Athletics at the 1998 Commonwealth Games

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 16–21 September 1998.

Athletics at the 16th Commonwealth Games
Stadium nasional bukit jalil.JPG
Host cityKuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMalaysia
Date(s)16– 21 September
Main stadiumNational Stadium, Bukit Jalil
LevelSenior
Participation690 athletes from
59 nations
Events46
Records set9 Games records


Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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  Ato Boldon (TRI) 9.88 s GR   Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 9.96 s   Obadele Thompson (BAR) 10.00 s
200 metres
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  Julian Golding (ENG) 20.18 s   Christian Malcolm (WAL) 20.29 s   John Regis (ENG) 20.40 s
400 metres
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  Iwan Thomas (WAL) 44.52 s GR   Mark Richardson (ENG) 44.60 s   Sugath Thilakaratne (SRI) 44.64 s
800 metres
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  Japheth Kimutai (KEN) 1:43.82   Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA) 1:44.44   Johan Botha (RSA) 1:44.57
1500 metres
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  Laban Rotich (KEN) 3:39.49   John Mayock (ENG) 3:40.46   Anthony Whiteman (ENG) 3:40.70
5000 metres
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  Daniel Komen (KEN) 13:22.57   Tom Nyariki (KEN) 13:28.09   Richard Limo (KEN) 13:37.42
10,000 metres
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  Simon Maina (KEN) 28:10.00   William Kalya (KEN) 29:01.68   Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 29:02.76
110 metres hurdles
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  Tony Jarrett (ENG) 13.47 s   Steve Brown (TRI) 13.48 s   Shaun Bownes (RSA) 13.53 s
400 metres hurdles
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  Dinsdale Morgan (JAM) 48.28 s   Rohan Robinson (AUS) 48.99 s   Kenneth Harnden (ZIM) 49.06 s
3000 metres steeplechase
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  John Kosgei (KEN) 8:15.34   Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:15.37   Kipkurui Misoi (KEN) 8:18.24
Marathon
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  Thabiso Moqhali (LES) 2:19.15   Simon Mrashani (TAN) 2:19.42   Andea Geway Suja (TAN) 2:19.50
20 kilometres walk
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  Nick A'Hern (AUS) 1:24.59   Arturo Huerta (CAN) 1:25.49   Nathan Deakes (AUS) 1:26.06
50 kilometres walk
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  Govindasamy Saravanan (MAS) 4:10.05 NR   Duane Cousins (AUS) 4:10.30   Dominic McGrath (AUS) 4:12.52
4 × 100 metres relay
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  England
Dwain Chambers
Marlon Devonish
Julian Golding
Darren Campbell
Jason Gardener (heats)
38.20 s GR   Canada
Brad McCuaig
Glenroy Gilbert
O'Brian Gibbons
Trevino Betty
38.46 s   Australia
Gavin Hunter
Darryl Wohlsen
Steve Brimacombe
Matt Shirvington
Rod Zuyderwick (heats)
38.69 s
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Jamaica
Davian Clarke
Greg Haughton
Michael McDonald
Roxbert Martin
2:59.03 GR   England
Mark Richardson
Mark Hylton
Mark Deacon
Paul Slythe
Sean Baldock
Solomon Wariso
3:00.82   Wales
Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Matt Elias
Paul Gray
3:01.86
High jump
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  Dalton Grant (ENG) 2.31 m   Benjamin Challenger (ENG) 2.28 m   Timothy Forsyth (AUS) 2.28 m
Pole vault
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  Riaan Botha (RSA) 5.60 m   Paul Burgess (AUS) 5.50 m   Kersley Gardenne (MRI) 5.35 m
Long jump
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  Peter Burge (AUS) 8.22 m   Jai Taurima (AUS) 8.22 m   Wendell Williams (TRI) 7.95 m
Triple jump
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  Onochie Achike (ENG) 17.10 m   Andrew Owusu (GHA) 17.03 m   Remmy Kimutai Limo (KEN) 16.89 m
Shot put
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  Burger Lambrechts (RSA) 20.01 m   Michalis Louca (CYP) 19.52 m   Shaun Pickering (WAL) 19.33 m
Discus throw
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  Robert Weir (ENG) 64.42 m   Frantz Kruger (RSA) 63.93 m   Jason Tunks (CAN) 62.22 m
Hammer throw
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  Stuart Rendell (AUS) 74.71 m   Michael Jones (ENG) 74.02 m   Dewi Hemsley (WAL) 72.83 m
Javelin throw
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  Marius Corbett (RSA) 88.75 m GR   Steve Backley (ENG) 87.38 m   Mick Hill (ENG) 83.80 m
Decathlon
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  Jagan Hames (AUS) 8490 points   Scott Ferrier (AUS) 8307 points   Mike Smith (CAN) 8143 points

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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  Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 11.06 s   Philomena Mensah (CAN) 11.19 s   Tania Van-Heer (AUS) 11.29 s
200 metres
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  Nova Peris-Kneebone (AUS) 22.77 s   Juliet Campbell (JAM) 22.79 s   Lauren Hewitt (AUS) 22.83 s
400 metres
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  Sandie Richards (JAM) 50.17 s GR   Allison Curbishley (SCO) 50.71 s   Donna Fraser (ENG) 51.01 s
800 metres
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  Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.60   Tina Paulino (MOZ) 1:58.39   Diane Modahl (ENG) 1:58.81
1500 metres
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  Jackline Maranga (KEN) 4:05.27 GR   Kelly Holmes (ENG) 4:06.10   Julia Sakara (ZIM) 4:07.82 NR
5000 metres
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  Kate Anderson (AUS) 15:52.74   Andrea Whitcombe (ENG) 15:56.85   Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM) 15:57.57
10,000 metres
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  Esther Wanjiru (KEN) 33:40.13   Kylie Risk (AUS) 33:42.11   Clair Fearney (AUS) 33:52.13
100 metres hurdles
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  Gillian Russell (JAM) 12.70 s GR   Sriyani Kulawansha (SRI) 12.95 s   Katie Anderson (CAN) 13.04 s
400 metres hurdles
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  Andrea Blackett (BAR) 53.91 s   Gowry Retchakan-Hodge (ENG) 55.25 s   Karlene Haughton (CAN) 55.53 s
Marathon
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  Heather Turland (AUS) 2:41.24   Lisa Dick (AUS) 2:41.48   Elizabeth Mongudhi (NAM) 2:43.28
10 kilometres walk
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  Jane Saville (AUS) 43:57 GR   Kerry Saxby-Junna (AUS) 44:27   Lisa Kehler (ENG) 45:03
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Australia
Tania van Heer
Lauren Hewitt
Nova Peris-Kneebone
Sharon Cripps
43.39 s   Jamaica
Donnette Brown
Juliet Campbell
Gillian Russell
Brigitte Foster
43.49 s   England
Marcia Richardson
Donna Fraser
Simone Jacobs
Joice Maduaka
43.69 s
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Australia
Susan Andrews
Tamsyn Lewis
Lee Naylor
Tania van Heer
3:27.28   England
Michelle Thomas
Michelle Pierre
Victoria Day
Donna Fraser
3:29.28   Canada
Karlene Haughton
Diane Cummins
LaDonna Antoine
Foy Williams
3:29.97
High jump
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  Hestrie Storbeck (RSA) 1.91 m   Joanne Jennings (ENG) 1.91 m   Alison Inverarity (AUS) 1.88 m
Pole vault
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  Emma George (AUS) 4.20 m   Elmarie Gerryts (RSA) 4.15 m   Trista Bernier (CAN) 4.15 m
Long jump
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  Joanne Wise (ENG) 6.63 m   Jacqueline Edwards (BAH) 6.59 m   Nicole Boegman (AUS) 6.58 m
Triple jump
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  Ashia Hansen (ENG) 14.32 m   Françoise Mbango (CMR) 13.95 m   Connie Henry (ENG) 13.94 m
Shot put
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  Judy Oakes (ENG) 18.83 m   Myrtle Augee (ENG) 17.16 m   Johanna Abrahamse (RSA) 16.52 m
Discus throw
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  Beatrice Faumuina (NZL) 65.92 m GR   Lisa Marie Vizaniari (AUS) 62.14 m   Alison Lever (AUS) 59.80 m
Hammer throw
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  Deborah Sosimenko (AUS) 66.56 m   Lorraine Shaw (ENG) 62.66 m   Caroline Wittrin (CAN) 61.67
Javelin throw
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  Louise McPaul (AUS) 66.96 m   Karen Martin (ENG) 57.82 m   Kirsty Morrison (ENG) 56.34 m
Heptathlon
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  Denise Lewis (ENG) 6513 pts   Jane Jamieson (AUS) 6354 pts   Joanne Henry (NZL) 6096 pts

Medal tableEdit

 
Ato Boldon (left) and Obadele Thompson (right) also won 100 m medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia13101134
2  England1014933
3  Kenya73313
4  South Africa43411
5  Jamaica4206
6  Wales1124
7  Trinidad and Tobago1113
8  Bahamas1102
  Mozambique1102
10  Barbados1012
  New Zealand1012
12  Lesotho1001
  Malaysia*1001
14  Canada03710
15  Namibia0112
  Sri Lanka0112
  Tanzania0112
18  Cameroon0101
  Cyprus0101
  Ghana0101
  Scotland0101
22  Zimbabwe0033
23  Mauritius0011
Totals (23 nations)464646138

ParticipationEdit

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