Athletics at the 1934 British Empire Games

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The host stadium which also hosted events for the 1908 London Olympics.

At the 1934 British Empire Games, the athletics events were held at the White City Stadium in London, England in August 1934. A total of 30 athletics events were contested at the Games, 21 by men and 9 by women.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Future NHL legend Syl Apps won the pole vault.
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards  Arthur Sweeney (ENG) 10.0  Marthinus Theunissen (SAF) 10.1e  Ian Young (SCO) 10.1e
220 yards  Arthur Sweeney (ENG) 21.9  Marthinus Theunissen (SAF) 22.0e  Walter Rangeley (ENG) 22.1e
440 yards  Godfrey Rampling (ENG) 48.0  Bill Roberts (ENG) 48.5e  Crew Stoneley (ENG) 48.6e
880 yards  Phil Edwards (BGU) 1:54  Willie Botha (SAF) 1:55.5e  Hamish Stothard (SCO) 1:55.6e
1 mile  Jack Lovelock (NZL) 4:13  Sydney Wooderson (ENG) 4:13.4e  Jerry Cornes (ENG) 4:16.6e
3 miles  Wally Beavers (ENG) 14:33  Cyril Allen (ENG) 14:38  Alec Burns (ENG) 14:45
6 miles  Arthur Penny (ENG) 31:01  Scotty Rankine (CAN) 31:03e  Arthur Furze (ENG) 31:04e
Marathon  Harold Webster (CAN) 2:40:36  Donald Robertson (SCO) 2:45:08  Dunky Wright (SCO) 2:56:20
2 mi steeplechase  Stanley Scarsbrook (ENG) 10:23  Tom Evenson (ENG) 10:25.8e  George Bailey (ENG) ?
120 yards hurdles  Donald Finlay (ENG) 15.2  James Worrall (CAN) 15.5e  Ashleigh Pilbrow (ENG) 15.7e
440 yards hurdles  Alan Hunter (SCO) 55.2  Charles Reilly (AUS) 55.8e  Ralph Brown (ENG) 56.0e
High jump  Edwin Thacker (SAF) 1.90  Joe Haley (CAN) 1.90  John Michie (SCO) 1.90
Pole vault  Syl Apps (CAN) 3.88  Alf Gilbert (CAN) 3.81  Fred Woodhouse (AUS) 3.66
Long jump  Sam Richardson (CAN) 7.17  Johann Luckhoff (SAF) 7.10  Jack Metcalfe (AUS) 6.93
Triple jump  Jack Metcalfe (AUS) 15.63  Sam Richardson (CAN) 14.65  Harold Brainsby (NZL) 14.62
Shot put  Harry Hart (SAF) 14.67  Robert Howland (ENG) 13.53  Kenneth Pridie (ENG) 13.43
Discus throw  Harry Hart (SAF) 41.53  Douglas Bell (ENG) 40.44  Bernard Prendergast (JAM) 40.23
Hammer throw  Malcolm Nokes (ENG) 48.25  George Sutherland (CAN) 46.24  William Mackenzie (SCO) 42.49
Javelin throw  Bob Dixon (CAN) 60.02  Harry Hart (SAF) 58.27  Johann Luckhoff (SAF) 56.49
4×110 yards relay  England
Arthur Sweeney
Everard Davis
George Saunders
Walter Rangeley
42.2  Canada
Allan Poole
Birchall Pearson
Frank Nicks
Bill Christie
42.5e  Scotland
Archie Turner
David Brownlee
Ian Young
Robin Murdoch
43.0e
4×440 yards relay  England
Crew Stoneley
Denis Rathbone
Geoffrey Blake
Godfrey Rampling
3:16.8  Canada
Art Scott
John Addison
Ray Lewis
William Fritz
3:17.2e  Scotland
Alan Hunter
Hamish Stothard
Ronnie Wallace
Ronald Wylde
 ?

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 yards  Eileen Hiscock (ENG) 11.3  Hilda Strike (CAN) 11.5  Lillian Chalmers (ENG) 11.6
220 yards  Eileen Hiscock (ENG) 25.0  Aileen Meagher (CAN) 25.4  Nellie Halstead (ENG) 25.6
880 yards  Gladys Lunn (ENG) 2:19  Ida Jones (ENG) 2:21.0  Dorothy Butterfield (ENG) 2:21.4
80 metre hurdles  Marjorie Clark (SAF) 11.8  Betty Taylor (CAN) 11.9  Elsie Green (ENG) 12.2
High jump  Marjorie Clark (SAF) 1.60  Eva Dawes (CAN) 1.57  Margaret Bell (CAN) 1.52
Long jump  Phyllis Bartholomew (ENG) 5.47  Evelyn Goshawk (CAN) 5.41  Violet Webb (ENG) 5.23
Javelin throw  Gladys Lunn (ENG) 32.19  Edith Halstead (*) (ENG) 30.94  Margaret Cox (ENG) 30.08
110-220-110
yards relay
 England
Eileen Hiscock
Nellie Halstead
Elsie Maguire
49.4  Canada
Audrey Dearnley
Aileen Meagher
Hilda Strike
50.2e  Southern Rhodesia
Cynthia Keay
Dorothy Ballantyne
Mollie Bragg
52.0e
220-110-220-110
yards relay
 Canada
Audrey Dearnley
Betty White
Aileen Meagher
Lillian Palmer
1:14.4  England
Eileen Hiscock
Nellie Halstead
Ethel Johnson
Ivy Walker
?  Scotland
Cathie Jackson
Joan Cunningham
Margaret Mackenzie
Sheena Dobbie
?

(*) Edith Halstead was later found out to be the male Edwin "Eddie" Halstead, brother of Nellie Halstead.[1]

Medal table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 16 9 15 40
2  Canada 5 14 1 20
3  South Africa 5 5 1 11
4  Scotland 1 1 8 10
5  Australia 1 1 2 4
6  New Zealand 1 0 1 2
7  British Guiana 1 0 0 1
8=  Jamaica 0 0 1 1
8=  Southern Rhodesia 0 0 1 1
Total 30 30 30 90

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Results

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