List of Commonwealth Games records in athletics

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Commonwealth Games records in athletics are set by athletes competing from a range of nations within the Commonwealth of Nations.

The Commonwealth Games is a quadrennial event which began in 1930 as the British Empire Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation accepts only athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations and recognises records set at editions of the Commonwealth Games. The athletics events at the Games are divided into four groups: track events (including sprints, middle- and long-distance running, hurdling and relays), field events (including javelin, discus, hammer, pole vault, long and triple jumps), road events and combined events (triathlon, heptathlon and decathlon). There are also several track and field events held for disabled athletes.

Many Commonwealth Games records were set over distances using imperial measurements, such as the 100 yard dash, and (as a result of metric standardisation in 1966) many records belong to defunct events. The oldest record is George Bailey's 9:52.0 minutes in the seldom used men's two mile steeplechase, which was set at the inaugural Games. The two longest lasting records in current events were both set at the 1974 edition of the Games: Englishman Ian Thompson's record of 2:09:12 hours in the Marathon, and Tanzanian Filbert Bayi's record of 3:32.16 minutes in the 1500 metres, which was also a world record.

Some athletes hold two Commonwealth Games records: Nathan Deakes is the record holder in the 20 km and 50 km walk events, Debbie Ferguson is the 100 metres and part 4×100 m relay record holder, and Jana Pittman-Rawlinson has the 400 metres hurdles and 4×400 m relay records. Adekunle Adesoji and Chantal Petitclerc also hold two records each in the para-sports events.

Men's records[edit]

Ato Boldon (left) beat 200 m record holder Frankie Fredericks in 1998 to set the current 100 m record.
Former 50 km walk world record holder Nathan Deakes holds the records for both the 20 km and 50 km walk events.
Current triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards set the triple jump Commonwealth record in his home nation in 2002.

Statistics are correct as of August 2014

Event Record Name Nation Date Games Ref
100 m 9.88 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 1998 Kuala Lumpur
200 m 19.97 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 1994 Victoria
400 m 44.24 Kirani James  Grenada 30 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [1]
800 m 1:43.22 Steve Cram  England 1986 Edinburgh
1500 m 3:32.16 WR Filbert Bayi  Tanzania 1974 Christchurch [m 1][2]
5000 m 12:56.41 Augustine Choge  Kenya 2006 Melbourne
10000 m 27:45.39 Wilberforce Talel  Kenya 2002 Manchester
Marathon 2:09:12 PB Ian Thompson  England 1974 Christchurch [m 2][3]
110 m hurdles 13.08 Colin Jackson  Wales 1990 Auckland
13.08 Colin Jackson  Wales 1994 Victoria
400 m hurdles 48.05 PB Louis van Zyl  South Africa 2006 Melbourne [4]
3000 m steeplechase 8:10.44 Jonathan Muia Ndiku  Kenya 1 August 2014 2014 Glasgow [5]
High jump 2.36 m NR Clarence Saunders  Bermuda 1990 Auckland [6]
Pole vault 5.80 m Steven Hooker  Australia 2006 Melbourne
Long jump 8.39 m (+5.7 m/s) Yusuf Alli  Nigeria 1990 Auckland
Triple jump 17.86 m Jonathan Edwards  England 2002 Manchester
Shot put 21.68 m NR O'Dayne Richards  Jamaica 28 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [7]
Discus throw 66.39 m Frantz Kruger  South Africa 2002 Manchester
Hammer throw 77.53 m Stuart Rendell  Australia 2006 Melbourne
Javelin throw 88.75 m Marius Corbett  South Africa 1998 Kuala Lumpur
Javelin throw (old design) 89.48 m Mike O'Rourke  New Zealand 1982 Brisbane
Decathlon 8663 pts Daley Thompson  England 1986 Edinburgh
20 km walk 1:19:55 Nathan Deakes  Australia 2006 Melbourne [8]
50 km walk 3:42:53 Nathan Deakes  Australia 2006 Melbourne [8]
4×100 m relay 37.58 Usain Bolt
Kemar Bailey-Cole
Nickel Ashmeade
Jason Livermore
 Jamaica 2 August 2014 2014 Glasgow [9]
4×400 m relay 2:59.03 Michael McDonald
Roxbert Martin
Gregory Haughton
Davian Clarke
 Jamaica 1998 Kuala Lumpur [10]
Key:
WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bayi's world record stood for over five years, eventually being beaten by Sebastian Coe in 1979 (see World record progression 1500 metres). Furthermore, the time still stands as the Tanzanian national record.
  2. ^ Thompson's run was the British record from 1974 until 1983 when it was beaten by Geoff Smith.

Women's records[edit]

Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is the 100 m record holder in both the individual and the relay events.
Current Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe broke the 5000 m record on home soil in 2002.
Jana Pittman retained her 400 m hurdles title with a record breaking run.

Statistics are correct as of August 2014

Event Record Name Nation Date Games Ref
100 m 10.85 Blessing Okagbare  Nigeria 28 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [11]
200 m 22.20 Debbie Ferguson  Bahamas 2002 Manchester [{{{2}}}][w 1]
22.19 (+2.5 m/s) Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 7 October 1982 1982 Brisbane [w 2]
400 m 50.10 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 8 October 2010 2010 Delhi [12]
800 m 1:57.35 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 29 July 2002 2002 Manchester
1500 m 4:04.43 Hellen Onsando Obiri  Kenya 28 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [13]
3000 m 8:32.17 Angela Chalmers  Canada 1994 Victoria
5000 m 14:31.42 AR Paula Radcliffe  England 28 Jul 2002 2002 Manchester [14]
10000 m 31:27.83 PB Salina Kosgei  Kenya 30 Jul 2002 2002 Manchester [15]
Marathon 2:25:28 Lisa Martin  Australia 31 Jan 1990 1990 Auckland [16]
100 m hurdles 12.65 (+1.0 m/s) Foster-Hylton, BrigitteBrigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica 23 March 2006 2006 Melbourne [17]
400 m hurdles 53.82 Pittman, JanaJana Pittman  Australia 2006 Melbourne
3000 m steeplechase 9:19.51 Inzikuru, DorcusDorcus Inzikuru  Uganda 2006 Melbourne
High jump 1.96 m Cloete, HestrieHestrie Cloete  South Africa 30 Jul 2002 2002 Manchester
Pole vault 4.62 m Howe, KymKym Howe  Australia 2006 Melbourne
Long jump 6.97 m Thompson, BronwynBronwyn Thompson  Australia 2006 Melbourne
Triple jump 14.86 m Hansen, AshiaAshia Hansen  England 31 Jul 2002 2002 Manchester
Shot put 20.47 m Valerie Adams  New Zealand 9 October 2010 2010 Delhi [18]
Discus throw 65.92 m Beatrice Faumuina  New Zealand 1998 Kuala Lumpur
Hammer throw 71.97 m Sultana Frizell  Canada 28 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [19]
Javelin throw 65.96 m Kim Mickle  Australia 30 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [20]
Javelin throw(old design) 69.80 m Sanderson, TessaTessa Sanderson  England 1986 Edinburgh
Heptathlon 6695 pts NR Flemming, JaneJane Flemming  Australia 1990 Auckland
Triathlon 1:58:02.69 Snowsill, EmmaEmma Snowsill  Australia 2006 Melbourne
20 km walk 1:32:46 Jane Saville  Australia 20 March 2006 2006 Melbourne [21]
4×100 m relay 41.83 Kerron Stewart
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Schillonie Calvert
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
 Jamaica 2 August 2014 2014 Glasgow [22]
4×400 m relay 3:23.83 Stephanie McPherson
Christine Day
Novlene Williams-Mills
Anastasia Le-Roy
 Jamaica 2 August 2014 2014 Glsagow
Key:
WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

Notes [edit]

  1. ^ Merlene Ottey's Brisbane times wind reading was 2.5 which is over the allowable 2.0 m\per sec.. thus Ferguson time in manchester is the record because it was not wind assisted.
  2. ^ The Commonwealth Games Federation recognises wind aided records [1]

Men's para-sports records[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Games Notes
100 metres EAD 10.76 Adesoji, AdekunleAdekunle Adesoji  Nigeria 2002 Manchester
100 metres EAD T12 11.07 Adesoji, AdekunleAdekunle Adesoji  Nigeria 2006 Melbourne
200 metres EAD T46 22.96 Francis, HeathHeath Francis  Australia 2006 Melbourne
800 metres wheelchair 1:44.94 Adams, JeffJeff Adams  Canada 1994 Victoria
Discus seated EAD F55–56 34.48 m Campbell, TantoTanto Campbell  Jamaica 2006 Melbourne
Marathon wheelchair 1:37:33 Wiggins, PaulPaul Wiggins  Australia 1994 Victoria

Women's para-sports records[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Games Notes
100 metres EAD T38 14.38 McIntosh, ElizabethElizabeth McIntosh  Australia 2006 Melbourne
800 metres EAD T54 1:48.98 Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc  Canada 2006 Melbourne
800 metres wheelchair 1:52.93 Petitclerc, ChantalChantal Petitclerc  Canada 2002 Manchester
Shotput seated EAD F54–58 9.76 m Iyiazi, NjidekaNjideka Iyiazi  Nigeria 2006 Melbourne

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General[edit]

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