Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games

Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games was abbreviated AUS. This was their sixteenth of 16 Commonwealth Games having participated in all Games meets up to these Games. The games took place in Kuala Lumpur, between the 11th - 21st of September. Australia placed first, winning a total of 198, with 311 competitors.

Australia at the
1998 Commonwealth Games
Flag of Australia.svg
CGF codeAUS
CGAAustralian Commonwealth Games Association
Websitecommonwealthgames.org.au
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Competitors311
Flag bearerOpening: Kieren Perkins
Closing:[1]
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
80
Silver
61
Bronze
57
Total
198
Officials130
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

MedalsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Swimming 17 14 11 42
Athletics 12 11 10 33
Cycling 7 5 3 24
Shooting 5 2 3 10
Diving 3 4 1 8
Boxing 9 2 4 15
Squash 1 1 0 2
Hockey 2 0 0 2
Netball 1 0 0 1
Gymnastics 8 4 7 19
Cricket 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 6 4 6 16
Bowls 1 1 0 2
Rugby sevens 0 0 1 1
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 4 2 6
Synchronised Swimming 0 1 0 1

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

Sport DebutsEdit

The 1998 commonwealth games was the first games that tea sports were played. Australia debuted teams in cricket, rugby sevens, hockey and netball.

The 1998 games have been the only games which cricket has been played. Australia won a silver medal, losing gold to South Africa.[2]Australia won a bronze medal in Rugby Sevens, defeating Samoa in the playoff. The gold and silver medals were lost to New Zealand and Fiji respectively. The Australian men's hockey team won gold, defeating Malaysia in the finals and the women's team won gold, defeating England in the finals. Australia won gold in the netball final against New Zealand, this was one of the first major netball tournaments that Australia took part in.[3]

Results by eventEdit

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AthleticsEdit

Men
Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Damien Marsh 100 m 10.06 DNS Did not qualify 32
Matthew Shirvington 10.24 10.13 10.12 10.03 4
Gavin Hunter 10.40 10.38 10.49 Did not qualify 15
Stephen Brimacombe 200 m 20.68 20.77 20.80 Did not qualify 11
Darryl Wohlsen 20.68 20.84 20.59 20.48 5
Matthew Shirvington 20.96 20.78 20.55 20.53 6
Declan Stack 400 m 47.18 46.63 Did not qualify 21
Patrick Dwyer 46.58 45.71 46.12 Did not qualify 13
Casey Vincent 47.04 46.03 Did not qualify 17
Joseph Ischia 800 m 1:48.61 N/A 1:48.58 Did not qualify 13
Shaun Creighton 5000 m 14:23.38 N/A DNS 15
Lee Troop 14:09.68 N/A 13:56.32 6
Stephen Moneghetti 10000 m N/A 29:03.2  
Lee Troop N/A 29:34.23 7
Kyle Vander-Kuyp 110 m hurdles 13.63 N/A 13.67 5
Rod Zuyderwyk 14.09 N/A Did not qualify 10
Declan Stack 400 m hurdles 47.18 46.63 Did not qualify 21
Patrick Dwyer 46.58 45.71 46.12 Did not qualify 13
Casey Vincent 47.04 46.03 Did not qualify 17
Christopher Unthank 3000 m steeplechase N/A 8:37.24 5
Brent Vallance 20 km Walk N/A 1:36:29 14
Nicholas A'Hern N/A 1:24:59  
Nathan Deakes N/A 1:26:06  
Duane Cousins 50 km Walk N/A 4:20:30  
Dominic McGrath N/A 4:12:52  
Dion Russell N/A DNF N/A
Sean Quilty Marathon N/A 2:24:43 11
Patrick Carroll N/A 2:25:14 7
Stephen Moneghetti N/A DNS N/A
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final Rank
Peter Burge Long jump 8.05 8.22  
Jai Taurima 7.80 8.22  
Shane Hair 7.62 7.82 4
Timothy Forsyth High jump N/A 2.28  
Paul Burgess Pole vault 5.50  
Clay Cross Shot put 19.15 4
Aaron Neighbour 18.77 6
Adrian Hatcher 18.44 7
Justin Anlezark Javelin throw 68.99 10
Andrew Currey 80.05 5
Stuart Rendell Hammer throw 74.71  
Combined Events - Decathlon
Athlete Points Rank
Jagan Hames 8,490  
Scott Ferrier 8,307  
Peter Banks 7,859 5
Women
Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final Rank
Nova Peris-Kneebone 100 m 11:42 11:41 11.41 6
Lauren Hewitt 11.43 11.44 11.37 4
Tania Van-Heer 11.36 11.35 11.29  
Melinda Gainsford-Taylor 200 m 22.98 22.79 23.04 4
Nova Peris-Kneebone 23.15 23.05 22.77  
Lauren Hewitt 23.44 23.05 22.83  
Susan Andrews 400 m 52.98 52.65 Did not qualify 10
Lee Naylor 53.13 52.20 52.15 5
Tamsyn Lewis 800 m 2:02.97 2:03.56 2:01.71 6
Mandy Giblin 1500 m N/A 4:20.15 11
Kate Anderson 5000 m N/A 15:52.74  
Anne Cross N/A 16:14.98 7
Kylie Risk 10000 m N/A 33:42.11  
Clair-Louise Fearnley N/A 33:52.13  
Debbie Edwards 100 m hurdles 13.31 N/A 13.49 7
Jane Saville 10 km Walk N/A 43:57  
Kerry Saxby-Junna N/A 44:27  
Heather Turland Marathon N/A 2:41:24  
Lisa Dick N/A 2:41:48  
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final Rank
Nicole Boegman Long Jump N/A 6.58  
Lisa Bruty High Jump 1.88 4
Alison Inverarity 1.85 1.88  
Emma George Pole Vault N/A 4.20  
Rachael Dacy 4.00 5
Tracey Shepherd 3.90 7
Helen Toussis Shot Put 15.65 6
Lisa-Marie Vizaniari Discus Throw 62.14  
Alison Lever 59.80  
Louise McPaul Javelin Throw 66.96  
Joanna Stone Did not compete N/A
Deborah Sosimenko Hammer Throw 66.56  
Karyne Perkins 60.65 4
Denise Passmore 59.10 5
Combined Events - Heptathlon
Athlete Points Rank
Jane Jamieson 6,354  

BadmintonEdit

BoxingEdit

CricketEdit

The 1998 Commonwealth Games was the first and only games that cricket has been included in. Matches were 50 overs a side. Australia came second  , losing the gold medal to South Africa by 4 wickets. Australia placed first in pool B, against Antigua and Barbuda, India and Canada.[5]

Players

Steve Waugh scored the third most runs in the tournament with 215 and Damien Fleming and Brad Young took the 1st and 3rd spots for the most wickets, 14 and 10 respectively.[6]

CyclingEdit

Road
Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Stuart O'Grady Road Race 32:27.0 15
Matthew White 37:32.0 29
Peter Rogers DNF N/A
Jay Sweet 4:31:56  
Scott McGrory 4:32:19 8
Neil Stephens DNF N/A
Stuart O'Grady Time Trial 53:30.00  
Matthew White 54:05.00 4
Peter Rogers 55:17.00 9
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Anna Wilson Road Race 24:59.0  
Kathryn Watt 26:38.0 5
Juanita Feldhahn 29:47.0 8
Elizabeth Tadich 2:33:14.00 11
Tracey Gaudry 2:29:41.00 7
Karen Barrow DNF N/A
Anna Wilson Time Trail 37:34.00  
Kathryn Watt 38:39.00  
Juanita Feldhahn 39:55.00 7

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Points Rank
Tony Lawson 10 m Platform 555.390 4
Robert Newbery 605.610  
Robert Newbery 1 m Springboard 369.150  
Shannon Roy 329.850 5
Dean Pullar 381.660  
Shannon Roy 3 m Springboard 608.370  
Dean Pullar 598.140  
Robert Newbery 564.360 5
Women
Athlete Event Points Rank
Vyninka Arlow 10 m Platform 456.480  
Lynda Folauhola 432.270 5
Loudy Tourky 419.580 6
Chantelle Michell 1 m Springboard 271.560  
Rebecca Gilmore 239.370 4
Loudy Tourky 3 m Springboard 476.130 4
Chantelle Michell 506.520  
Rebecca Gilmore 409.140 9

GymnasticsEdit

Men
Athlete Event Points Rank
Bret Hudson Individual All Around 48.850 12
Andrei Kravtsov 54.675  
Brennon Dowrick 52.500  
Andrei Kravtsov Floor 9.325  
Andrei Kravtsov Pommel Horse 9.487  
Brennon Dowrick 9.137  
Pavel Mamin Rings 9.337  
Bret Hudson 8.687 4
Bret Hudson Vault 9.268  
Andrei Kravtsov Parallel Bars 9.637  
Bret Hudson 8.887  
Philippe Rizzo Horizontal Bar 8.525 5
Andrei Kravtsov 8.662 4
Women
Athlete Event Points Rank
Zeena McLaughlin Individual All Around 37.917  
Allana Slater 37.324  
Trudy McIntosh 36.636  
Allana Slater Floor 9.587  
Zeena McLaughlin 9.487  
Trudy McIntosh Vault 9.162  
Lisa Skinner 8.943 6
Lisa Skinner Uneven Bars 9.612  
Zeena McLaughlin 9.512  
Zeena McLaughlin Beam 9.375  
Trudy McIntosh 9.550  

Lawn BowlsEdit

NetballEdit

This was the first year that netball was played at the Commonwealth Games. Australia won the gold medal in the final against New Zealand. Australia was in group A along with Barbados, Canada, England, Jamaica and Malaysia. Group B was Cook Islands, Malawi, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Wales.

Date Win Points Loss
14th September 1998 Australia 85 - 17 Malaysia
15th September 1998 Australia 85 - 25 Canada
16th September 1998 Australia 71 - 36 Barbados
17th September 1998 Australia 70-38 Jamaica
18th September 1998 Australia 66 - 29 England  
Semi Final
19th September 1998 Australia 68 - 38 South Africa
Gold Medal Game
21st September 1998 Australia   42 - 39 New Zealand  

Rhythmic GymnasticsEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Leigh Marning Individual All Around 37.865  
Nareen Johnston 37.673  
Leigh Marning Hoop 9.500  
Danielle Leray 9.466 4
Nareen Johnston Clubs 9.458  
Kristy Darrah 9.324 4
Nareen Johnston Ribbon 9.491  
Kristy Darrah 9.350 4
Danielle Leray Rope 9.358 5
Leigh Marning 9.500  

Rugby SevensEdit

ShootingEdit

SquashEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final Rank
Michael Klim 50 m freestyle 22.95 22.86  
Nathan Rickard 23.10 22.99 4
Ashley Callus 23.01 23.03 5
Ian Thorpe 100 m freestyle 50.33 50.21 4
Christopher Fydler 50.05 49.51  
Michael Klim 50.23 49.43 GR  
Daniel Kowalski 200 m freestyle 1:49.86 1:48.26  
Ian Thorpe 1:48.51 1:46.70 CR  
Michael Klim 1:50.24 1:48.05  
Grant Hackett 400 m freestyle 3:52.56 3:44.91  
Daniel Kowalski 3:57.36 3:48.91  
Ian Thorpe 3:55.20 3:44.88 GR  
Kieren Perkins 1500 m freestyle 15:34.75 15:03.00  
Grant Hackett 15.19.63 14:50.92  
Daniel Kowalski 15:43.39 15:03.40 4
Robert Van Der Zant 100 m Backstroke 57.16 57.25 8
Adrian Radley 56.35 56.12 6
Joshua Watson 56.73 55.92  
Zane King 200 m Backstroke 2:04.19 2:03.20 10
Adrian Radley 2:02.69 2:01.41  
Joshua Watson 2:02.55 2:01.67 4
Simon Cowley 100 m Breaststroke 1:02.35 1:02.00  
Ryan Mitchell 1:03.25 1:02.71 4
Philip Rogers 1:03.01 1:02.46  
Simon Cowley 200 m Breaststroke 2:16.66 2:13.13  
Ryan Mitchell 2:16.87 2:13.20  
Philip Rogers 2:18.84 2:16.37 5
Adam Pine 100 m Butterfly 53.51 53.09  
Geoffrey Huegill 53.34 52.81 GR}  
Michael Klim 54.14 53.50  
William Kirby 200 m Butterfly 2:00.51 1:59.57  
Zane King 2:01.91 2:00.72 5
Ian Thorpe 2:01.46 2:00.28 4
Trent Steed 400 m Individual Medley 4:23.13 4:19.89  
Robert Van Der Zant 4:28.87 4:25.72 6
Zane King 4:25.85 4:23.20  
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final Rank
Julia Greville 50 m Freestyle 27.79 Did not qualify N/A
Lori Munz 26.86 26.92 10
Rebecca Creedy 26.46 26.27 5
Susan O'Neill 100 m Freestyle 56.16 55.58  
Sarah Ryan 56.77 56.63 6
Rebecca Creedy 56.61 56.07  
Anna Windsor 200 m Freestyle 2:03.61 2:02.97 7
Susan O'Neill 2:02.56 2:00.24  
Julia Greville 2:03.00 2:02.97 7
Emily Pedrazzini 400 m Freestyle 4:18.06 4:16.23 5
Susan O'Neill 4:18.68 4:12.39  
Julia Greville 4:14.85 4:16.07 4
Rachel Harris 800 m Freestyle 8:48.42 8:42.23  
Nadine Neumann 8:59.93 8:55.36 8
Emily Pedrazzini 8:52.24 8:45.24 4
Dyana Calub 100 m Backstroke 1:03.90 1:03.83 6
Meredith Smith 1:02.92 1:03.19  
Giaan Rooney 1:04.20 1:02.43 GR  
Richelle Jose 200 m Backstroke 2:18.33 1:19.73 12
Dyana Calub 2:23.36 2:20.42 13
Meredith Smith 2:15.70 2:13.19  
Petria Thomas 100 m Butterfly 1:01.38 59.42 GR  
Kathryn Godfrey 1:01.91 1:00.14  
Susan O'Neill 1:00.87 59.61  
Petria Thomas 200 m Butterfly 2:14.27 2:10.42  
Kathryn Godfrey 2:16.38 2:12.04 4
Susan O'Neill 2:14.21 2:06.60 CR  
Rachel Harris 200 m Individual Medley 2:22.14
Anna Windsor 2:18.14 2:16.55 4
Lori Munz 2:18.07 2:16.66 5
Jennifer Reilly 400 m Individual Medley 4:51.14 4:48.43  
Rachel Harris 4:51.91 4:48.95 4
Nadine Neumann 4:55.54 4:51.02 5

Synchronised SwimmingEdit

Athlete Event Points Rank
Naomi Young Solo 90.933  

BowlsEdit

Weight LiftingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annual Report 2017" (PDF). Commonwealth Games Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Reid, Angus. "Commonwealth Games 1998: Where are the cricketers?". Sporting News.
  3. ^ "Netball made its Commonwealth Games debut in Malaysia, 1998. This was a big deal". Australian Diamonds. Australian Diamonds.
  4. ^ "Past Records". Commonwealth Games. Australian Government.
  5. ^ "COMMONWEALTH GAMES, 1998/99POINTS TABLE". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN.
  6. ^ Reid, Angus. "Commonwealth Games 1998: Where are the cricketers?". Sporting News.

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