Athletics at the 1982 Commonwealth Games

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The host stadium for the athletics competition

At the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events took place at the QE II Stadium in Brisbane, Australia from 3–9 October 1982. A total of 39 events were contested, 23 for men and 16 for women athletes.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Allan Wells (SCO) 10.02  Ben Johnson (CAN) 10.05  Cameron Sharp (SCO) 10.07
200 metres  Mike McFarlane (ENG)
 Allan Wells (SCO)
20.43 Not awarded  Cameron Sharp (SCO) 20.55
400 metres  Bert Cameron (JAM) 45.89  Rick Mitchell (AUS) 46.61  Gary Minihan (AUS) 46.68
800 metres  Peter Bourke (AUS) 1:45.18  James Maina Boi (KEN) 1:45.45  Chris McGeorge (ENG) 1:45.60
1500 metres  Steve Cram (ENG) 3:42.37  John Walker (NZL) 3:43:11  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:43.33
5000 metres  Dave Moorcroft (ENG) 13:33.00  Nick Rose (ENG) 13:35.97  Peter Koech (KEN) 13:36.95
10,000 metres  Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 28:10.15  Zakariah Barie (TAN) 28:10:55  Julian Goater (ENG) 28:16.11
Marathon  Rob de Castella (AUS) 2:09:18  Juma Ikangaa (TAN) 2:09:30  Mike Gratton (ENG) 2:12:06
110 metres hurdles  Mark McKoy (CAN) 13.37  Mark Holtom (ENG) 13.43  Don Wright (AUS) 13.58
400 metres hurdles  Garry Brown (AUS) 49.37  Peter Rwamuhanda (UGA) 49.95  Greg Rolle (BAH) 50.50
3000 metres steeplechase  Julius Korir (KEN) 8:23.94  Graeme Fell (ENG) 8:26.64  Greg Duhaime (CAN) 8:29:14
High jump  Milton Ottey (CAN) 2.31 m  Steve Wray (BAH) 2.31 m  Clarence Saunders (BER) 2.19 m
Pole vault  Ray Boyd (AUS) 5.20 m  Jeff Gutteridge (ENG) 5.20 m  Graham Eggleton (SCO) 5.20 m
Long jump  Gary Honey (AUS) 8.08 m  Steve Hanna (BAH) 7.79 m  Steve Walsh (NZL) 7.75 m
Triple jump  Keith Connor (ENG) 17.81 m  Ken Lorraway (AUS) 17.54 m  Aston Moore (ENG) 16.76 m
Shot put  Bruno Pauletto (CAN) 19.55 m  Mike Winch (ENG) 19.36 m  Luby Chambul (CAN) 17.46 m
Discus throw  Bradley Cooper (BAH) 64.04 m  Rob Gray (CAN) 60.66 m  Bishop Dolegiewicz (CAN) 60.34 m
Javelin throw  Mike O'Rourke (NZL) 89.48 m GR  Laslo Babits (CAN) 84.88 m  Zakayo Malekwa (TAN) 80.22 m
Hammer throw  Robert Weir (ENG) 75.08 m  Martin Girvan (NIR) 73.62 m  Chris Black (SCO) 69.84 m
Decathlon  Daley Thompson (ENG) 8410 pts  Dave Steen (CAN) 8004 pts  Fidelis Obikwu (ENG) 7726 pts
30 km road walk  Steve Barry (WAL) 2:10:16  Marcel Jobin (CAN) 2:12:24  Guillaume Leblanc (CAN) 2:14:56
4×100 metres relay  Nigeria
Ikpoto Eseme
Iziaq Adeyanju
Lawrence Adegbehingbe
Samson Olajidie Oyeledun
39.15  Canada
Tony Sharpe
Ben Johnson
Desai Williams
Mark McKoy
39.30  Scotland
Allan Wells
Drew McMaster
Gus McCuaig
Cameron Sharp
39.33
4×400 metres relay  England
Garry Cook
Phil Brown
Steven Scutt
Todd Bennett
3:05.45  Australia
Gary Minihan
Greg Parker
John Fleming
Rick Mitchell
3:05.82  Kenya
Elisha Bitok
James Maina Boi
John Anzrah
Juma Ndiwa
3:06:33

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Angella Taylor (CAN) 11.00 GR  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.03  Coleen Pekin (AUS) 11.24
200 metres
(wind 2.5 m/s)
 Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.19 w  Kathy Smallwood (ENG) 22.21 w  Angella Taylor (CAN) 22.48 w
400 metres  Raelene Boyle (AUS) 51.26  Michelle Scutt (WAL) 51.97  Joslyn Hoyte-Smith (ENG) 52.53
800 metres  Kirsty McDermott (WAL) 2:01.31  Anne Clarkson (SCO) 2:01:52  Heather Barralet (AUS) 2:01:70
1500 metres  Christina Boxer (ENG) 4:08.28  Gillian Dainty (ENG) 4:10.80  Lorraine Moller (NZL) 4:12:67
3000 metres  Anne Audain (NZL) 8:45:53  Wendy Smith (ENG) 8:48:47  Lorraine Moller (NZL) 8:55:76
100 metres hurdles  Shirley Strong (ENG) 12.78  Lorna Boothe (ENG) 12.90  Sue Kameli (CAN) 13.10
400 metres hurdles  Debbie Flintoff (AUS) 55.89  Ruth Kyalisima (UGA) 57.10  Yvette Wray (ENG) 57.17
High jump  Debbie Brill (CAN) 1.88 m  Christine Stanton (AUS) 1.88 m  Barbara Simmonds (ENG) 1.83 m
Long jump  Shonel Ferguson (BAH) 6.91 m  Robyn Strong (AUS) 6.88 m  Beverly Kinch (ENG) 6.78 m
Shot put  Judy Oakes (ENG) 17.92 m  Gael Mulhall (AUS) 17.68 m  Rose Hauch (CAN) 16.71 m
Discus throw  Meg Ritchie (SCO) 62.98 m  Gael Mulhall (AUS) 58.64 m  Lynda Whiteley (ENG) 54.78 m
Javelin throw  Sue Howland (AUS) 64.46 m  Petra Rivers (AUS) 62.28 m  Fatima Whitbread (ENG) 58.86 m
Heptathlon  Glynis Nunn (AUS) 6282 pts  Judy Livermore (ENG) 6214 pts  Jill Ross-Giffen (CAN) 5981 pts
4×100 metres relay  England
Wendy Hoyte
Kathy Smallwood
Beverly Goddard
Sonia Lannaman
43.15 GR  Canada
Angela Bailey
Marita Payne
Angella Taylor
Molly Killingbeck
43.66  Jamaica
Cathy Rattray-Williams
Grace Jackson
Lelieth Hodges
Merlene Ottey
43.69
4×400 metres relay  Canada
Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Angella Taylor
3:27.70  Australia
Leann Evans
Denise Boyd
Debbie Flintoff-King
Raelene Boyle
3:27.72  Scotland
Sandra Whittaker
Angela Bridgeman
Anne Clarkson
Linsey MacDonald
3:32.92

Medal table[edit]

Merlene Ottey won gold, silver and relay bronze in the sprints for Jamaica.
Home athlete Robert de Castella (right) won the marathon – his first major title.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 11 10 11 32
2  Australia 9 9 4 22
3  Canada 6 7 8 21
4  Scotland 3 1 6 10
5  Bahamas 2 2 1 5
6  New Zealand 2 1 3 6
7  Jamaica 2 1 1 4
8  Wales 2 1 0 3
9  Tanzania 1 2 1 4
10  Kenya 1 1 3 5
11  Nigeria 1 0 0 1
12  Uganda 0 2 0 2
13  Northern Ireland 0 1 0 1
14  Bermuda 0 0 1 1
Total 40 38 39 117

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