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Athletics at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held in Melbourne, Australia from 19 March to 25 March 2006. A total of 47 events were contested, of which 24 by male and 23 by female athletes. Furthermore, three men's and three women's disability events were held within the programme. All athletics events took place within the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while the marathon and racewalking events took place on the streets of Melbourne and finished at the main stadium.[1]

Athletics at the 18th Commonwealth Games
MCG Commonwealth Games.jpg
The host stadium in Melbourne
Host cityMelbourne, AustraliaAustralia
Date(s)19 March – 25 March
Main stadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
LevelSenior
Participation748 (+disabled) athletes from
63 nations
Events47 (+6 disability)
Records set11 Games records


The hosts Australia easily won the medals table with 16 golds and 41 medals in total. Jamaica came second with 10 golds and 22 medals, while Kenya and England were the next best performers. A total of eleven Games records were broken over the course of the seven-day competition. Six of the records were broken by Australian athletes.

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Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Asafa Powell
  Jamaica
10.03 s Olusoji Fasuba
  Nigeria
10.11 s Marc Burns
  Trinidad and Tobago
10.17 s
200 metres
details
Omar Brown
  Jamaica
20.47 s Stéphan Buckland
  Mauritius
20.47 s Chris Williams
  Jamaica
20.52 s
400 metres
details
John Steffensen
  Australia
44.73 s Alleyne Francique
  Grenada
45.09 s Jermaine Gonzales
  Jamaica
45.16 s
800 metres
details
Alex Kipchirchir Rono
  Kenya
1:45.88 min Achraf Tadili
  Canada
1:46.93 min John Litei Nkamasiai
  Kenya
1:46.98 min
1500 metres
details
Nicholas Willis
  New Zealand
3:38.49 min Nathan Brannen
  Canada
3:39.20 min Mark Fountain
  Australia
3:39.33 min
5000 metres
details
Augustine Choge
  Kenya
12:56.41 min GR Craig Mottram
  Australia
12:58.19 min Benjamin Limo
  Kenya
13:05.30 min
10,000 metres
details
Boniface Kiprop Toroitich
  Uganda
27:50.99 min Geoffrey Kipngeno
  Kenya
27:51.16 min Fabiano Joseph Naasi
  Tanzania
27:51.99 min
110 metre hurdles
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Maurice Wignall
  Jamaica
13.26 s Chris Baillie
  Scotland
13.61 s Andy Turner
  England
13.62 s
400 metre hurdles
details
L.J. van Zyl
  South Africa
48.05 s GR Alwyn Myburgh
  South Africa
48.23 s Kemel Thompson
  Jamaica
48.65 s
3000 metre steeplechase
details
Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
8:18.17 min Wesley Kiprotich Koech
  Kenya
8:19.38 min Reuben Kosgei Seroney
  Kenya
8:19.82 min
4×100 metre relay
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  Jamaica (JAM)
Michael Frater
Ainsley Waugh
Chris Williams
Asafa Powell
38.36 s   South Africa (RSA)

Lee-Roy Newton
Leigh Julius
Snyman Prinsloo
Sherwin Vries
38.98 s   Canada (CAN)
Charles Allen
Anson Henry
Nathan Taylor
Emanuel Parris
39.21 s
4×400 metre relay
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  Australia (AUS)
John Steffensen
Chris Troode
Mark Ormrod
Clinton Hill
3:00.93 min   South Africa (RSA)
Jan van der Merwe
Ofentse Mogawane
Paul Gorries
L. J. van Zyl
3:01.84 min   Jamaica (JAM)
Lancford Davies
Davian Clarke
Lansford Spence
Jermaine Gonzales
3:01.94 min
Marathon
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Samson Ramadhani Nyonyi
  Tanzania
2:11:29 h Fred Mogaka Tumbo
  Kenya
2:12:03 h Dan Robinson
  England
2:14:50 h
20 km walk
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Nathan Deakes
  Australia
1:19:55 GR Luke Adams
  Australia
1:21:38 Jared Tallent
  Australia
1:23:32
50 km walk
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Nathan Deakes
  Australia
3:42.53 GR Tony Sargisson
  New Zealand
3:58.05 Chris Erickson
  Australia
3:58.22
High jump
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Mark Boswell
  Canada
2.26 m Martyn Bernard
  England
2.26 m Kyriakos Ioannou
  Cyprus
2.23 m
Pole vault
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Steven Hooker
  Australia
5.80 m GR Dmitri Markov
  Australia
5.60 m Steven Lewis
  England
5.50 m
Long jump
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Ignisious Gaisah
  Ghana
8.20 m Gable Garenamotse
  Botswana
8.17 m Fabrice Lapierre
  Australia
8.10 m
Triple jump
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Phillips Idowu
  England
17.45 m Khotso Mokoena
  South Africa
16.95 m Alwyn Jones
  Australia
16.75 m
Shot put
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Janus Robberts
  South Africa
19.76 m Dorian Scott
  Jamaica
19.75 m Scott Martin
  Australia
19.48 m
Discus throw
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Scott Martin
  Australia
63.48 m Jason Tunks
  Canada
63.07 m Dariusz Slowik
  Canada
61.49 m
Hammer throw
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Stuart Rendell
  Australia
77.53 m GR James Steacy
  Canada
74.75 m Christiaan Harmse
  South Africa
73.81 m
Javelin throw
details
Nicholas Nieland
  England
80.10 m William Hamlyn Harris
  Australia
79.89 m Oliver Dziubak
  Australia
79.89 m
Decathlon
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Dean Macey
  England
8143 Maurice Smith
  Jamaica
8074 Jason Dudley
  Australia
8001

Men's disability eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres T12 Adekunle Adesoji
  Nigeria
11.07 s Hilton Langenhoven
  South Africa
11.22 s Eriyo Etinosa
  Nigeria
11.43 s
200 metres T46 Francis Heath
  Australia
22.96 s David Roos
  South Africa
23.12 s Vitalis Lanshima
  Nigeria
23.16 s
Discus throw (seated) Tanto Campbell
  Jamaica
34.48 m Jacques Martin
  Canada
32.28 m Ranjith Kumar Jayaseelan
  India
29.88 m

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Sheri-Ann Brooks
  Jamaica
11.19 s Geraldine Pillay
  South Africa
11.31 s Delphine Atangana
  Cameroon
11.39 s
200 metres
details
Sherone Simpson
  Jamaica
22.59 s Veronica Campbell
  Jamaica
22.72 s Geraldine Pillay
  South Africa
22.92 s
400 metres
details
Christine Ohuruogu
  England
50.28 s Tonique Williams-Darling
  Bahamas
50.76 s Novlene Williams
  Jamaica
51.12 s
800 metres
details
Janeth Jepkosgei
  Kenya
1:57.88 min Kenia Sinclair
  Jamaica
1:58.16 min Maria de Lurdes Mutola
  Mozambique
1:58.77 min
1500 metres
details
Lisa Dobriskey
  England
4:06.21 min Sarah Jamieson
  Australia
4:06.64 min Hayley Tullett
  Wales
4:06.76 min
5000 metres
details
Isabella Ochichi
  Kenya
14:57.84 min Joanne Pavey
  England
14:59.08 min Lucy Wangui Kabuu
  Kenya
15:00.20 min
10,000 metres
details
Lucy Kabuu
  Kenya
31:29.66 min Evelyne Wambui Nganga
  Kenya
31:30.86 min Mara Yamauchi
  England
31:49.40 min
100 metre hurdles
details
Brigitte Foster-Hylton
  Jamaica
12.75 s Angela Whyte
  Canada
12.94 s Delloreen Ennis-London
  Jamaica
13.00 s
400 metre hurdles
details
Jana Pittman
  Australia
53.82 s GR Natasha Danvers Smith
  England
55.17 s Lee McConnell
  Scotland
55.25 s
3000 m steeplechase
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Dorcus Inzikuru
  Uganda
9:19.51 min GR Melissa Rollison
  Australia
9:24.29 min Donna MacFarlane
  Australia
9:25.05 min
4×100 metre relay
details
  Jamaica (JAM)
Daniele Browning
Sheri-Ann Brooks
Peta-Gaye Dowdie
Sherone Simpson
43.10 s   England (ENG)
Anyika Onuora
Kimberly Wall
Laura Turner
Emma Ania
43.43 s   Australia (AUS)
Sally McLellan
Melanie Kleeberg
Lauren Hewitt
Crystal Attenborough
44.25 s
4×400 metre relay
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  Australia (AUS)
Jana Pittman
Caitlin Willis
Tamsyn Lewis
Rosemary Hayward
3:28.66 min   India (IND)
Rajwinder Kaur
Chitra Soman
Manjeet Kaur
Pinki Pramanik
3:29.57 min   Nigeria (NGR)
Kudirat Akhigbe
Joy Eze
Folashade Abugan
Christiana Epukhon
3:31.83 min
Marathon
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Kerryn McCann
  Australia
2:30:54 Helen Cherono Koskei
  Kenya
2:30:56 Liz Yelling
  England
2:32:19
20 km walk
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Jane Saville
  Australia
1:32:46 GR Natalie Saville
  Australia
1:33:33 Cheryl Webb
  Australia
1:36:03
High jump
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Anika Smith
  South Africa
1.91 m Julie Crane
  Wales
1.88 m Karen Beautle
  Jamaica
1.83 m
Angela McKee
  New Zealand
Pole vault
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Kym Howe
  Australia
4.62 m GR Tatiana Grigorieva
  Australia
4.35 m Stephanie McCann
  Canada
4.25 m
Long jump
details
Bronwyn Thompson
  Australia
6.97 m GR Kerrie Taurima
  Australia
6.57 m Celine Laporte
  Seychelles
6.57 m
Triple jump
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Trecia Smith
  Jamaica
14.39 m Otonye Iworima
  Nigeria
13.53 m Nadia Williams
  England
13.42 m
Shot put
details
Valerie Vili
  New Zealand
19.66 m GR Vivian Chukwuemeka
  Nigeria
18.75 m Cleopatra Borel-Brown
  Trinidad and Tobago
17.54 m
Discus throw
details
Elizna Naude
  South Africa
61.55 m Seema Antil
  India
60.56 m Dani Samuels
  Australia
59.44 m
Hammer throw
details
Brooke Krueger
  Australia
67.90 m GR Jennifer Joyce
  Canada
67.29 m Lorraine Shaw
  England
66.00 m
Javelin throw
details
Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa
60.72 m Laverne Eve
  Bahamas
60.54 m Olivia McKoy
  Jamaica
58.27 m
Heptathlon
details
Kelly Sotherton
  England
6396 Kylie Wheeler
  Australia
6298 Jessica Ennis
  England
6269

Women's disability eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres T37 Elizabeth McIntosh
  Australia
14.38 s Katrina Webb
  Australia
14.51 s Beverley Jones
  Wales
14.81 s
800 metres
T54 (wheelchair)
Chantal Petitclerc
  Canada
1:48.98 Eliza Stankovic
  Australia
1:49.62 Diane Roy
  Canada
1:53.76
Shot put (seated) Njideka Iyiazi
  Nigeria
6.78 m Virginia Ohagwu
  Nigeria
6.08 m Asti Poole
  Australia
5.33 m

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Australia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia (AUS)*16121341
2  Jamaica (JAM)104822
3  Kenya (KEN)65415
4  England (ENG)64818
5  South Africa (SAF)57214
6  Canada (CAN)27413
7  Nigeria (NGR)2439
8  New Zealand (NZL)2114
9  Uganda (UGA)2002
10  Tanzania (TAN)1012
11  Ghana (GHA)1001
12  India (IND)0213
13  Bahamas (BAH)0202
14  Wales (WAL)0123
15  Scotland (SCO)0112
16  Botswana (BOT)0101
  Grenada (GRN)0101
  Mauritius (MRI)0101
19  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0022
20  Cameroon (CMR)0011
  Cyprus (CYP)0011
  Mozambique (MOZ)0011
  Seychelles (SEY)0011
Totals (23 nations)535354160


Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Brown, Matthew (2006-03-17). A Gathering of World champions in Melbourne - Commonwealth Games preview. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-04.

External linksEdit