Athletics at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games

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The QE II Park was purpose-built for the 1974 Games.

At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch, New Zealand. 37 events were contested — 23 by male and 14 by female athletes.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Jamaica Don Quarrie 10.38 Kenya John Mwebi 10.51 Ghana Ohene Karikari 10.51
200 metres Jamaica Don Quarrie 20.73 Ghana George Daniels 20.97 New Zealand Bevan Smith 21.08
400 metres Kenya Charles Asati 46.04 Uganda Silver Ayoo 46.07 Tanzania Claver Kamanya 46.16
800 metres Kenya John Kipkurgat 1:43.91 Kenya Mike Boit 1:44.39 New Zealand John Walker 1:44.92
1500 metres Tanzania Filbert Bayi 3:32.16 WR New Zealand John Walker 3:32.52 Kenya Ben Jipcho 3:33.16
5000 metres Kenya Ben Jipcho 13:14.03 England Brendan Foster 13:14.06 England Dave Black 13:23.6
10,000 metres New Zealand Dick Tayler 27:46.40 England Dave Black 27:48.49 Kenya Richard Juma 27:56.96
Marathon England Ian Thompson 2:09:12 GR New Zealand Jack Foster 2:11:19 Swaziland Richard Mabuza 2:12:55
3000 metres steeplechase Kenya Ben Jipcho 8:20.67 Wales John Davies 8:24.8 Kenya Evans Mogaka 8:28.51
110 metres hurdles Kenya Fatwell Kimaiyo 13.69 Wales Berwyn Price 13.84 Australia Max Binnington 13.88
400 metres hurdles England Alan Pascoe 48.83 Australia Bruce Field 49.32 Kenya William Koskei 49.34
High jump Australia Gordon Windeyer 2.16 Australia Lawrie Peckham 2.14 Canada Claude Ferragne 2.12
Pole vault Australia Don Baird 5.05 Northern Ireland Mike Bull 5.00 England Brian Hooper 5.00
Long jump England Alan Lerwill 7.94 Australia Chris Commons 7.92 Ghana Joshua Owusu 7.75
Triple jump Ghana Joshua Owusu 16.5 India Mohinder Singh Gill 16.44 Ghana Moise Pomaney 16.23
Shot put England Geoff Capes 20.74 England Mike Winch 19.36 Canada Bruno Pirnie 18.68
Discus throw New Zealand Robin Tait 63.08 England Bill Tancred 59.48 England John Hillier 57.22
Hammer throw England Ian Chipchase 69.56 England Howard Payne 68.02 Australia Peter Farmer 67.48
Javelin throw England Charles Clover 84.92 England Dave Travis 79.92 Kenya John Mayaka 77.56
Decathlon Northern Ireland Mike Bull 7417 England Barry King 7277 Australia Rob Lethbridge 7270
20 miles road walk England John Warhurst 2:35:23 England Roy Thorpe 2:39:03 Australia Peter Fullager 2:42:09
4 x 100 metres relay  Australia
Andrew Ratcliffe
Graham Haskell
Greg Lewis
Laurie D'Arcy
39.31  Ghana
Albert Lomotey
George Kofi Daniels
Kofi Okyir
Ohene Karikari
39.61  Nigeria
Benedict Majekodunmi
James Olakunle
Kolawole Abdulai
Timon Oyebami
39.70
4 x 400 metres relay  Kenya
Charles Asati
Francis Musyoki
Julius Sang
Bill Koskei
3:04.43  England
Alan Pascoe
Andy Carter
John Wilson
Bill Hartley
3:06.66  Uganda
Pius Olowu
Samuel Kakonge
Silver Ayoo
William Dralu
3:07.45

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Australia Raelene Boyle 11.27 GR England Andrea Lynch 11.31 Australia Denise Robertson 11.50
200 metres Australia Raelene Boyle 22.50 GR Australia Denise Robertson 22.73 Ghana Alice Anum 22.90
400 metres Canada Yvonne Saunders 51.67 England Verona Bernard 51.94 Australia Charlene Rendina 52.08
800 metres Australia Charlene Rendina 2:01.11 New Zealand Sue Haden 2:02.04 Kenya Sabina Chebichi 2:02.61
1500 metres Canada Glenda Reiser 4:07.08 GR England Joan Allison (Page) 4:10.66 Canada Thelma Wright (Fynn) 4:12.26
100 metres hurdles England Judy Vernon 13.45 Australia Gaye Dell 13.54 Nigeria Modupe Oshikoya 13.69
High jump England Barbara Lawton 1.84 Canada Louise Hanna 1.82 Canada Brigitte Bittner 1.80
Long jump Nigeria Modupe Oshikoya 6.46 Canada Brenda Eisler 6.38 Wales Ruth Martin-Jones 6.38
Shot put Canada Jane Haist 16.12 New Zealand Valerie Young 15.29 Australia Jean Roberts 15.24
Discus throw Canada Jane Haist 55.52 Scotland Rosemary Payne 53.94 Canada Carol Martin 53.16
Javelin throw Australia Petra Rivers 55.48 Australia Jenny Symon 52.14 England Sharon Corbett 50.26
Pentathlon Northern Ireland Mary Peters 4455 Nigeria Modupe Oshikoya 4423 England Ann Wilson 4236
4 x 100 metres relay  Australia
Denise Robertson
Jennifer Lamy
Raelene Boyle
Robyn Boak
43.51GR  England
Barbara Martin
Andrea Lynch
Judy Vernon
Sonia Lannaman
44.30  Ghana
Alice Annum
Hannah Afriye
Josephine Ocran
Rose Asiedua
44.35
4 x 400 metres relay  England
Jannette Roscoe
Ruth Kennedy
Susan Pettett
Verona Elder
3:29.23  Australia
Charlene Rendina
Judy Peckham
Margaret Ramsay
Terri Anne Cater
3:30.72  Canada
Brenda Walsh
Margaret McGowen
Maureen Crowley
Yvonne Saunders
3:33.92

Medal table[edit]

New Zealand's John Walker won medals in the 800 and 1500 metres.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 10 13 5 28
2  Australia 8 7 7 22
3  Kenya 6 2 6 14
4  Canada 4 2 6 12
5  New Zealand 2 4 2 8
6  Northern Ireland 2 1 0 3
7  Jamaica 2 0 0 2
8  Ghana 1 2 5 8
9  Nigeria 1 1 2 4
10  Tanzania 1 0 1 2
11  Wales 0 2 1 3
12  Uganda 0 1 1 2
13=  India 0 1 0 1
13=  Scotland 0 1 0 1
14  Swaziland 0 0 1 1
Total 37 37 37 111

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