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Athletics at the 1994 Commonwealth Games

At the 1994 Commonwealth Games, the athletics event were held in Victoria, BC, Canada, at the Centennial Stadium on the grounds of the University of Victoria. A total of 44 events were contested, of which 22 by male 19 by female athletes. Furthermore, 2 men's disability events were held within the programme.

Athletics at the 15th Commonwealth Games
Centennial Stadium Victoria.jpg
Host city Victoria, BC, CanadaCanada
Date(s) 21–28 August
Main stadium Centennial Stadium
Level Senior
Participation 732 (+disabled) athletes from
54 nations
Events 42 (+2 disability)
Records set 11 Games records


There were 126 medals decided in total with England topping the table with 36 medals in total. Australia were second with 22 and the host nation Canada came third with 15.

The competition saw both the rise and fall of Horace Dove-Edwin, a sprinter from Sierra Leone. He became his country's first Commonwealth medallist with an unexpected silver medal behind Linford Christie in the 100 metres. He had not attended the opening ceremony as his country did not have enough money for a uniform and his story attracted much public sympathy and attention from the press. His meteoric rise (improving from 10.34 seconds to 10.02 over two days) was swiftly punctured as he was banned for two years after his doping test came back positive for the steroid stanozolol.[1]

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Linford Christie
  England
9.91 Michael Green[2]
  Jamaica
10.05 Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
10.06
200 metres
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Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
19.97 GR John Regis
  England
20.25 Daniel Effiong
  Nigeria
20.40
400 metres
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Charles Gitonga
  Kenya
45.00 Du'aine Ladejo
  England
45.11 Sunday Bada
  Nigeria
45.45
800 metres
details
Patrick Konchellah
  Kenya
1:45.18 Hezekiél Sepeng
  South Africa
1:45.76 Savieri Ngidhi
  Zimbabwe
1:46.06
1500 metres
details
Reuben Chesang
  Kenya
3:36.70 Kevin Sullivan
  Canada
3:36.78 John Mayock
  England
3:37.22
5000 metres
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Rob Denmark
  England
13:23.00 Philemon Hanneck
  Zimbabwe
13:23.20 John Nuttall
  England
13:23.54
10,000 metres
details
Lameck Aguta
  Kenya
28:38.22 Tendai Chimusasa
  Zimbabwe
28:47.72 Fackson Nkandu
  Zambia
28:51.72
Marathon
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Steve Moneghetti
  Australia
2:11:49 Sean Quilty
  Australia
2:14:57 Mark Hudspith
  England
2:15:11
110 metres hurdles
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Colin Jackson
  Wales
13.08 GR Tony Jarrett
  England
13.22 Paul Gray
  Wales
13.54
400 metres hurdles
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Samuel Matete
  Zambia
48.67 Gideon Biwott
  Kenya
49.43 Barnabas Kinyor
  Kenya
49.50
3000 metres steeplechase
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Johnstone Kipkoech
  Kenya
8:14.72 GR Gideon Chirchir
  Kenya
8:15.25 Graeme Fell
  Canada
8:23.28
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Canada (CAN)
Donovan Bailey
Glenroy Gilbert
Carlton Chambers
Bruny Surin
38.39 GR   Australia (AUS)
Shane Naylor
Paul Henderson
Tim Jackson
Damien Marsh
Kyle Vander Kuyp
38.88   England (ENG)
Jason John
Philip Goedluck
Toby Box
Terry Williams
Mark Smith
39.39
4 × 400 metres relay
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  England (ENG)
David McKenzie
Peter Crampton
Adrian Patrick
Du'aine Ladejo
Alex Fugallo
Mark Smith
3:02.14 GR   Jamaica (JAM)
Orville Taylor
Dennis Blake
Linval Laird
Garth Robinson
Roxbert Martin
3:02.32   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Patrick Delice
Neil de Silva
Hayden Stephen
Ian Morris
3:02.78
30 kilometres walk
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Nick A'Hern
  Australia
2:07:53 Tim Berrett
  Canada
2:08:22 Scott Nelson
  New Zealand
2:09:10
High jump
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Tim Forsyth
  Australia
2.32 m Steve Smith
  England
2.32 m Geoff Parsons
  Scotland
2.31 m
Pole vault
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Neil Winter
  Wales
5.40 m GR Curtis Heywood
  Canada
5.30 m James Miller
  Australia
5.30 m
Long jump
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Obinna Eregbu
  Nigeria
8.05 m David Culbert
  Australia
8.00 m Ian James
  Canada
7.93 m
Triple jump
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Julian Golley
  England
17.03 m Jonathan Edwards
  England
17.00 m Brian Wellman
  Bermuda
17.00 m
Shot put
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Matt Simson
  England
19.49 m Courtney Ireland
  New Zealand
19.38 m Chima Ugwu
  Nigeria
19.26 m
Discus throw
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Werner Reiterer
  Australia
62.76 m Adewale Olukoju
  Nigeria
62.46 m Robert Weir
  England
60.86 m
Hammer throw
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Sean Carlin
  Australia
73.48 m Paul Head
  England
70.18 m Peter Vivian
  England
69.80 m
Javelin throw
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Steve Backley
  England
82.74 m Mick Hill
  England
81.84 m Gavin Lovegrove
  New Zealand
80.42 m
Decathlon
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Mike Smith
  Canada
8326 pts Peter Winter
  Australia
8074 pts Simon Shirley
  Australia
7980 pts

Men's disability eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
800m wheelchair Jeff Adams
  Canada
1:44.94 GR David Holding
  England
1:45.13 Paul Wiggins
  Australia
1:45.40
Marathon wheelchair Paul Wiggins
  Australia
1:37:33 GR Ivan Newman
  England
1:41:55 Ben Lucas
  New Zealand
1:42:19

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Mary Onyali
  Nigeria
11.06 Christy Opara-Thompson
  Nigeria
11.22 Paula Thomas
  England
11.23
200 metres
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Cathy Freeman
  Australia
22.25 GR Mary Onyali
  Nigeria
22.35 Melinda Gainsford
  Australia
22.68
400 metres
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Cathy Freeman
  Australia
50.38 GR Fatima Yusuf
  Nigeria
50.53 Sandie Richards
  Jamaica
50.69
800 metres
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Inez Turner
  Jamaica
2:01.74 Charmaine Crooks
  Canada
2:02.35 Gladys Wamuyu
  Kenya
2:03.12
1500 metres
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Kelly Holmes
  England
4:08.86 Paula Schnurr
  Canada
4:09.65 Gwen Griffiths
  South Africa
4:10.16
3000 metres
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Angela Chalmers
  Canada
8:32.17 GR Robyn Meagher
  Canada
8:45.59 Alison Wyeth
  England
8:47.98
10,000 metres
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Yvonne Murray
  Scotland
31:56.97 Elana Meyer
  South Africa
32:06.02 Jane Omoro
  Kenya
32:13.01
Marathon
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Carole Rouillard
  Canada
2:30:41 Lizanne Bussières
  Canada
2:31:07 Yvonne Danson
  England
2:32:24
100 metres hurdles
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Michelle Freeman
  Jamaica
13.12 Jacqui Agyepong
  England
13.14 Sam Farquharson
  England
13.38
400 metres hurdles
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Sally Gunnell
  England
54.51 Deon Hemmings
  Jamaica
55.11 Debbie-Ann Parris
  Jamaica
55.25
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Nigeria (NGR)
Faith Idehen
Mary Tombiri
Christy Opara-Thompson
Mary Onyali
42.99   Australia (AUS)
Monique Miers
Cathy Freeman
Melinda Gainsford
Kathy Sambell
43.43   England (ENG)
Stephi Douglas
Geraldine McLeod
Simmone Jacobs
Paula Thomas
43.46
4 × 400 metres relay
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  England (ENG)
Phylis Smith
Tracy Goddard
Linda Keough
Sally Gunnell
3:27.06 GR   Jamaica (JAM)
Revoli Campbell
Deon Hemmings
Inez Turner
Sandie Richards
3:28.63   Canada (CAN)
Alanna Yakiwchuck
Stacey Bowen
Donalda Duprey
Charmaine Crooks
3:33.52
10 kilometres walk
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Kerry Saxby-Junna
  Australia
44:25 Anne Manning
  Australia
44:37 Janice McCaffrey
  Canada
44:54
High jump
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Alison Inverarity
  Australia
1.94 m Charmaine Weavers
  South Africa
1.94 m Debbie Marti
  England
1.91 m
Long jump
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Nicole Boegman
  Australia
6.82 m Yinka Idowu
  England
6.73 m Christy Opara-Thompson
  Nigeria
6.72 m
Shot put
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Judy Oakes
  England
18.16 m Myrtle Augee
  England
17.64 m Lisa-Marie Vizaniari
  Australia
16.61 m
Discus throw
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Daniela Costian
  Australia
63.72 m GR Beatrice Faumuina
  New Zealand
57.12 m Lizette Etsebeth
  South Africa
55.74 m
Javelin throw
details
Louise McPaul
  Australia
63.76 m Kirsten Hellier
  New Zealand
60.40 m Sharon Gibson
  England
58.20 m
Heptathlon
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Denise Lewis
  England
6325 pts Jane Flemming
  Australia
6317 pts Catherine Bond-Mills
  Canada
6193 pts

Medal tableEdit

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
2   Australia (AUS) 12 6 5 23
1   England (ENG) 11 14 13 38
3   Canada (CAN) 6 6 4 15
4   Kenya (KEN) 5 2 3 10
5   Nigeria (NGR) 3 4 3 10
6   Jamaica (JAM) 2 4 2 8
7   Wales (WAL) 2 0 1 3
8=   Namibia (NAM) 1 0 1 2
8=   Scotland (SCO) 1 0 1 2
8=   Zambia (ZAM) 1 0 1 2
11   New Zealand (NZL) 0 3 3 5
12   South Africa (RSA) 0 3 2 5
13   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 0 2 1 3
14=   Bermuda (BER) 0 0 1 1
14=   Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 1 1
14=   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 44 132

ParticipationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Mackay, Duncan (1994-08-29). Commonwealth Games: Africa's hero tests positive for drugs: Runner-up to Christie in men's 100m final faces four-year ban from the sport after showing traces of steroids. The Independent. Retrieved on 2010-08-29.
  2. ^ Horace Dove-Edwin of Sierra Leone originally won the silver medal in 10.02 seconds, but was disqualified for doping.