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Athletics at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Athletics was one of ten core sports that appeared at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. As a founding sport, athletics has appeared consistently since its introduction at the 1911 Inter-Empire Games; the recognised precursor to the Commonwealth Games.[1]

Athletics at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
2014 Commonwealth Games Athletics Event Logo.jpg
Host city Glasgow, Scotland
Date(s) 27 July – 2 August 2014
Main stadium Hampden Park
Participation – athletes from
– nations
Events 50
Records set 8 games records


The competition took place between Sunday 27 July and Saturday 2 August at the temporarily modified Hampden Park, Scotland's national football stadium. The programme commenced with the 26.2 mile marathon, which started and finished at Glasgow Green and included numerous para-sport events throughout. Racewalking events were dropped from the programme for 2014 – a move condemned by walking athletes.[2]

The meet was dominated, in terms of golds won, by Kenya, Jamaica who won 10 gold medals apiece and Australia with eight gold medals, though gold and other medals were distributed among 21 teams, and England took away the most medals, 27 including 13 silver medals.

Kenya dominated the distance events, and Jamaica the sprint events, but both also won throwing events for the first time. Host nation Scotland won 4 medals, including gold for Libby Clegg in the T(12) 100 m for athletes with a vision impairment.

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare took two golds and a silver medal in the three sprint events, the most successful individual athlete at the meet. Jamaican sprint Olympic and World champions Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce both decided to forego the individual sprint events, but appeared on the final evening of the meet to win golds in the relays.

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PreparationEdit

In preparation for hosting the Commonwealth Games Athletics events, the modified Hampden Park held the full-test Sainsbury's Grand Prix Diamond League event, usually held in London, on Saturday 12 July and Sunday 13 July 2014.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Kemar Bailey-Cole
  Jamaica
10.00 Adam Gemili
  England
10.10 Nickel Ashmeade
  Jamaica
10.12
200 metres
details
Rasheed Dwyer
  Jamaica
20.14 Warren Weir
  Jamaica
20.26 Jason Livermore
  Jamaica
20.32
400 metres
details
Kirani James
  Grenada
44.24
GR
Wayde van Niekerk
  South Africa
44.68 Lalonde Gordon
  Trinidad and Tobago
44.78
800 metres
details
Nijel Amos
  Botswana
1:45.18 David Rudisha
  Kenya
1:45.48 Andre Olivier
  South Africa
1:46.03
1500 metres
details
James Kiplagat Magut
  Kenya
3:39.31 Ronald Kwemoi
  Kenya
3:39.53 Nick Willis
  New Zealand
3:39.60
5000 metres
details
Caleb Ndiku
  Kenya
13:12.07 Isiah Kiplangat Koech
  Kenya
13:14.06 Zane Robertson
  New Zealand
13:16.52
10,000 metres
details
Moses Kipsiro
  Uganda
27:56.11 Josphat Bett Kipkoech
  Kenya
27:56.14 Cameron Levins
  Canada
27.56.23
110 metres hurdles
details
Andrew Riley
  Jamaica
13.32 William Sharman
  England
13.36 Shane Brathwaite
  Barbados
13.49
400 metres hurdles
details
Cornel Fredericks
  South Africa
48.50 Jehue Gordon
  Trinidad and Tobago
48.75 Jeffery Gibson
  Bahamas
48.78
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Jonathan Ndiku
  Kenya
8:10.44 Jairus Birech
  Kenya
8:12.68 Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi
  Kenya
8:19.73
4×100 metres relay
details
  Jamaica (JAM)
Jason Livermore
Kemar Bailey-Cole
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
Kimmari Roach
Julian Forte
37.58
GR
  England (ENG)
Adam Gemili
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
Richard Kilty
Danny Talbot
James Ellington
Andrew Robertson
38.02   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Keston Bledman
Marc Burns
Rondel Sorrillo
Richard Thompson
38.10
4×400 metres relay
details
  England (ENG)
Conrad Williams
Michael Bingham
Daniel Awde
Matthew Hudson-Smith
Nigel Levine
3:00.46   Bahamas (BAH)
Latoy Williams
Michael Mathieu
Alonzo Russell
Chris Brown
Andretti Bain
3:00.51   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Lalonde Gordon
Jarrin Solomon
Renny Quow
Zwede Hewitt
Jehue Gordon
3:01.51
Marathon
details
Michael Shelley
  Australia
2:11:15
PB
Stephen Chemlany
  Kenya
2:11:58 Abraham Kiplimo
  Uganda
2:12:23
High jump
details
Derek Drouin
  Canada
2.31 m Kyriakos Ioannou
  Cyprus
2.28 m Michael Mason
  Canada
2.25 m
Pole vault
details
Steven Lewis
  England
5.55 m Luke Cutts
  England
5.55 m Shawnacy Barber
  Canada
5.45 m
Long jump
details
Greg Rutherford
  England
8.20 m Zarck Visser
  South Africa
8.12 m Rushwahl Samaai
  South Africa
8.08 m
Triple jump
details
Khotso Mokoena
  South Africa
17.20 m Tosin Oke
  Nigeria
16.84 m Arpinder Singh
  India
16.63 m
Shot put
details
O'Dayne Richards
  Jamaica
21.61 m
GR
Tom Walsh
  New Zealand
21.19 m Tim Nedow
  Canada
20.59 m
Discus throw
details
Vikas Gowda
  India
63.64 m Apostolos Parellis
  Cyprus
63.32 m Jason Morgan
  Jamaica
62.34 m
Hammer throw
details
James Steacy
  Canada
74.16 m Nicholas Miller
  England
72.99 m Mark Dry
  Scotland
71.64 m
Javelin throw
details
Julius Yego
  Kenya
83.87 m Keshorn Walcott
  Trinidad and Tobago
82.67 m Hamish Peacock
  Australia
81.75 m
Decathlon
details
Damian Warner
  Canada
8282 pts Ashley Bryant
  England
8109 pts Kurt Felix
  Grenada
8070 pts
NR
  • = Athletes who ran in the heats of the relay, but not in the final

Men's para-sportEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (T37)
details
Fanie van der Merwe
  South Africa
11.65 Charl Du Toit
  South Africa
11.89 Rhys Jones
  Wales
12.04
1500 metres (T54)
details
David Weir
  England
3:21.67 Kurt Fearnley
  Australia
3:23.08 Alex Dupont
  Canada
3:23.26
Discus throw (F42/44)
details
Dan Greaves
  England
59.21 m Aled Davies
  Wales
46.83 m Richard Okigbazi
  Nigeria
39.38 m

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
10.85
GR
Veronica Campbell-Brown
  Jamaica
11.03 Kerron Stewart
  Jamaica
11.07
200 metres
details
Blessing Okagbare
  Nigeria
22.25 Jodie Williams
  England
22.50 Bianca Williams
  England
22.58
400 metres
details
Stephenie Ann McPherson
  Jamaica
50.67 Novlene Williams-Mills
  Jamaica
50.86 Christine Day
  Jamaica
51.09
800 metres
details
Eunice Sum
  Kenya
2:00.51 Lynsey Sharp
  Scotland
2:01.34 Winnie Nanyondo
  Uganda
2:01.38
1500 metres
details
Faith Kipyegon
  Kenya
4:08.94 Laura Weightman
  England
4:09.24 Kate Van Buskirk
  Canada
4:09.41
5000 metres
details
Mercy Cherono
  Kenya
15:07.21 Janet Kisa
  Kenya
15:08.90 Joanne Pavey
  England
15:08.96
10,000 metres
details
Joyce Chepkirui
  Kenya
32:09.35 Florence Kiplagat
  Kenya
32:09.48 Emily Chebet
  Kenya
32:10.82
100 metres hurdles
details
Sally Pearson
  Australia
12.67 Tiffany Porter
  England
12.80 Angela Whyte
  Canada
13.02
400 metres hurdles
details
Kaliese Spencer
  Jamaica
54.10 Eilidh Child
  Scotland
55.02 Janieve Russell
  Jamaica
55.64
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Purity Kirui
  Kenya
9:30.96 Milcah Cheywa
  Kenya
9:31.30 Joan Kipkemoi
  Kenya
9:33.34
4×100 metres relay
details
  Jamaica (JAM)
Kerron Stewart
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Schillonie Calvert
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Elaine Thompson
41.83
GR
  Nigeria (NGR)
Gloria Asumnu
Blessing Okagbare
Dominique Duncan
Lawretta Ozoh
Patience Okon George
42.92   England (ENG)
Asha Philip
Bianca Williams
Jodie Williams
Ashleigh Nelson
Anyika Onuora
Louise Bloor
43.10
4×400 metres relay
details
  Jamaica (JAM)
Christine Day
Novlene Williams-Mills
Anastasia le-Roy
Stephanie McPherson
Janieve Russell
Shericka Williams
3:23.82
GR
  Nigeria (NGR)
Patience Okon George
Regina George
Ada Benjamin
Folashade Abugan
Funke Oladoye
Omolara Omotoso
3:24.71   England (ENG)
Christine Ohuruogu
Shana Cox
Kelly Massey
Anyika Onuora
Emily Diamond
Margaret Adeoye
3:27.24
Marathon
details
Flomena Cheyech Daniel
  Kenya
2:26:45 Caroline Kilel
  Kenya
2:27:10 Jessica Trengove
  Australia
2:30:12
PB
High jump
details
Eleanor Patterson
  Australia
1.94 m Isobel Pooley
  England
1.92 m
PB
Levern Spencer
  Saint Lucia
1.92 m
Pole vault
details
Alana Boyd
  Australia
4.50 m Sally Peake
  Wales
4.25 m Alysha Newman
  Canada
Sally Scott
  England
3.80 m
Long jump
details
Ese Brume
  Nigeria
6.56 m Jazmin Sawyers
  England
6.54 m Christabel Nettey
  Canada
6.49 m
Triple jump
details
Kimberly Williams
  Jamaica
14.21 m Laura Samuel
  England
14.09 m Ayanna Alexander
  Trinidad and Tobago
14.01 m
Shot put
details
Valerie Adams
  New Zealand
19.88 m Cleopatra Borel
  Trinidad and Tobago
18.57 m Julie Labonte
  Canada
17.58 m
Discus throw
details
Dani Samuels
  Australia
64.88 m Seema Antil Punia
  India
61.61 m Jade Lally
  England
60.48 m
Hammer throw
details
Sultana Frizell
  Canada
71.97 m
GR
Julia Ratcliffe
  New Zealand
69.96 m Sophie Hitchon
  England
68.72 m
Javelin throw
details
Kim Mickle
  Australia
65.96 m GR Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa
63.19 m Kelsey-Lee Roberts
  Australia
62.95 m
Heptathlon
details
Brianne Theisen-Eaton
  Canada
6597 pts Jessica Zelinka
  Canada
6270 pts Jessica Taylor
  England
5826 pts
  • = Athletes who ran in the heats of the relay, but not in the final

Women's para-sportEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (T12)
details
Libby Clegg
  Scotland
12.20 Maria Muchavo
  Mozambique
13.33 Lahja Ishitile
  Namibia
13.48
1500 metres (T54)
details
Angela Ballard
  Australia
3:59.20 Diane Roy
  Canada
3:59.55 Jade Jones
  England
4:00.19
Long jump (F37/38)
details
Jodi Elkington
  Australia
4.39 m Bethy Woodward
  England
4.00 m Johanna Benson
  Namibia
3.82 m

Medal tableEdit

Key
  Host country
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Kenya (KEN) 10 10 3 23
2   Jamaica (JAM) 10 3 6 19
3   Australia (AUS) 8 1 3 12
4   England (ENG) 5 13 9 27
5   Canada (CAN) 5 2 10 17
6   South Africa (RSA) 3 4 2 9
7   Nigeria (NGR) 3 3 1 7
8   New Zealand (NZL) 1 2 2 5
9   Scotland (SCO) 1 2 1 4
10   India (IND) 1 1 1 3
11   Uganda (UGA) 1 0 2 3
12   Grenada (GRN) 1 0 1 2
13   Botswana (BOT) 1 0 0 1
14   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 0 3 4 7
15   Wales (WAL) 0 2 1 3
16   Cyprus (CYP) 0 2 0 2
17   Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 1 2
18   Mozambique (MOZ) 0 1 0 1
19   Namibia (NAM) 0 0 2 2
20   Barbados (BAR) 0 0 1 1
  Saint Lucia (LCA) 0 0 1 1
Total 50 50 51 151

ScheduleEdit

Over the 10 days of competition there were 44 medal events plus an additional 6 para-sport disciplines.

Date Time Stage Gender Event
27 July 2014
(Sunday)
09:00–13:00 Classification Both Men's Marathon (09:00)
Women's marathon (09:30)
14:30–18:00 Preliminary Men 100 m (Round 1 and 2)
Shot Put
Women 100 m (Round 1)
400 m (Round 1)
Hammer Throw
Classification Men 5000 m
Women Para-Sport Long Jump (F37/38)
28 July 2014
(Monday)
10:00–13:00 Preliminary Men Para-Sport 100 m (T37) (Round 1)
400 m (Round 1)
High Jump
Hammer Throw
Women Para-Sport 100 m (T12) (Round 1)
1500 m (Round 1)
Classification Men Para-Sport Discus Throw (F42/44)
Decathlon: 100 m, Long Jump & Shot Put
19:00–22:00 Preliminary Women Triple Jump
Classification Men 100 m (Semi-Final & Final)
Para-Sport 100 m (T37)
Shot Put
Decathlon: 400 m & High Jump
Women 100 m (Semi-Final & Final)
400 m (Semi-Final)
Para-Sport 100 m (T12)
Hammer Throw
29 July 2014
(Tuesday)
10:00–13:15 Preliminary Men Para-Sport 1500 m (T54) (Round 1)
800 m (Round 1)
110 m Hurdles (Round 1)
400 m Hurdles (Round 1)
Long Jump
Women Para-Sport 1500 m (T54) (Round 1)
Shot Put
Javelin Throw
Classification Men Decathlon: 110 m Hurdles, Pole Vault & Discus Throw
Women Heptathlon: 100 m Hurdles & High Jump
19:00–22:30 Classification Men 400 m (Semi-Final)
110 m Hurdles
Hammer Throw
Decathlon: 1500 m & Javelin Throw
Women 400 m
1500 m
10,000 m
Triple Jump
Heptathlon: 200 m & Shot Put
30 July 2014
(Wednesday)
10:00–13:00 Preliminary Men 200 m (Round 1)
Pole Vault
Discus Throw
Women 400 m Hurdles (Round 1)
High Jump
Long Jump
Classification Men 400 m Hurdles (Semi-Final)
Women Heptathlon: Long Jump
19:00–22:15 Preliminary Men 200 m (Round 2)
Women 200 m (Round 1)
Classification Men 800 m (Semi-Final)
400 m
High Jump
Long Jump
Women 3,000 m Steeplechase
Shot Put
Javelin Throw
Heptathlon: 800 m & Javelin Throw
31 July 2014
(Thursday)
19:00–22:30 Preliminary Women 800 m (Round 1)
100 m Hurdles (Round 1)
Pole Vault
Discus Throw
Classification Men 200 m (Semi-Final & Final)
Para-Sport 1500 m (T54)
800 m
400 m Hurdles
Discus Throw
Women 200 m (Semi-Final & Final)
Para-Sport 1500 m (T54)
400 m Hurdles
Long Jump
1 August 2014
(Friday)
19:00–22:30 Preliminary Men 1500 m (Round 1)
4 × 100 m relay (Round 1)
4 × 400 m relay (Round 1)
Triple Jump
Javelin Throw
Women 4 × 100 m relay (Round 1)
4 × 400 m relay (Round 1)
Classification Men 3,000 m Steeplechase
10,000 m
Pole Vault
Women 100 m Hurdles
800 m
High Jump
Discus Throw
2 August 2014
(Saturday)
19:00–22:30 Classification Men 4 × 100 m relay
4 × 400 m relay
1500 m
Triple Jump
Javelin Throw
Women 4 × 100 m relay
4 × 400 m relay
5000 m
Pole Vault

DopingEdit

Doping controls were undertaken on competing athletes during the games. Amantle Montsho, a Botswana 400 metres runner and defending Commonwealth Games champion, was the first competitor from the athletics programme to fail a drugs test. After finishing fourth in the 400 m final, her "A" sample came back positive for methylhexanamine, a banned stimulant, and she was provisionally suspended pending investigation.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics". Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Race walking snub. Athletics Weekly (2013-11-28). Retrieved on 2014-08-07.
  3. ^ Amantle Montsho fails doping test at Glasgow 2014. Athletics Weekly (2014-08-02). Retrieved on 2014-08-02.

External linksEdit