Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games

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Athletics at the 14th Commonwealth Games
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Host city Auckland, New ZealandNew Zealand
Date(s) 27 January – 3 February 1990
Main stadium Mount Smart Stadium
Level Senior
Participation 585 athletes from
45 nations
Events 42
Records set 6 Games records


At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 January to 3 February 1990. A total of 42 events were contested, 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +3.9 m/s)
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 Linford Christie (ENG) 9.93w  Davidson Ezinwa (NGR) 10.05w  Bruny Surin (CAN) 10.12w
200 metres
(wind: +2.4 m/s)
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 Marcus Adam (ENG) 20.10w  John Regis (ENG) 20.16w  Ade Mafe (ENG) 20.26w
400 metres
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 Darren Clark (AUS) 44.60  Samson Kitur (KEN) 44.88  Simeon Kipkemboi (KEN) 44.93
800 metres
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 Sammy Tirop (KEN) 1:45.98  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:46.00  Matthew Yates (ENG) 1:46.62
1500 metres
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 Peter Elliott (ENG) 3:33.39  Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:34.41  Peter O'Donoghue (NZL) 3:35.14
5000 metres
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 Andrew Lloyd (AUS) 13:24.86  John Ngugi (KEN) 13:24.94  Ian Hamer (WAL) 13:25.63
10,000 metres
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 Eamonn Martin (ENG) 28:08.57  Moses Tanui (KEN) 28:11.56  Paul Williams (CAN) 28:12.71
Marathon
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 Douglas Wakiihuri (KEN) 2:10:27  Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:10:34  Simon-Robert Naali (TAN) 2:10:38
110 metres hurdles
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 Colin Jackson (WAL) 13.08  Tony Jarrett (ENG) 13.34  David Nelson (ENG) 13.54
400 metres hurdles
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 Kriss Akabusi (ENG) 48.89  Gideon Yego (KEN) 49.25  John Graham (CAN) 50.24
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Julius Kariuki (KEN) 8:20.64  Joshua Kipkemboi (KEN) 8:24.26  Colin Walker (ENG) 8:26.50
4 × 100 metres relay
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 England
Clarence Callender
John Regis
Marcus Adam
Linford Christie
Tony Jarrett*
38.67  Nigeria
Victor Nwankwo
Davidson Ezinwa
Osmond Ezinwa
Abdullahi Tetengi
38.85  Jamaica
Wayne Watson
John Mair
Clive Wright
Ray Stewart
39.11
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Kenya
David Kitur
Samson Kitur
Simeon Kipkemboi
Stephen Mwanzia
3:02.48 GR  Scotland
Mark Davidson
David Strang
Tom McKean
Brian Whittle
Duncan Mathieson*
3:04.68  Jamaica
Clive Wright
Devon Morris
Trevor Graham
Howard Burnett
John Mair*
3:04.96
30 kilometres walk
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 Guillaume Leblanc (CAN) 2:08:28  Andrew Jachno (AUS) 2:09:09  Ian McCombie (ENG) 2:09:20
High jump
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 Clarence Saunders (BER) 2.36 m GR  Dalton Grant (ENG) 2.34 m  Milton Ottey (CAN)
 Geoff Parsons (SCO)
2.23 m
Pole vault
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 Simon Arkell (AUS) 5.35 m  Ian Tullett (ENG) 5.25 m  Simon Poelman (NZL) 5.20 m
Long jump
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 Yusuf Alli (NGR) 8.39 m (w)  David Culbert (AUS) 8.20 m (w)  Festus Igbinoghene (NGR) 8.18 m (w)
Triple jump
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 Marios Hadjiandreou (CYP) 16.95 m  Jonathan Edwards (ENG) 16.93 m  Edrick Floreal (CAN) 16.89 m
Shot put
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 Simon Williams (ENG) 18.54 m  Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 18.48 m  Paul Edwards (WAL) 18.17 m
Discus throw
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 Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 62.62 m  Werner Reiterer (AUS) 61.56 m  Paul Nandapi (AUS) 59.94 m
Hammer throw
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 Sean Carlin (AUS) 75.66 m  Dave Smith (ENG) 73.52 m  Angus Cooper (NZL) 71.26 m
Javelin throw
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 Steve Backley (ENG) 86.02 m GR  Mick Hill (ENG) 83.32 m  Gavin Lovegrove (NZL) 81.66 m
Decathlon
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 Mike Smith (CAN) 8525 pts  Simon Poelman (NZL) 8207 pts w  Eugene Gilkes (ENG) 7705 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +4.4 m/s)
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 Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.02w  Kerry Johnson (AUS) 11.17w  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 11.20w
200 metres
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 Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.76  Kerry Johnson (AUS) 22.88  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 23.15
400 metres
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 Fatima Yusuf (NGR) 51.08  Linda Keough (ENG) 51.63  Charity Opara (NGR) 52.01
800 metres
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 Diane Edwards (ENG) 2:00.25 GR  Ann Williams (ENG) 2:00.40  Sharon Stewart (AUS) 2:00.87
1500 metres
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 Angela Chalmers (CAN) 4:08.41  Christina Cahill (ENG) 4:08.71  Bev Nicholson (ENG) 4:09.00
3000 metres
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 Angela Chalmers (CAN) 8:38.38 GR  Yvonne Murray (SCO) 8:39.46  Liz McColgan (SCO) 8:47.66
10,000 metres
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 Liz McColgan (SCO) 32:23.56  Jill Hunter (ENG) 32:33.21  Barbara Moore (NZL) 32:44.73
Marathon
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 Lisa Martin (AUS) 2:25:28  Tani Ruckle (AUS) 2:33:15  Angie Pain (ENG) 2:36:35
100 metres hurdles
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 Kay Morley (WAL) 12.91  Sally Gunnell (ENG) 13.12  Lesley-Ann Skeete (ENG) 13.31
400 metres hurdles
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 Sally Gunnell (ENG) 55.38  Debbie Flintoff-King (AUS) 56.00  Jenny Laurendet (AUS) 56.74
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Australia
Monique Dunstan
Kathy Sambell
Cathy Freeman
Kerry Johnson
43.87  England
Stephi Douglas
Jenni Stoute
Simmone Jacobs
Paula Dunn
44.15  Nigeria
Beatrice Utondu
Fatima Yusuf
Charity Opara
Chioma Ajunwa
44.67
4 × 400 metres relay
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 England
Angela Piggford
Jenni Stoute
Sally Gunnell
Linda Keough
3:28.08  Australia
Maree Holland
Sharon Stewart
Susan Andrews
Debbie Flintoff-King
3:30.74  Canada
Rosey Edeh
France Gareau
Cheryl Allen
Gail Harris
3:33.26
10 kilometres walk
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 Kerry Saxby (AUS) 45:03  Anne Judkins (NZL) 47:03  Lisa Langford (ENG) 47:23
High jump
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 Tania Murray (NZL) 1.88 m  Janet Boyle (NIR) 1.88 m  Tracy Phillips (NZL) 1.88 m
Long jump
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 Jane Flemming (AUS) 6.78 m  Beatrice Utondu (NGR) 6.65 m (w)  Fiona May (ENG) 6.55 m
Shot put
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 Myrtle Augee (ENG) 18.48 m  Judy Oakes (ENG) 18.43 m  Yvonne Hanson-Nortey (ENG) 16.00 m
Discus throw
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 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari (AUS) 56.38 m  Jackie McKernan (NIR) 54.86 m  Astra Vitols (AUS) 53.84 m
Javelin throw
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 Tessa Sanderson (ENG) 65.72 m  Sue Howland (AUS) 61.18 m  Kate Farrow (AUS) 58.98 m
Heptathlon
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 Jane Flemming (AUS) 6695 pts GR  Sharon Jaklofsky-Smith (AUS) 6115 pts  Judy Simpson (ENG) 6085 pts

Medal table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  England 13 14 13 40
2  Australia 10 11 5 26
3  Kenya 4 7 1 12
4  Canada 4 0 6 10
5  Nigeria 3 4 3 10
6=  Jamaica 2 0 2 4
6=  Wales 2 0 2 4
8  New Zealand 1 2 6 9
9  Scotland 1 2 2 5
10=  Bermuda 1 0 0 1
10=  Cyprus 1 0 0 1
12  Northern Ireland 0 2 0 2
13  Bahamas 0 0 2 2
14  Tanzania 0 0 1 1
Total 42 42 43 127

Participation[edit]

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