Athletics at the 2002 Commonwealth Games

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the City of Manchester Stadium on 26–30 July 2002. The route for the marathon event crossed Manchester city centre and finished in the stadium. The race walk events began alongside the Lowry Centre at Salford Quays.[1] There were twenty-five men's events and 23 women's events; the schedules were identical except that there were men's 3000 metres steeplechase and 50 kilometres walk events. Pole vaulter Dominic Johnson won a bronze medal, Saint Lucia's only medal of the Games.

Athletics at the 17th Commonwealth Games
City of Manchester Stadium 2002.jpg
The host stadium in Manchester
Dates26–30 July
Host cityManchester, England
VenueCity of Manchester Stadium
LevelSenior
Events46 (+2 disability)
Participation739 (+25 disabled) athletes from
66 nations
Records set16 Games records


Sixteen Games records were bettered over the course of the competition, and two further records were set in the disability events.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Kim Collins
  Saint Kitts and Nevis
9.98 Uchenna Emedolu
  Nigeria
10.11 Pierre Browne
  Canada
10.12
200 metres
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Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia
20.06 Marlon Devonish
  England
20.19 Darren Campbell
  England
20.21
400 metres
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Michael Blackwood
  Jamaica
45.07 Shane Niemi
  Canada
45.09 Avard Moncur
  Bahamas
45.12
800 metres
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Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
  South Africa
1:46.32 Joseph Mutua
  Kenya
1:46.57 Kris McCarthy
  Australia
1:46.79
1500 metres
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Michael East
  England
3:37.35 William Chirchir
  Kenya
3:37.70 Youcef Abdi
  Australia
3:37.77
5000 metres
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Sammy Kipketer
  Kenya
13:13.51 Benjamin Limo
  Kenya
13:13.57 William Kirui
  Kenya
13:18.02
10,000 metres
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Wilberforce Talel
  Kenya
27:45.39 GR Paul Malakwen Kosgei
  Kenya
27:45.46 John Yuda Msuri
  Tanzania
27:45.78
110 metres hurdles
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Shaun Bownes
  South Africa
13.35 Colin Jackson
  Wales
13.39 Maurice Wignall
  Jamaica
13.62
400 metres hurdles
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Chris Rawlinson
  England
49.14 Matt Elias
  Wales
49.28 Ian Weakley
  Jamaica
49.69
3000 metres steeplechase
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Stephen Cherono
  Kenya
8:19.41 Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
8:19.78 Abraham Cherono
  Kenya
8:19.85
4 x 100 metres relay
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  England
Jason Gardener,
Marlon Devonish,
Allyn Condon,
Darren Campbell
38.62   Jamaica
Michael Frater,
Dwight Thomas,
Christopher Williams,
Asafa Powell
38.62   Australia
Tim Williams,
Paul Di Bella,
David Baxter,
Patrick Johnson
38.87
4 x 400 metres relay
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  England
Jared Deacon,
Sean Baldock,
Chris Rawlinson,
Daniel Caines
3:00.40   Wales
Timothy Benjamin,
Iwan Thomas,
Jamie Baulch,
Matt Elias
3:00.41   Bahamas
Chris Brown,
Troy McIntosh,
Dominic Demeritte,
Tim Munnings
3:01.35
Marathon
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Francis Naali
  Tanzania
2:11.58 Joshua Chelanga
  Kenya
2:12.44 Andrew Letherby
  Australia
2:13.23
20 kilometres walk
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Nathan Deakes
  Australia
1:25.35 GR Luke Adams
  Australia
1:26.03 David Kimutai
  Kenya
1:28.20
50 kilometres walk
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Nathan Deakes
  Australia
3:52.40 GR Craig Barrett
  New Zealand
3:56.42 Tim Berrett
  Canada
4:04.25
High jump
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Mark Boswell
  Canada
2.28 m Kwaku Boateng
  Canada
2.25 m Benjamin Challenger
  England
2.25 m
Pole vault
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Okkert Brits
  South Africa
5.75 m Paul Burgess
  Australia
5.70 m Dominic Johnson
  Saint Lucia
5.60 m
Long jump
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Nathan Morgan
  England
8.02 m Gable Garenamotse
  Botswana
7.91 m Kareem Streete-Thompson
  Cayman Islands
7.89 m
Triple jump
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Jonathan Edwards
  England
17.86 m GR Phillips Idowu
  England
17.68 m Leevan Sands
  Bahamas
17.26 m
Shot put
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Justin Anlezark
  Australia
20.91 m GR Janus Robberts
  South Africa
19.97 m Carl Myerscough
  England
19.91 m
Discus throw
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Frantz Kruger
  South Africa
66.39 m GR Jason Tunks
  Canada
62.61 m Robert Weir
  England
59.24 m
Hammer throw
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Michael Jones
  England
72.55 m Philip Jensen
  New Zealand
69.48 m Paul Head
  England
68.60 m
Javelin throw
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Steve Backley
  England
86.81 m Scott Russell
  Canada
78.98 m Nick Nieland
  England
78.63 m
Decathlon
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Claston Bernard
  Jamaica
7830 points Matthew McEwen
  Australia
7685 points Jamie Quarry
  Scotland
7630 points

WomenEdit

Track and road events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Debbie Ferguson
  Bahamas
10.91 GR Veronica Campbell
  Jamaica
11.00 Savatheda Fynes
  Bahamas
11.07
200 m
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Debbie Ferguson
  Bahamas
22.20 GR Juliet Campbell
  Jamaica
22.54 Lauren Hewitt
  Australia
22.69
400 m
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Aliann Pompey
  Guyana
51.63 Lee McConnell
  Scotland
51.68 Sandie Richards
  Jamaica
51.79
800 m
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Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  Mozambique
1:57.35 GR Diane Cummins
  Canada
1:58.82 Agnes Samaria
  Namibia
1:59.15
(NR)
1500 m
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Kelly Holmes
  England
4:05.99 Hayley Tullett
  Wales
4:07.52 Helen Pattinson
  England
4:07.62
5000 m
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Paula Radcliffe
  England
14.31.42 GR Edith Masai
  Kenya
14:53.76 Iness Chenonge
  Kenya
15:06.06
10,000 m
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Salina Kosgei
  Kenya
31:27.83 GR Susan Chepkemei
  Kenya
31:32.04 Susie Power
  Australia
31:32.20
Marathon
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Kerryn McCann
  Australia
2:30.05 GR Krishna Stanton
  Australia
2:34.52 Jackie Gallagher
  Australia
2:36.37
100 m hurdles
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Lacena Golding-Clarke
  Jamaica
12.77 Vonette Dixon
  Jamaica
12.83 Angela Atede
  Nigeria
12.98
400 m hurdles
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Jana Pittman
  Australia
54.40 Debbie-Ann Parris
  Jamaica
55.24 Karlene Haughton
  Canada
56.13
20 km walk
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Jane Saville
  Australia
1:36.34 GR Lisa Kehler
  England
1:36.45 Yuan Yufang
  Malaysia
1:40.00
4 x 100 m relay
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  Bahamas
Tamicka Clarke
Savatheda Fynes
Chandra Sturrup
Debbie Ferguson
42.44 GR   Jamaica
Elva Goulbourne
Juliet Campbell
Astia Walker
Veronica Campbell
42.73   England
Joice Maduaka
Shani Anderson
Vernicha James
Abiodun Oyepitan
42.84
4 x 400 m relay
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  Australia
Lauren Hewitt
Cathy Freeman
Tamsyn Lewis
Jana Pittman
3:25.63 GR   England
Helen Frost
Helen Karagounis
Melanie Purkiss
Lisa Miller
Jenny Meadows*
3:26.73   Nigeria
Olabisi Afolabi
Kudirat Akhigbe
Hajarat Yusuf
Doris Jacob
3:29.16


* Athletes who ran in heats and received medals.

Field and combined events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Hestrie Cloete
  South Africa
1.96 m GR Susan Jones
  England
1.90 m Nicole Forrester
  Canada
1.87 m
Pole vault
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Tatiana Grigorieva
  Australia
4.35 m Kym Howe
  Australia
4.15 m Irie Hill
  England
4.10 m
Bridgid Isworth
  Australia
Stephanie McCann
  Canada
Long jump
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Elva Goulbourne
  Jamaica
6.70 m Jade Johnson
  England
6.58 m Anju Bobby George
  India
6.49 m
Triple jump
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Ashia Hansen
  England
14.86 m GR Françoise Mbango
  Cameroon
14.82 m Trecia Smith
  Jamaica
14.32 m
Shot put
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Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
17.53 m Valerie Adams
  New Zealand
17.45 m Johanna Abrahamse
  South Africa
16.77 m
Discus throw
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Beatrice Faumuina
  New Zealand
60.82 m Neelam Jaswant Singh
  India
58.49 m Shelley Newman
  England
58.13 m
Hammer throw
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Lorraine Shaw
  England
66.83 m Bronwyn Eagles
  Australia
65.24 m Karyne Di Marco
  Australia
63.40 m
Javelin throw
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Laverne Eve
  Bahamas
58.46 m Cecilia McIntosh
  Australia
57.42 m Kelly Morgan
  England
57.09 m
Heptathlon
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Jane Jamieson
  Australia
6059 points Kylie Wheeler
  Australia
5962 points Margaret Simpson
  Ghana
5906 points

Disability eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 100 m EAD Adekunle Adesoji
  Nigeria
10.76 WR Hisham Khaironi
  Malaysia
11.53 Rory Field
  South Africa
11.96
Women's 800 m wheelchair Chantal Petitclerc
  Canada
1:52.93 Louise Sauvage
  Australia
1:53.30 Eliza Stankovic
  Australia
1:54.20

Medal tableEdit

Retrieved from 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games Official Website.[2]

  *   Host nation (England)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  England*1261129
2  Australia991028
3  South Africa5128
4  Kenya48416
5  Jamaica46414
6  Bahamas4048
7  Canada25512
8  Nigeria2125
9  New Zealand1304
10  Namibia1012
  Tanzania1012
12  Guyana1001
  Mozambique1001
  Saint Kitts and Nevis1001
15  Wales0404
16  India0112
  Malaysia0112
  Scotland0112
19  Botswana0101
  Cameroon0101
21  Cayman Islands0011
  Ghana0011
  Saint Lucia0011
Totals (23 nations)484850146

Participating nationsEdit

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