Athletics at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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Athletics at the 18th Commonwealth Games
MCG Commonwealth Games.jpg
The host stadium in Melbourne
Host city Melbourne, AustraliaAustralia
Date(s) 19 March – 25 March
Main stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground
Level Senior
Participation 748 (+disabled) athletes from
63 nations
Events 47 (+6 disability)
Records set 11 Games records


At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held in Melbourne, Australia from 19 March to 25 March 2006. A total of 47 events were contested, of which 24 by male and 23 by female athletes. Furthermore, three men's and three women's disability events were held within the programme. All athletics events took place within the Melbourne Cricket Ground, while the marathon and racewalking events took place on the streets of Melbourne and finished at the main stadium.[1]

The hosts Australia easily won the medals table with 16 golds and 41 medals in total. Jamaica came second with 10 golds and 22 medals, while Kenya and England were the next best performers. A total of eleven Games records were broken over the course of the seven-day competition. Six of the records were broken by Australian athletes.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Athletics at the
2006 Commonwealth Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Asafa Powell
 Jamaica
10.03 s Olusoji Fasuba
 Nigeria
10.11 s Marc Burns
 Trinidad and Tobago
10.17 s
200 metres
details
Omar Brown
 Jamaica
20.47 s Stéphan Buckland
 Mauritius
20.47 s Chris Williams
 Jamaica
20.52 s
400 metres
details
John Steffensen
 Australia
44.73 s Alleyne Francique
 Grenada
45.09 s Jermaine Gonzales
 Jamaica
45.16 s
800 metres
details
Alex Kipchirchir Rono
 Kenya
1:45.88 min Achraf Tadili
 Canada
1:46.93 min John Litei Nkamasiai
 Kenya
1:46.98 min
1500 metres
details
Nicholas Willis
 New Zealand
3:38.49 min Nathan Brannen
 Canada
3:39.20 min Mark Fountain
 Australia
3:39.33 min
5000 metres
details
Augustine Choge
 Kenya
12:56.41 min GR Craig Mottram
 Australia
12:58.19 min Benjamin Limo
 Kenya
13:05.30 min
10,000 metres
details
Boniface Kiprop Toroitich
 Uganda
27:50.99 min Geoffrey Kipngeno
 Kenya
27:51.16 min Fabiano Joseph Naasi
 Tanzania
27:51.99 min
110 metre hurdles
details
Maurice Wignall
 Jamaica
13.26 s Chris Baillie
 Scotland
13.61 s Andy Turner
 England
13.62 s
400 metre hurdles
details
L.J. van Zyl
 South Africa
48.05 s GR Alwyn Myburgh
 South Africa
48.23 s Kemel Thompson
 Jamaica
48.65 s
3000 metre steeplechase
details
Ezekiel Kemboi
 Kenya
8:18.17 min Wesley Kiprotich Koech
 Kenya
8:19.38 min Reuben Kosgei Seroney
 Kenya
8:19.82 min
4×100 metre relay
details
 Jamaica (JAM)
Michael Frater
Ainsley Waugh
Chris Williams
Asafa Powell
38.36 s  South Africa (RSA)

Lee-Roy Newton
Leigh Julius
Snyman Prinsloo
Sherwin Vries
38.98 s  Canada (CAN)
Charles Allen
Anson Henry
Nathan Taylor
Emanuel Parris
39.21 s
4×400 metre relay
details
 Australia (AUS)
John Steffensen
Chris Troode
Mark Ormrod
Clinton Hill
3:00.93 min  South Africa (RSA)
Jan van der Merwe
Ofentse Mogawane
Paul Gorries
L. J. van Zyl
3:01.84 min  Jamaica (JAM)
Lancford Davies
Davian Clarke
Lansford Spence
Jermaine Gonzales
3:01.94 min
Marathon
details
Samson Ramadhani Nyonyi
 Tanzania
2:11:29 h Fred Mogaka Tumbo
 Kenya
2:12:03 h Dan Robinson
 England
2:14:50 h
20 km walk
details
Nathan Deakes
 Australia
1:19:55 GR Luke Adams
 Australia
1:21:38 Jared Tallent
 Australia
1:23:32
50 km walk
details
Nathan Deakes
 Australia
3:42.53 GR Tony Sargisson
 New Zealand
3:58.05 Chris Erickson
 Australia
3:58.22
High jump
details
Mark Boswell
 Canada
2.26 m Martyn Bernard
 England
2.26 m Kyriakos Ioannou
 Cyprus
2.23 m
Pole vault
details
Steven Hooker
 Australia
5.80 m GR Dmitri Markov
 Australia
5.60 m Steven Lewis
 England
5.50 m
Long jump
details
Ignisious Gaisah
 Ghana
8.20 m Gable Garenamotse
 Botswana
8.17 m Fabrice Lapierre
 Australia
8.10 m
Triple jump
details
Phillips Idowu
 England
17.45 m Khotso Mokoena
 South Africa
16.95 m Alwyn Jones
 Australia
16.75 m
Shot put
details
Janus Robberts
 South Africa
19.76 m Dorian Scott
 Jamaica
19.75 m Scott Martin
 Australia
19.48 m
Discus throw
details
Scott Martin
 Australia
63.48 m Jason Tunks
 Canada
63.07 m Dariusz Slowik
 Canada
61.49 m
Hammer throw
details
Stuart Rendell
 Australia
77.53 m GR James Steacy
 Canada
74.75 m Christiaan Harmse
 South Africa
73.81 m
Javelin throw
details
Nicholas Nieland
 England
80.10 m William Hamlyn Harris
 Australia
79.89 m Oliver Dziubak
 Australia
79.89 m
Decathlon
details
Dean Macey
 England
8143 Maurice Smith
 Jamaica
8074 Jason Dudley
 Australia
8001

Men's disability events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres T12 Adekunle Adesoji
 Nigeria
11.07 s Hilton Langenhoven
 South Africa
11.22 s Eriyo Etinosa
 Nigeria
11.43 s
200 metres T46 Francis Heath
 Australia
22.96 s David Roos
 South Africa
23.12 s Vitalis Lanshima
 Nigeria
23.16 s
Discus throw (seated) Tanto Campbell
 Jamaica
34.48 m Jacques Martin
 Canada
32.28 m Ranjith Kumar Jayaseelan
 India
29.88 m

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Sheri-Ann Brooks
 Jamaica
11.19 s Geraldine Pillay
 South Africa
11.31 s Delphine Atangana
 Cameroon
11.39 s
200 metres
details
Sherone Simpson
 Jamaica
22.59 s Veronica Campbell
 Jamaica
22.72 s Geraldine Pillay
 South Africa
22.92 s
400 metres
details
Christine Ohuruogu
 England
50.28 s Tonique Williams-Darling
 Bahamas
50.76 s Novlene Williams
 Jamaica
51.12 s
800 metres
details
Janeth Jepkosgei
 Kenya
1:57.88 min Kenia Sinclair
 Jamaica
1:58.16 min Maria de Lurdes Mutola
 Mozambique
1:58.77 min
1500 metres
details
Lisa Dobriskey
 England
4:06.21 min Sarah Jamieson
 Australia
4:06.64 min Hayley Tullett
 Wales
4:06.76 min
5000 metres
details
Isabella Ochichi
 Kenya
14:57.84 min Joanne Pavey
 England
14:59.08 min Lucy Wangui Kabuu
 Kenya
15:00.20 min
10,000 metres
details
Lucy Kabuu
 Kenya
31:29.66 min Evelyne Wambui Nganga
 Kenya
31:30.86 min Mara Yamauchi
 England
31:49.40 min
100 metre hurdles
details
Brigitte Foster-Hylton
 Jamaica
12.75 s Angela Whyte
 Canada
12.94 s Delloreen Ennis-London
 Jamaica
13.00 s
400 metre hurdles
details
Jana Pittman
 Australia
53.82 s GR Natasha Danvers Smith
 England
55.17 s Lee McConnell
 Scotland
55.25 s
3000 m steeplechase
details
Dorcus Inzikuru
 Uganda
9:19.51 min GR Melissa Rollison
 Australia
9:24.29 min Donna MacFarlane
 Australia
9:25.05 min
4×100 metre relay
details
 Jamaica (JAM)
Daniele Browning
Sheri-Ann Brooks
Peta-Gaye Dowdie
Sherone Simpson
43.10 s  England (ENG)
Anyika Onuora
Kimberly Wall
Laura Turner
Emma Ania
43.43 s  Australia (AUS)
Sally McLellan
Melanie Kleeberg
Lauren Hewitt
Crystal Attenborough
44.25 s
4×400 metre relay
details
 Australia (AUS)
Jana Pittman
Caitlin Willis
Tamsyn Lewis
Rosemary Hayward
3:28.66 min  India (IND)
Rajwinder Kaur
Chitra Soman
Manjeet Kaur
Pinki Pramanik
3:29.57 min  Nigeria (NGR)
Kudirat Akhigbe
Joy Eze
Folashade Abugan
Christiana Epukhon
3:31.83 min
Marathon
details
Kerryn McCann
 Australia
2:30:54 Helen Cherono Koskei
 Kenya
2:30:56 Liz Yelling
 England
2:32:19
20 km walk
details
Jane Saville
 Australia
1:32:46 GR Natalie Saville
 Australia
1:33:33 Cheryl Webb
 Australia
1:36:03
High jump
details
Anika Smith
 South Africa
1.91 m Julie Crane
 Wales
1.88 m Karen Beautle
 Jamaica
1.83 m
Angela McKee
 New Zealand
Pole vault
details
Kym Howe
 Australia
4.62 m GR Tatiana Grigorieva
 Australia
4.35 m Stephanie McCann
 Canada
4.25 m
Long jump
details
Bronwyn Thompson
 Australia
6.97 m GR Kerrie Taurima
 Australia
6.57 m Celine Laporte
 Seychelles
6.57 m
Triple jump
details
Trecia Smith
 Jamaica
14.39 m Otonye Iworima
 Nigeria
13.53 m Nadia Williams
 England
13.42 m
Shot put
details
Valerie Vili
 New Zealand
19.66 m GR Vivian Chukwuemeka
 Nigeria
18.75 m Cleopatra Borel-Brown
 Trinidad and Tobago
17.54 m
Discus throw
details
Elizna Naude
 South Africa
61.55 m Seema Antil
 India
60.56 m Dani Samuels
 Australia
59.44 m
Hammer throw
details
Brooke Krueger
 Australia
67.90 m GR Jennifer Joyce
 Canada
67.29 m Lorraine Shaw
 England
66.00 m
Javelin throw
details
Sunette Viljoen
 South Africa
60.72 m Laverne Eve
 Bahamas
60.54 m Olivia McKoy
 Jamaica
58.27 m
Heptathlon
details
Kelly Sotherton
 England
6396 Kylie Wheeler
 Australia
6298 Jessica Ennis
 England
6269

Women's disability events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres T37 Elizabeth McIntosh
 Australia
14.38 s Katrina Webb
 Australia
14.51 s Beverley Jones
 Wales
14.81 s
800 metres
T54 (wheelchair)
Chantal Petitclerc
 Canada
1:48.98 Eliza Stankovic
 Australia
1:49.62 Diane Roy
 Canada
1:53.76
Shot put (seated) Njideka Iyiazi
 Nigeria
6.78 m Virginia Ohagwu
 Nigeria
6.08 m Asti Poole
 Australia
5.33 m

Medals table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia Australia 16 12 13 41
2 Jamaica Jamaica 10 4 8 22
3 Kenya Kenya 6 5 4 15
4 England England 6 4 8 18
5 South Africa South Africa 5 7 2 14
6 Canada Canada 2 7 4 13
7 Nigeria Nigeria 2 4 3 9
8 New Zealand New Zealand 2 1 1 4
9 Uganda Uganda 2 0 0 2
10 Tanzania Tanzania 1 0 1 2
11 Ghana Ghana 1 0 0 1
12 India India 0 2 1 3
13 The Bahamas Bahamas 0 2 0 2
14 Wales Wales 0 1 2 3
15 Scotland Scotland 0 1 1 2
16 Botswana Botswana 0 1 0 1
Grenada Grenada 0 1 0 1
Mauritius Mauritius 0 1 0 1
19 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 2 2
20 Cameroon Cameroon 0 0 1 1
Cyprus Cyprus 0 0 1 1
Mozambique Mozambique 0 0 1 1
Seychelles Seychelles 0 0 1 1
Total 53 53 54 160

Participating nations[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Brown, Matthew (2006-03-17). A Gathering of World champions in Melbourne - Commonwealth Games preview. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-04.

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