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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
Host cityManchester, England
Date(s)26–30 July
Main stadiumCity of Manchester Stadium
LevelSenior
Participation739 (+25 disabled) athletes from
66 nations
Events46 (+2 disability)
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.

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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  Kim Collins (SKN) 9.98   Uchenna Emedolu (NGR) 10.11   Pierre Browne (CAN) 10.12
200 metres
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  Frank Fredericks (NAM) 20.06   Marlon Devonish (ENG) 20.19   Darren Campbell (ENG) 20.21
400 metres
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  Michael Blackwood (JAM) 45.07   Shane Niemi (CAN) 45.09   Avard Moncur (BAH) 45.12
800 metres
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  Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA) 1:46.32   Joseph Mutua (KEN) 1:46.57   Kris McCarthy (AUS) 1:46.79
1500 metres
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  Michael East (ENG) 3:37.35   William Chirchir (KEN) 3:37.70   Youcef Abdi (AUS) 3:37.77
5000 metres
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  Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 13:13.51   Benjamin Limo (KEN) 13:13.57   William Kirui (KEN) 13:18.02
10,000 metres
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  Wilberforce Talel (KEN) 27:45.39 GR   Paul Malakwen Kosgei (KEN) 27:45.46   John Yuda Msuri (TAN) 27:45.78
110 metres hurdles
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  Shaun Bownes (RSA) 13.35   Colin Jackson (WAL) 13.39   Maurice Wignall (JAM) 13.62
400 metres hurdles
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  Chris Rawlinson (ENG) 49.14   Matt Elias (WAL) 49.28   Ian Weakley (JAM) 49.69
3000 metres steeplechase
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  Stephen Cherono (KEN) 8:19.41   Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN) 8:19.78   Abraham Cherono (KEN) 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 (TAN) 2:11.58   Joshua Chelanga (KEN) 2:12.44   Andrew Letherby (AUS) 2:13.23
20 kilometres walk
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  Nathan Deakes (AUS) 1:25.35 GR   Luke Adams (AUS) 1:26.03   David Kimutai (KEN) 1:28.20
50 kilometres walk
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  Nathan Deakes (AUS) 3:52.40 GR   Craig Barrett (NZL) 3:56.42   Tim Berrett (CAN) 4:04.25
High jump
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  Mark Boswell (CAN) 2.28 m   Kwaku Boateng (CAN) 2.25 m   Benjamin Challenger (ENG) 2.25 m
Pole vault
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  Okkert Brits (RSA) 5.75 m   Paul Burgess (AUS) 5.70 m   Dominic Johnson (LCA) 5.60 m
Long jump
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  Nathan Morgan (ENG) 8.02 m   Gable Garenamotse (BOT) 7.91 m   Kareem Streete-Thompson (CAY) 7.89 m
Triple jump
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  Jonathan Edwards (ENG) 17.86 m GR   Phillips Idowu (ENG) 17.68 m   Leevan Sands (BAH) 17.26 m
Shot put
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  Justin Anlezark (AUS) 20.91 m GR   Janus Robberts (RSA) 19.97 m   Carl Myerscough (ENG) 19.91 m
Discus throw
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  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 66.39 m GR   Jason Tunks (CAN) 62.61 m   Robert Weir (ENG) 59.24 m
Hammer throw
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  Michael Jones (ENG) 72.55 m   Philip Jensen (NZL) 69.48 m   Paul Head (ENG) 68.60 m
Javelin throw
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  Steve Backley (ENG) 86.81 m   Scott Russell (CAN) 78.98 m   Nick Nieland (ENG) 78.63 m
Decathlon
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  Claston Bernard (JAM) 7830 points   Matthew McEwen (AUS) 7685 points   Jamie Quarry (SCO) 7630 points

WomenEdit

Track and road events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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  Debbie Ferguson (BAH) 10.91 GR   Veronica Campbell (JAM) 11.00   Savatheda Fynes (BAH) 11.07
200 m
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  Debbie Ferguson (BAH) 22.20 GR   Juliet Campbell (JAM) 22.54   Lauren Hewitt (AUS) 22.69
400 m
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  Aliann Pompey (GUY) 51.63   Lee McConnell (SCO) 51.68   Sandie Richards (JAM) 51.79
800 m
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  Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.35 GR   Diane Cummins (CAN) 1:58.82   Agnes Samaria (NAM) 1:59.15
(NR)
1500 m
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  Kelly Holmes (ENG) 4:05.99   Hayley Tullett (WAL) 4:07.52   Helen Pattinson (ENG) 4:07.62
5000 m
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  Paula Radcliffe (ENG) 14.31.42 GR   Edith Masai (KEN) 14:53.76   Iness Chenonge (KEN) 15:06.06
10,000 m
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  Salina Kosgei (KEN) 31:27.83 GR   Susan Chepkemei (KEN) 31:32.04   Susie Power (AUS) 31:32.20
Marathon
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  Kerryn McCann (AUS) 2:30.05 GR   Krishna Stanton (AUS) 2:34.52   Jackie Gallagher (AUS) 2:36.37
100 m hurdles
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  Lacena Golding-Clarke (JAM) 12.77   Vonette Dixon (JAM) 12.83   Angela Atede (NGR) 12.98
400 m hurdles
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  Jana Pittman (AUS) 54.40   Debbie-Ann Parris (JAM) 55.24   Karlene Haughton (CAN) 56.13
20 km walk
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  Jane Saville (AUS) 1:36.34 GR   Lisa Kehler (ENG) 1:36.45   Yuan Yufang (MAL) 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 (RSA) 1.96 m GR   Susan Jones (ENG) 1.90 m   Nicole Forrester (CAN) 1.87 m
Pole vault
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  Tatiana Grigorieva (AUS) 4.35 m   Kym Howe (AUS) 4.15 m   Irie Hill (ENG) 4.10 m
  Bridgid Isworth (AUS)
  Stephanie McCann (CAN)
Long jump
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  Elva Goulbourne (JAM) 6.70 m   Jade Johnson (ENG) 6.58 m   Anju Bobby George (IND) 6.49 m
Triple jump
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  Ashia Hansen (ENG) 14.86 m GR   Françoise Mbango (CMR) 14.82 m   Trecia Smith (JAM) 14.32 m
Shot put
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  Vivian Chukwuemeka (NGR) 17.53 m   Valerie Adams (NZL) 17.45 m   Johanna Abrahamse (RSA) 16.77 m
Discus throw
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  Beatrice Faumuina (NZL) 60.82 m   Neelam Jaswant Singh (IND) 58.49 m   Shelley Newman (ENG) 58.13 m
Hammer throw
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  Lorraine Shaw (ENG) 66.83 m   Bronwyn Eagles (AUS) 65.24 m   Karyne Di Marco (AUS) 63.40 m
Javelin throw
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  Laverne Eve (BAH) 58.46 m   Cecilia McIntosh (AUS) 57.42 m   Kelly Morgan (ENG) 57.09 m
Heptathlon
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  Jane Jamieson (AUS) 6059 points   Kylie Wheeler (AUS) 5962 points   Margaret Simpson (GHA) 5906 points

Disability eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 100 m EAD   Adekunle Adesoji (NGR) 10.76 WR   Hisham Khaironi (MAS) 11.53   Rory Field (RSA) 11.96
Women's 800 m wheelchair   Chantal Petitclerc (CAN) 1:52.93   Louise Sauvage (AUS) 1:53.30   Eliza Stankovic (AUS) 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

ReferencesEdit

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