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Athletics At the 1978 Commonwealth Games
Athletics at the 11th Commonwealth Games
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Dates6-12 August 1978
Host cityEdmonton, Alberta, CanadaCanada
VenueCommonwealth Stadium
LevelSenior
Events38
Participation520 athletes from
39 nations
Records set4 Games records


At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +7.6 m/s)
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 Don Quarrie (JAM) 10.03 w  Allan Wells (SCO) 10.07 w  Hasely Crawford (TRI) 10.09 w
200 metres
(wind: +4.4 m/s)
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 Allan Wells (SCO) 20.12 w  James Gilkes (GUY) 20.18 w  Colin Bradford (JAM) 20.43 w
400 metres
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 Rick Mitchell (AUS) 46.34  Joseph Coombs (TRI) 46.54  Glenn Bogue (CAN) 46.63
800 metres
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 Mike Boit (KEN) 1:46.39  Seymour Newman (JAM) 1:47.30  Peter Lemashon (KEN) 1:47.57
1500 metres
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 David Moorcroft (ENG) 3:35.48  Filbert Bayi (TAN) 3:35.59  John Robson (SCO) 3:35.60
5000 metres
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 Henry Rono (KEN) 13:23.04  Mike Musyoki (KEN) 13:29.92  Brendan Foster (ENG) 13:31.35
10,000 metres
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 Brendan Foster (ENG) 28:13.65  Mike Musyoki (KEN) 28:19.14  Mike McLeod (ENG) 28:34.30
Marathon
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 Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 2:15:40  Jerome Drayton (CAN) 2:16:14  Paul Bannon (CAN) 2:16:52
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Henry Rono (KEN) 8:26.54  James Munyala (KEN) 8:32.21  Kip Rono (KEN) 8:34.07
110 metres hurdles
(wind: +6.2 m/s)
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 Berwyn Price (WAL) 13.70 w  Max Binnington (AUS) 13.73 w  Warren Parr (AUS) 13.73 w
400 metres hurdles
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 Daniel Kimaiyo (KEN) 49.48  Garry Brown (AUS) 50.04  Alan Pascoe (ENG) 50.09
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Scotland
Allan Wells
David Jenkins
Cameron Sharp
Drew McMaster
39.24  Trinidad and Tobago
Edwin Noel
Hasely Crawford
Christopher Brathwaite
Ephraim Serrette
39.29  Jamaica
Errol Quarrie
Colin Bradford
Oliver Heywood
Floyd Brown
39.33
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Kenya
Washington Njiri
Daniel Kimaiyo
Bill Koskei
Joel Ngetich
3:03.54  Jamaica
Clive Barriffe
Bertland Cameron
Colin Bradford
Floyd Brown
Seymour Newman*
3:04.00  Australia
John Higham
Chum Darvall
Garry Brown
Rick Mitchell
3:04.23
30 kilometres walk
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 Olly Flynn (ENG) 2:22:04  Willi Sawall (AUS) 2:22:59  Tim Erickson (AUS) 2:26:34
High jump
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 Claude Ferragne (CAN) 2.20 m  Greg Joy (CAN) 2.18 m  Dean Bauck (CAN)
 Brian Burgess (SCO)
2.15 m
Pole vault
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 Bruce Simpson (CAN) 5.10 m  Don Baird (AUS) 5.10 m  Brian Hooper (ENG) 5.00 m
Long jump
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 Roy Mitchell (ENG) 8.06 m (w)  Chris Commons (AUS) 8.04 m (w)  Suresh Babu (IND) 7.94 m (w)
Triple jump
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 Keith Connor (ENG) 17.21 m (w)  Ian Campbell (AUS) 16.93 m (w)  Aston Moore (ENG) 16.69 m
Shot put
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 Geoff Capes (ENG) 19.77 m  Bruno Pauletto (CAN) 19.33 m  Bishop Dolegiewicz (CAN) 18.45 m
Discus throw
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 Borys Chambul (CAN) 59.70 m  Brad Cooper (BAH) 57.30 m  Rob Gray (CAN) 55.48 m
Hammer throw
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 Peter Farmer (AUS) 71.10 m  Scott Neilson (CAN) 69.92 m  Chris Black (SCO) 68.14 m
Javelin throw
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 Phil Olsen (CAN) 84.00 m  Mike O'Rourke (NZL) 83.18 m  Peter Yates (ENG) 78.58 m
Decathlon
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 Daley Thompson (ENG) 8467 pts  Peter Hadfield (AUS) 7623 pts  Alan Drayton (ENG) 7484 pts

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +2.9 m/s)
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 Sonia Lannaman (ENG) 11.27 w  Raelene Boyle (AUS) 11.35 w  Denise Boyd (AUS) 11.37 w
200 metres
(wind: +5.1 m/s)
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 Denise Boyd (AUS) 22.82 w  Sonia Lannaman (ENG) 22.89 w  Colleen Beazley (AUS) 22.93 w
400 metres
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 Donna Hartley (ENG) 51.69  Verona Elder (ENG) 52.94  Bethanie Nail (AUS) 53.06
800 metres
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 Judy Peckham (AUS) 2:02.82  Tekla Chemabwai (KEN) 2:02.87  Jane Colebrook (ENG) 2:03.10
1500 metres
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 Mary Stewart (ENG) 4:06.34 GR  Chris Benning (ENG) 4:07.53  Penny Werthner (CAN) 4:08.14
3000 metres
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 Paula Fudge (ENG) 9:12.95  Heather Thomson (NZL) 9:20.69  Ann Ford (ENG) 9:24.05
100 metres hurdles
(wind: +3.6 m/s)
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 Lorna Boothe (ENG) 12.98w  Shirley Strong (ENG) 13.08w  Sharon Colyear (ENG) 13.17w
4 × 100 metres relay
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 England
Beverley Goddard
Kathy Smallwood
Sharon Colyear
Sonia Lannaman
43.70  Canada
Angela Bailey
Margaret Howe
Marjorie Bailey
Patty Loverock
44.26  Australia
Colleen Beazley
Denise Boyd
Lyn Jacenko
Roxanne Gelle
44.78
4 × 400 metres relay
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 England
Ruth Kennedy
Joslyn Hoyte
Verona Elder
Donna Hartley
3:27.19 GR  Australia
Bethanie Nail
Denise Boyd
Maxine Corcoran
Judy Peckham
3:28.65  Canada
Anne Mackie-Morelli
Debbie Campbell
Margaret Stride
Rachelle Campbell
3:35.83
High jump
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 Katrina Gibbs (AUS) 1.93 m GR  Debbie Brill (CAN) 1.90 m  Julie White (CAN) 1.83 m
Long jump
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 Sue Reeve (ENG) 6.59 m  Erica Hooker (AUS) 6.58 m  June Griffith (GUY) 6.52 m
Shot put
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 Gael Mulhall (AUS) 17.31 m  Carmen Ionesco (CAN) 16.45 m  Judy Oakes (ENG) 16.14 m
Discus throw
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 Carmen Ionesco (CAN) 62.16 m  Gael Mulhall (AUS) 57.60 m  Lucette Moreau (CAN) 56.64 m
Javelin throw
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 Tessa Sanderson (ENG) 61.34 m  Alison Hayward (CAN) 54.52 m  Laurie Kern (CAN) 53.60 m
Pentathlon
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 Diane Konihowski (CAN) 4768 pts GR  Sue Mapstone (ENG) 4222 pts  Yvette Wray (ENG) 4211 pts

Medal table

England's Dave Moorcroft won the men's 1500 metres.
Tessa Sanderson won her first major javelin title.

  *   Host nation (Canada)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England (ENG)1651233
2 Australia (AUS)611724
3 Canada (CAN)*681024
4 Kenya (KEN)54211
5 Scotland (SCO)2136
6 Jamaica (JAM)1225
7 Tanzania (TAN)1102
8 Wales (WAL)1001
9 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0213
10 New Zealand (NZL)0202
11 Guyana (GUY)0112
12 Bahamas (BAH)0101
13 India (IND)0011
Totals (13 nations)383839115


Participating nations

References


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