m   Wellesley Clayton (JAM) 7.83 m
Triple jump   Samuel Igun (NGA) 16.40 m (w)   George Ogan (NGA) 16.08 m   Fred Alsop (ENG) 15.96 m
Shot put   Dave Steen (CAN) 18.79 m   Les Mills (NZL) 18.37 m   George Puce (CAN) 17.14 m
Discus throw   Les Mills (NZL) 56.18 m   George Puce (CAN) 55.94 m   Robin Tait (NZL) 55.02 m
Hammer throw   Howard Payne (ENG) 61.98 m   Praveen Kumar (IND) 60.12 m   Muhammad Iqbal (PAK) 59.56 m
Javelin throw   John FitzSimons (ENG) 79.78 m   Nick Birks (AUS) 76.16 m   Muhammad Nawaz (PAK) 69.94 m
Decathlon   Roy Williams (NZL) 7270 pts   Clive Longe (WAL) 7123 pts   Gerry Moro (CAN) 6983 pts
4×110 yards relay   Ghana (GHA)
Bonner Mends
Ebenezer Addy
James Addy
Stanley Allotey
39.8 GR   Jamaica (JAM)
Lynn Headley
Michael Fray
Pablo McNeil
Wes Clayton
40.0   Australia (AUS)
Allen Crawley
Gary Holdsworth
Gary Eddy
Peter Norman
40.0
4×440 yards relay   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Edwin Roberts
Kent Bernard
Lennox Yearwood
Wendell Mottley
3:02.8 GR   Canada (CAN)
Don Domansky
Brian MacLaren
Ross MacKenzie
Bill Crothers
3:04.9   England (ENG)
John Adey
Martin Winbolt-Lewis
Peter Warden
Tim Graham
3:06.5

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards   Dianne Burge (AUS) 10.6 GR   Irene Piotrowski (CAN) 10.8   Jill Hall (ENG) 10.8
220 yards   Dianne Burge (AUS) 23.73   Jenny Lamy (AUS) 23.86   Irene Piotrowski (CAN) 23.92
440 yards   Judy Pollock (AUS) 53.0   Deirdre Watkinson (ENG) 54.1   Una Morris (JAM) 54.2
880 yards   Abby Hoffman (CAN) 2:04.3   Judy Pollock (AUS) 2:04.5   Anne Smith (ENG) 2:05.0
80 metres hurdles   Pam Kilborn (AUS) 10.9   Carmen Smith (JAM) 11.0   Jenny Wingerson (CAN) 11.0
High jump   Michele Brown (AUS) 1.73 m   Dorothy Shirley (ENG) 1.70 m   Robyn Woodhouse (AUS) 1.70 m
Long jump   Mary Rand (ENG) 6.36 m   Sheila Parkin (ENG) 6.30 m   Violet Odogwu (NGA) 6.15 m
Shot put   Val Young (NZL) 16.50 m   Mary Peters (NIR) 16.29 m   Nancy McCredie (CAN) 15.34 m
Discus throw   Val Young (NZL) 49.78 m   Jean Roberts (AUS) 49.20 m   Carol Martin (CAN) 48.70 m
Javelin throw   Margaret Parker (AUS) 51.38 m   Anna Bocson (AUS) 47.80 m   Jay Dahlgren (CAN) 47.68 m
4×110 yards relay   Australia (AUS)
Dianne Burge
Jennifer Lamy
Joyce Bennett
Pamela Ryan
45.3 GR   England (ENG)
Daphne Slater
Janet Simpson
Jill Hall
Maureen Tranter
45.6   Jamaica (JAM)
Adlin Mair-Clarke
Carmen Smith
Una Morris
Vilma Charlton
45.6

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Jamaica)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia (AUS)118221
2  England (ENG)57618
3  New Zealand (NZL)51410
4  Canada (CAN)33915
5  Kenya (KEN)3115
6  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)2215
7  Ghana (GHA)2002
8  Nigeria (NGR)1326
9  Wales (WAL)1203
10  Scotland (SCO)1012
11  Jamaica (JAM)*0246
12  Northern Ireland (NIR)0202
13  Bahamas (BAH)0101
  Bermuda (BER)0101
  India (IND)0101
16  Pakistan (PAK)0033
17  Barbados (BAR)0011
Totals (17 nations)343434102


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