Athletics at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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At the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at Independence Park in Kingston, Jamaica. A total of 34 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 11 by female athletes. This was the final athletics competition at the quadrennial competition to feature events measured in imperial units, rather than metric units. Eleven Games records were improved over the course of the competition.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards  Harry Jerome (CAN) 9.41 GR  Tom Robinson (BHS) 9.44  Edwin Roberts (TTO) 9.52
220 yards  Stanley Allotey (GHA) 20.65 GR  Edwin Roberts (TTO) 20.93  David Ejoke (NGA) 20.95
440 yards  Wendell Mottley (TTO) 45.08 GR  Kent Bernard (TTO) 46.06  Don Domansky (CAN) 46.42
880 yards  Noel Clough (AUS) 1:46.9 GR  Wilson Kiprugut (KEN) 1:47.2  George Kerr (JAM) 1:47.2
1 mile  Kip Keino (KEN) 3:55.34 GR  Alan Simpson (ENG) 3:57.27  Ian Studd (NZL) 3:58.61
3 miles  Kip Keino (KEN) 12:57.4 GR  Ron Clarke (AUS) 12:59.2  Allan Rushmer (ENG) 13:08.6
6 miles  Naftali Temu (KEN) 27:14.21 GR  Ron Clarke (AUS) 27:39.42  Jim Alder (SCO) 28:15.4
3000 metres steeplechase  Peter Welsh (NZL) 8:29.44  Kerry O'Brien (AUS) 8:32.58  Benjamin Kogo (KEN) 8:32.81
120 yards hurdles  David Hemery (ENG) 14.1  Mike Parker (ENG) 14.2  Ghulam Raziq (PAK) 14.3
440 yards hurdles  Ken Roche (AUS) 50.95  Kingsley Agbabokha (NGA) 51.46  Peter Warden (ENG) 51.54
Marathon  Jim Alder (SCO) 2:22:08  Bill Adcocks (ENG) 2:22:13  Mike Ryan (NZL) 2:27:59
20 miles road walk  Ron Wallwork (ENG) 2:44:43  Ray Middleton (ENG) 2:45:19  Norman Read (NZL) 2:46:29
High jump  Lawrie Peckham (AUS) 2.08 m  Samuel Igun (NGA) 2.03 m  Anton Norris (BAR) 2.00 m
Pole vault  Trevor Bickle (AUS) 4.80 m  Mike Bull (NIR) 4.72 m  Gerry Moro (CAN) 4.65 m
Long jump  Lynn Davies (WAL) 7.99 m  John Morbey (BMU) 7.89 m  Wellesley Clayton (JAM) 7.83 m
Triple jump  Samuel Igun (NGA) 16.40 m (w)  George Ogan (NGA) 16.08 m  Fred Alsop (ENG) 15.96 m
Shot put  Dave Steen (CAN) 18.79 m  Les Mills (NZL) 18.37 m  George Puce (CAN) 17.14 m
Discus throw  Les Mills (NZL) 56.18 m  George Puce (CAN) 55.94 m  Robin Tait (NZL) 55.02 m
Hammer throw  Howard Payne (ENG) 61.98 m  Praveen Kumar (IND) 60.12 m  Muhammad Iqbal (PAK) 59.56 m
Javelin throw  John FitzSimons (ENG) 79.78 m  Nick Birks (AUS) 76.16 m  Muhammad Nawaz (PAK) 69.94 m
Decathlon  Roy Williams (NZL) 7270 pts  Clive Longe (WAL) 7123 pts  Gerry Moro (CAN) 6983 pts
4×110 yards relay  Ghana (GHA)
Bonner Mends
Ebenezer Addy
James Addy
Stanley Allotey
39.8 GR  Jamaica (JAM)
Lynn Headley
Michael Fray
Pablo McNeil
Wes Clayton
40.0  Australia (AUS)
Allan Crawley
Gary Holdsworth
Gary Eddy
Peter Norman
40.0
4×440 yards relay  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Edwin Roberts
Kent Bernard
Lennox Yearwood
Wendell Mottley
3:02.8 GR  Canada (CAN)
Don Domansky
Brian McLaren
Ross McKenzie
Bill Crothers
3:04.9  England (ENG)
John Adey
Martin Lewis
Peter Warden
Tim Graham
3:06.5

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards  Dianne Burge (AUS) 10.6 GR  Irene Piotrowski (CAN) 10.8  Jill Hall (ENG) 10.8
220 yards  Dianne Burge (AUS) 23.73  Jenny Lamy (AUS) 23.86  Irene Piotrowski (CAN) 23.92
440 yards  Judy Pollock (AUS) 53.0  Deirdre Watkinson (ENG) 54.1  Una Morris (JAM) 54.2
880 yards  Abby Hoffman (CAN) 2:04.3  Judy Pollock (AUS) 2:04.5  Anne Smith (ENG) 2:05.0
80 metres hurdles  Pam Kilborn (AUS) 10.9  Carmen Smith (JAM) 11.0  Jenny Wingerson (CAN) 11.0
High jump  Michele Brown (AUS) 1.73 m  Dorothy Shirley (ENG) 1.70 m  Robyn Woodhouse (AUS) 1.70 m
Long jump  Mary Rand (ENG) 6.36 m  Sheila Parkin (ENG) 6.30 m  Violet Odogwu (NGA) 6.15 m
Shot put  Val Young (NZL) 16.50 m  Mary Peters (NIR) 16.29 m  Nancy McCredie (CAN) 15.34 m
Discus throw  Val Young (NZL) 49.78 m  Jean Roberts (AUS) 49.20 m  Carol Martin (CAN) 48.70 m
Javelin throw  Margaret Parker (AUS) 51.38 m  Anna Bocson (AUS) 47.80 m  Jay Dahlgren (CAN) 47.68 m
4×110 yards relay  Australia (AUS)
Dianne Burge
Jennifer Lamy
Joyce Bennett
Pamela Ryan
45.3 GR  England (ENG)
Daphne Slater
Janet Simpson
Jill Hall
Maureen Tranter
45.6  Jamaica (JAM)
Adlin Mair-Clarke
Carmen Smith
Una Morris
Vilma Charlton
45.6

Medal table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 11 8 2 21
2  England 5 7 6 18
3  New Zealand 5 1 3 9
4  Canada 3 3 10 16
5  Kenya 3 1 1 5
6  Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 1 5
7  Ghana 2 0 0 2
8  Nigeria 1 3 2 6
9  Wales 1 2 0 3
10  Scotland 1 0 1 2
11  Jamaica 0 2 4 6
12  Northern Ireland 0 2 0 2
13=  Bermuda 0 1 0 1
13=  Bahamas 0 1 0 1
13=  India 0 1 0 1
14  Pakistan 0 0 3 3
15  Barbados 0 0 1 1
Total 34 34 34 102

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