List of Commonwealth Games records in athletics

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Commonwealth Games records in athletics are set by athletes competing from a range of nations within the Commonwealth of Nations.

The Commonwealth Games is a quadrennial event which began in 1930 as the British Empire Games. The Commonwealth Games Federation accepts only athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations and recognises records set at editions of the Commonwealth Games. The athletics events at the Games are divided into four groups: track events (including sprints, middle- and long-distance running, hurdling and relays), field events (including javelin, discus, hammer, pole vault, long and triple jumps), road events and combined events (triathlon, heptathlon and decathlon). There are also several track and field events held for disabled athletes.

Many Commonwealth Games records were set over distances using imperial measurements, such as the 100-yard dash, and (as a result of metric standardisation in 1966) many records belong to defunct events. The oldest record is George Bailey's 9:52.0 minutes in the seldom used men's two mile steeplechase, which was set at the inaugural Games. The two longest lasting records in current events were both set at the 1974 edition of the Games: Englishman Ian Thompson's record of 2:09:12 hours in the Marathon, and Tanzanian Filbert Bayi's record of 3:32.16 minutes in the 1500 metres, which was also a world record.

Nathan Deakes holds two Commonwealth Games records: the 20 km and 50 km walk events. Adekunle Adesoji and Chantal Petitclerc also hold two records each in the para-sports events.

Men's records[edit]

Ato Boldon (left) beat 200 m record holder Frankie Fredericks in 1998 to set the current 100 m record.
Former 50 km walk world record holder Nathan Deakes holds the record for the 50 km walk event.
Current triple jump world record holder Jonathan Edwards set the triple jump Commonwealth record in his home nation in 2002.

Statistics are correct as of April 2018

Event Record Name Nation Date Games Ref
100 m 9.88 Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 17 September 1998 1998 Kuala Lumpur
200 m 19.97 Frankie Fredericks  Namibia 26 August 1994 1994 Victoria
400 m 44.24 Kirani James  Grenada 30 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [1]
800 m 1:43.22 Steve Cram  England 31 July 1986 1986 Edinburgh
1500 m 3:32.16 WR Filbert Bayi  Tanzania 2 February 1974 1974 Christchurch [m 1][2]
5000 m 12:56.41 Augustine Choge  Kenya 20 March 2006 2006 Melbourne
10000 m 27:19.62 Joshua Cheptegei  Uganda 13 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [3]
Marathon 2:09:12 PB Ian Thompson  England 31 January 1974 1974 Christchurch [m 2][4]
110 m hurdles 13.08 Colin Jackson  Wales 28 January 1990 1990 Auckland
23 August 1994 1994 Victoria
400 m hurdles 48.05 PB Louis van Zyl  South Africa 23 March 2006 2006 Melbourne [5]
3000 m steeplechase 8:10.08 Conseslus Kipruto  Kenya 13 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [6]
High jump 2.36 m NR Clarence Saunders  Bermuda 1 February 1990 1990 Auckland [7]
Pole vault 5.80 m Steven Hooker  Australia 24 March 2006 2006 Melbourne
Long jump 8.41 m (+0.6 m/s) Luvo Manyonga  South Africa 11 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [8]
Triple jump 17.86 m Jonathan Edwards  England 28 July 2002 2002 Manchester
Shot put 22.45 m Tomas Walsh  New Zealand 8 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [9]
Discus throw 68.20 m Fedrick Dacres  Jamaica 13 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [10]
Hammer throw 80.26 m NR Nick Miller  England 8 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [11]
Javelin throw 88.75 m Marius Corbett  South Africa 21 September 1998 1998 Kuala Lumpur
Javelin throw(old design) 89.48 m Mike O'Rourke  New Zealand 9 October 1982 1982 Brisbane
Decathlon 8663 pts Daley Thompson  England 27–28 July 1986 1986 Edinburgh
20 km walk 1:19:34 Dane Bird-Smith  Australia 8 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [12]
50 km walk 3:42:53 Nathan Deakes  Australia 24 March 2006 2006 Melbourne [13]
4 × 100 m relay 37.58 Usain Bolt
Kemar Bailey-Cole
Nickel Ashmeade
Jason Livermore
 Jamaica 2 August 2014 2014 Glasgow [14]
4 × 400 m relay 2:59.03 Michael McDonald
Roxbert Martin
Gregory Haughton
Davian Clarke
 Jamaica 21 September 1998 1998 Kuala Lumpur [15]
Key:
WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bayi's world record stood for over five years, eventually being beaten by Sebastian Coe in 1979 (see World record progression 1500 metres). Furthermore, the time still stands as the Tanzanian national record.
  2. ^ Thompson's run was the British record from 1974 until 1983 when it was beaten by Geoff Smith.

Women's records[edit]

Current Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe broke the 5000 m record on home soil in 2002.
Jana Pittman retained her 400 m hurdles title with a record breaking run.

Statistics are correct as of April 2018

Event Record Name Nation Date Games Ref
100 m 10.85 Blessing Okagbare  Nigeria 28 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [16]
200 m 22.09 (+0.9 m/s) Shaunae Miller-Uibo  Bahamas 12 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [17]
400 m 50.10 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 8 October 2010 2010 Delhi [18]
800 m 1:56.68 Caster Semenya  South Africa 13 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [19]
1500 m 4:00.71 NR Caster Semenya  South Africa 10 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [20]
3000 m 8:32.17 Angela Chalmers  Canada 23 August 1994 1994 Victoria
5000 m 14:31.42 AR Paula Radcliffe  England 28 Jul 2002 2002 Manchester [21]
10000 m 31:27.83 PB Salina Kosgei  Kenya 30 Jul 2002 2002 Manchester [22]
Marathon 2:25:28 Lisa Martin  Australia 31 January 1990 1990 Auckland [23]
100 m hurdles 12.65 (+1.0 m/s) Brigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica 23 March 2006 2006 Melbourne [24]
400 m hurdles 53.82 Jana Pittman  Australia 23 March 2006 2006 Melbourne
3000 m steeplechase 9:19.51 Dorcus Inzikuru  Uganda 22 March 2006 2006 Melbourne
High jump 1.96 m Hestrie Cloete  South Africa 30 July 2002 2002 Manchester
Pole vault 4.75 m Alysha Newman  Canada 13 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [25]
Long jump 6.97 m Bronwyn Thompson  Australia 24 March 2006 2006 Melbourne
Triple jump 14.86 m Ashia Hansen  England 31 July 2002 2002 Manchester
Shot put 20.47 m Valerie Adams  New Zealand 9 October 2010 2010 Delhi [26]
Discus throw 68.26 m Dani Stevens  Australia 12 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [27]
Hammer throw 71.97 m Sultana Frizell  Canada 28 July 2014 2014 Glasgow [28]
Javelin throw 68.92 m AR Kathryn Mitchell  Australia 11 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [29]
Javelin throw(old design) 69.80 m Tessa Sanderson  England 31 July 1990 1986 Edinburgh
Heptathlon 6695 pts NR Jane Flemming  Australia 27–28 January 1990 1990 Auckland
20 km walk 1:32:46 Jane Saville  Australia 20 March 2006 2006 Melbourne [30]
4 × 100 m relay 41.83 Kerron Stewart
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Schillonie Calvert
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
 Jamaica 2 August 2014 2014 Glasgow [31]
4 × 400 m relay 3:23.83 Stephanie McPherson
Christine Day
Novlene Williams-Mills
Anastasia Le-Roy
 Jamaica 2 August 2014 2014 Glasgow
Key:
WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Athlete's personal best
Notes

Men's para-sports records[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Games Ref
100 m T11 11.26 (+1.5 m/s) Ananias Shikongo  Namibia 12 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [32]
100 m EAD 10.76 Adekunle Adesoji  Nigeria 2002 Manchester
100 m T12 10.80 (+1.5 m/s) Ndodomzi Ntutu  South Africa 12 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [33]
100 m T37 11.35 m (+0.8 m/s) Charl du Toit  South Africa 9 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [34]
200 m EAD T46 22.96 Heath Francis  Australia 2006 Melbourne
800 m wheelchair 1:44.94 Jeff Adams  Canada 1994 Victoria
1500 m T54 3:05.76 Richard Chiassaro  England 9 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [35]
Marathon T54 1:30:26 Kurt Fearnley  Australia 15 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [36]
Discus throw seated EAD F55–56 34.48 m Tanto Campbell  Jamaica 2006 Melbourne

Women's para-sports records[edit]

Event Record Name Nation Date Games Ref
100 m T38 12.46 (+0.9 m/s) Sophie Hahn  England 12 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [37]
800 m EAD T54 1:48.98 Chantal Petitclerc  Canada 2006 Melbourne
800 m wheelchair 1:52.93 Chantal Petitclerc  Canada 2002 Manchester
1500 m T54 3:36.97 Diane Roy  Canada 10 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [38]
Long jump T38 4.86 m (+1.4 m/s) Olivia Breen  Wales 8 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [39]
Shot put seated EAD F54–58 9.76 m Njideka Iyiazi  Nigeria 2006 Melbourne
Javelin Throw F46 44.43 m Hollie Arnold  Wales 9 April 2018 2018 Gold Coast [40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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