Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Athletics 2018 Commonwealth Games.svg
Host city Gold Coast, Queensland
Date(s) 8 April – 15 April 2018
Main stadium Carrara Stadium
Participation 952 athletes from
68 nations
Events 50
Records set games records


Athletics was one of ten core sports that appeared at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. As a founding sport, athletics has appeared consistently since its introduction at the 1911 Inter-Empire Games; the recognized precursor to the Commonwealth Games.[1] The competition took place between Sunday 8 April – 15 April 2018 at the Carrara Stadium.

The programme featured an expanded event set for para-athletes with a total of six men's and six women's events, re presenting doubling of the number para-events at the previous games. This move was approved of by the para-athletes, and Kailyn Joseph noted that inclusion in the medal table alongside able-bodied events allowed her to share in the same environment, as opposed to the separation found in the Paralympics and World Para Athletics Championships.[2]

Two Indian athletes, racewalker Irfan Kolothum Thodi and triple jumper A.V. Rakesh Babu were removed from the games after a needle was found in their apartment, breaking games policy.[3] A Singapore para-athlete, Mohammad Khairi Ishak, was withdrawn from the men's T47 100 m after failing a drug test prior to the competition.[4] Other controversies of the athletics included the gold medal disqualification of Zharnel Hughes in the men's 200 m, after he impeded (eventual gold medallist) Jereem Richards, and the mid-race collapse of men's marathon leader Callum Hawkins.[5]

Preparation[edit]

In preparation for hosting the Commonwealth Games Athletics events, the modified Carrara Stadium was used for the Australian Athletics Championships in February 2018.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority conducted a series of anti-doping tests in the months before the games.[6] Australian sprinter Jessica Peris (daughter of former Commonwealth Games sprint champion Nova Peris) was among those to a fail doping test and she withdrew from the Australian trials event.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Over the 10 days of competition there were 58 medal events including additional para-sport disciplines.

Q Qualification H Heats S Semi-final F Final
Sex Event April
Sun 8 Mon 9 Tue10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15
M A M A M A A M A M A A M
Men 100 m H/S F
100 m (T12) H F
100 m (T38) F
100 m (T47) F
200 m H S F
400 m H S F
800 m H S F
1500 m H F
1500 m (T54) H F
5000 m F
10,000 m F
Marathon F
Marathon (T54) F
3000 m steeplechase F
110 m hurdles H F
400 m hurdles H F
Decathlon F
High jump Q F
Pole vault F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
Shot put Q F
Shot put (F38) F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw F
Javelin throw Q F
20 km walk F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
Women 100 m H/S F
100 m (T35) F
100 m (T38) F
200 m H S F
400 m H S F
800 m H F
1500 m H F
1500 m (T54) H F
5000 m F
10,000 m F
Marathon F
Marathon (T54) F
3000 m steeplechase F
100 m hurdles H F
400 m hurdles H F
Heptathlon F
High jump F
Pole vault F
Long jump Q F
Long jump (T38) F
Triple jump F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw F
Hammer throw F
Javelin throw F
Javelin throw (F46) F
20 km walk F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Australia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia (AUS)*13131036
2 Jamaica (JAM)781025
3 England (ENG)55717
4 South Africa (RSA)54514
5 Kenya (KEN)47516
6 Canada (CAN)36413
7 Botswana (BOT)3115
 Uganda (UGA)3115
9 New Zealand (NZL)2406
10 Nigeria (NGR)2215
11 Wales (WAL)2035
12 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)2002
13 Bahamas (BAH)1304
14 India (IND)1113
15 Grenada (GRN)1012
16 British Virgin Islands (IVB)1001
 Guyana (GUY)1001
 Namibia (NAM)1001
 Saint Lucia (LCA)1001
20 Scotland (SCO)0235
21 Dominica (DMA)0112
22 Cameroon (CMR)0011
 Cyprus (CYP)0011
 Malaysia (MAS)0011
 Northern Ireland (NIR)0011
 Vanuatu (VAN)0011
Totals (26 nations)585858174

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Akani Simbine
 South Africa
10.03 Henricho Bruintjies
 South Africa
10.17 Yohan Blake
 Jamaica
10.19
200 metres
details
Jereem Richards
 Trinidad and Tobago
20.12 Aaron Brown
 Canada
20.34 Leon Reid
 Northern Ireland
20.55
400 metres
details
Isaac Makwala
 Botswana
44.35 Baboloki Thebe
 Botswana
45.09 Javon Francis
 Jamaica
45.11
800 metres
details
Wycliffe Kinyamal
 Kenya
1:45.11 Kyle Langford
 England
1:45.16 Luke Mathews
 Australia
1:45.60
1500 metres
details
Elijah Manangoi
 Kenya
3:34.78 Timothy Cheruiyot
 Kenya
3:35.17 Jake Wightman
 Scotland
3:35.97
5000 metres
details
Joshua Cheptegei
 Uganda
13:50.83 Mohammed Ahmed
 Canada
13:52.78 Edward Zakayo
 Kenya
13:54.06
10,000 metres
details
Joshua Cheptegei
 Uganda
27:19.62 Mohammed Ahmed
 Canada
27:20.56 Rodgers Kwemoi
 Kenya
27:28.66
110 metres hurdles
details
Ronald Levy
 Jamaica
13.19 Hansle Parchment
 Jamaica
13.22 Nicholas Hough
 Australia
13.38
400 metres hurdles
details
Kyron McMaster
 British Virgin Islands
48.25 Jeffrey Gibson
 Bahamas
49.10 Jaheel Hyde
 Jamaica
49.16
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Conseslus Kipruto
 Kenya
8:10.08 GR Abraham Kibiwott
 Kenya
8:10.62 Amos Kirui
 Kenya
8:12.24
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 England (ENG)
Reuben Arthur
Zharnel Hughes
Richard Kilty
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
38.13  South Africa (RSA)
Henricho Bruintjies
Emile Erasmus
Anaso Jobodwana
Akani Simbine
38.24 NR  Jamaica (JAM)
Everton Clarke
Oshane Bailey
Warren Weir
Yohan Blake
Nigel Ellis
38.35
4 × 400 metres relay
details
 Botswana (BOT)
Leaname Maotoanong
Baboloki Thebe
Onkabetse Nkobolo
Isaac Makwala
3:01.78  Bahamas (BAH)
O'Jay Ferguson
Teray Smith
Stephen Newbold
Alonzo Russell
Michael Mathieu
Ramon Miller
3:01.92  Jamaica (JAM)
Jermaine Gayle
Demish Gaye
Jamari Rose
Javon Francis
Peter Matthews
3:01.97
Marathon
details
Michael Shelley
 Australia
2:16:46 Solomon Mutai
 Uganda
2:19:02 Robbie Simpson
 Scotland
2:19:36
20 kilometres walk
details
Dane Bird-Smith
 Australia
1:19:34 GR Tom Bosworth
 England
1:19:38 NR Samuel Gathimba
 Kenya
1:19:51
High jump
details
Brandon Starc
 Australia
2.32 m Jamal Wilson
 Bahamas
2.30 m Django Lovett
 Canada
2.30 m
Pole vault
details
Kurtis Marschall
 Australia
5.70 m Shawnacy Barber
 Canada
5.65 m Luke Cutts
 England
5.45 m
Long jump
details
Luvo Manyonga
 South Africa
8.41 m GR Henry Frayne
 Australia
8.33 m Ruswahl Samaai
 South Africa
8.22 m
Triple jump
details
Troy Doris
 Guyana
16.88 Yordanys Durañona
 Dominica
16.86 Marcel Mayack
 Cameroon
16.80 PB
Shot put
details
Tomas Walsh
 New Zealand
21.41 m Chukwuebuka Enekwechi
 Nigeria
21.14 m Tim Nedow
 Canada
20.91 m
Discus throw
details
Fedrick Dacres
 Jamaica
68.20 m GR Traves Smikle
 Jamaica
63.98 m Apostolos Parellis
 Cyprus
63.61 m
Hammer throw
details
Nick Miller
 England
80.26 m GR NR Matthew Denny
 Australia
74.88 m Mark Dry
 Scotland
73.12 m
Javelin throw
details
Neeraj Chopra
 India
86.47 Hamish Peacock
 Australia
82.59 Anderson Peters
 Grenada
82.20
Decathlon
details
Lindon Victor
 Grenada
8303 pts Pierce Lepage
 Canada
8171 pts Cedric Dubler
 Australia
7983 pts
  • Relay medallists named in italics did not contest their respective finals

Men's para-sport[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (T12)
details
Ndodomzi Ntutu
 South Africa
11.02 Hilton Langenhoven
 South Africa
11.27 Muhamad Afiq Mohamad Ali Hanafiah
 Malaysia
11.28
100 metres (T38)
details
Evan O'Hanlon
 Australia
11.09 Dyan Buis
 South Africa
11.33 Charl du Toit
 South Africa
11.35
100 metres (T47)
details
Suwaibidu Galadima
 Nigeria
11.04 James Arnott
 England
11.30 Tevaughn Thomas
 Jamaica
11.63
1500 metres (T54)
details
Alex Dupont
 Canada
3:11.75 Kurt Fearnley
 Australia
3:11.92 Jake Lappin
 Australia
3:12.60
Marathon (T54)
details
Kurt Fearnley
 Australia
1:30:26 John Smith
 England
1:31:44 Simon Lawson
 England
1:31:44
Shot put (F38)
details
Cameron Crombie
 Australia
15.74 m Marty Jackson
 Australia
13.74 m Reinhardt Hamman
 South Africa
13.15 m

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Michelle-Lee Ahye
 Trinidad and Tobago
11.14 Christania Williams
 Jamaica
11.21 Gayon Evans
 Jamaica
11.22 PB
200 metres
details
Shaunae Miller-Uibo
 Bahamas
22.09 GR Shericka Jackson
 Jamaica
22.18 Dina Asher-Smith
 England
22.29
400 metres
details
Amantle Montsho
 Botswana
50.15 Anastasia Le-Roy
 Jamaica
50.57 Stephenie Ann McPherson
 Jamaica
50.93
800 metres
details
Caster Semenya
 South Africa
1:56.68 GR Margaret Wambui
 Kenya
1:58.07 Natoya Goule
 Jamaica
1:58.82
1500 metres
details
Caster Semenya
 South Africa
4:00.71 GR Beatrice Chepkoech
 Kenya
4:03.09 Melissa Courtney
 Wales
4:03.44
5000 metres
details
Hellen Obiri
 Kenya
15:13.11 Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi
 Kenya
15:15.28 Laura Weightman
 England
15:25.84
10,000 metres
details
Stella Chesang
 Uganda
31:45.30 Stacey Chepkemboi Ndiwa
 Kenya
31:46.36 Mercyline Chelangat
 Uganda
31:48.41
100 metres hurdles
details
Oluwatobiloba Amusan
 Nigeria
12.68 Danielle Williams
 Jamaica
12.78 Yanique Thompson
 Jamaica
12.97
400 metres hurdles
details
Janieve Russell
 Jamaica
54.33 Eilidh Doyle
 Scotland
54.80 Wenda Nel
 South Africa
54.96
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Aisha Praught-Leer
 Jamaica
9:21.00 Celliphine Chepteek Chespol
 Kenya
9:22.61 Purity Cherotich Kirui
 Kenya
9:25.74
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 England (ENG)
Asha Philip
Dina Asher-Smith
Bianca Williams
Lorraine Ugen
42.46 NR  Jamaica (JAM)
Christania Williams
Natasha Morrison
Gayon Evans
Elaine Thompson
42.52  Nigeria (NGR)
Joy Udo-Gabriel
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor
Oluwatobiloba Amusan
Rosemary Chukwuma
42.75
4 × 400 metres relay
details
 Jamaica (JAM)
Christine Day
Anastasia Le-Roy
Janieve Russell
Stephenie Ann McPherson
3:24.00  Nigeria (NGR)
Patience Okon George
Glory Onome Nathaniel
Praise Idamadudu
Yinka Ajayi
3:25.29  Botswana (BOT)
Galefele Moroko
Christine Botlogetswe
Loungo Matlhaku
Amantle Montsho
3:26.86
Marathon
details
Helalia Johannes
 Namibia
2:32:40 Lisa Jane Weightman
 Australia
2:33:23 Jessica Trengove
 Australia
2:34:09
20 kilometres walk
details
Jemima Montag
 Australia
1:32:50 Alana Barber
 New Zealand
1:34:18 Bethan Davies
 Wales
1:36:08
High jump
details
Levern Spencer
 Saint Lucia
1.95 m Morgan Lake
 England
1.93 m Nicola McDermott
 Australia
1.91 m PB
Pole vault
details
Alysha Newman
 Canada
4.75 m GR Eliza McCartney
 New Zealand
4.70 m Nina Kennedy
 Australia
4.60 m
Long jump
details
Christabel Nettey
 Canada
6.84 m Brooke Stratton
 Australia
6.77 m Shara Proctor
 England
6.75 m
Triple jump
details
Kimberley Williams
 Jamaica
14.64 m Shanieka Ricketts
 Jamaica
14.52 m Thea LaFond
 Dominica
13.92 m
Shot put
details
Danniel Thomas-Dodd
 Jamaica
19.36 m Valerie Adams
 New Zealand
18.70 m Brittany Crew
 Canada
18.32 m
Discus throw
details
Dani Stevens
 Australia
68.26 m GR Seema Antil
 India
60.41 m Navjeet Dhillon
 India
57.43 m
Hammer throw
details
Julia Ratcliffe
 New Zealand
69.94 m Alexandra Hulley
 Australia
68.20 m Lara Nielsen
 Australia
65.03 m
Javelin throw
details
Kathryn Mitchell
 Australia
68.92 m GR Kelsey-Lee Roberts
 Australia
63.89 m Sunette Viljoen
 South Africa
62.08 m
Heptathlon
details
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
 England
6255 pts Nina Schultz
 Canada
6133 pts Niamh Emerson
 England
6043 pts

Women's para-sport[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres (T35)
details
Isis Holt
 Australia
13.58 Maria Lyle
 Scotland
15.14 Brianna Coop
 Australia
15.63
100 metres (T38)
details
Sophie Hahn
 England
12.46 GR Rhiannon Clarke
 Australia
13.17 Olivia Breen
 Wales
13.35
1500 metres (T54)
details
Madison de Rozario
 Australia
3:34.06 Angela Ballard
 Australia
3:36.85 Diane Roy
 Canada
3:36.97
Marathon (T54)
details
Madison de Rozario
 Australia
1:44:00 Eliza Ault-Connell
 Australia
1:44:13 Jade Jones
 England
1:44:20
Long jump (T38)
details
Olivia Breen
 Wales
4.86 m GR Erin Cleaver
 Australia
4.36 m Taylor Doyle
 Australia
4.22 m
Javelin throw (F46)
details
Hollie Arnold
 Wales
44.43 m WR GR Holly Robinson
 New Zealand
43.32 m Friana Kwevira
 Vanuatu
24.54 m

Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ 'Share the dream' – the Games that celebrated disability sports. The Guardian (2018-04-15). Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ Commonwealth Games: Two Indians sent home for violating 'no-needles' policy. BBC Sport (2018-04-13). Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  4. ^ Commonwealth Games: Singapore para athlete Khairi Ishak banned after failing dope test. Straits Times (2018-04-13). Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  5. ^ Belam, Martin (2018-04-15). Commonwealth Games: the Gold Coast performances that didn't go to plan. The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  6. ^ Commonwealth Games 2018: Australia athletes banned for doping. The Australian (2018-04-12). Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  7. ^ Games hopeful Jessica Peris tests positive for banned substance Commonwealth Games hopeful Jessica Peris tests positive for banned substance. The Guardian (2018-02-20). Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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