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Athletics At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games
The QE II Park was purpose-built for the 1974 Games.

At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch, New Zealand. 37 events were contested -- 23 by male and 14 by female athletes.

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Jamaica Don Quarrie 10.38 Kenya John Mwebi 10.51 Ghana Ohene Karikari 10.51
200 metres Jamaica Don Quarrie 20.73 Ghana George Daniels 20.97 New Zealand Bevan Smith 21.08
400 metres Kenya Charles Asati 46.04 Uganda Silver Ayoo 46.07 Tanzania Claver Kamanya 46.16
800 metres Kenya John Kipkurgat 1:43.91 Kenya Mike Boit 1:44.39 New Zealand John Walker 1:44.92
1500 metres Tanzania Filbert Bayi 3:32.16 WR New Zealand John Walker 3:32.52 Kenya Ben Jipcho 3:33.16
5000 metres Kenya Ben Jipcho 13:14.03 England Brendan Foster 13:14.06 England Dave Black 13:23.6
10,000 metres New Zealand Dick Tayler 27:46.40 England Dave Black 27:48.49 Kenya Richard Juma 27:56.96
Marathon England Ian Thompson 2:09:12 GR New Zealand Jack Foster 2:11:19 Eswatini Richard Mabuza 2:12:55
3000 metres steeplechase Kenya Ben Jipcho 8:20.67 Wales John Davies 8:24.8 Kenya Evans Mogaka 8:28.51
110 metres hurdles Kenya Fatwell Kimaiyo 13.69 Wales Berwyn Price 13.84 Australia Max Binnington 13.88
400 metres hurdles England Alan Pascoe 48.83 Australia Bruce Field 49.32 Kenya William Koskei 49.34
High jump Australia Gordon Windeyer 2.16 Australia Lawrie Peckham 2.14 Canada Claude Ferragne 2.12
Pole vault Australia Don Baird 5.05 Northern Ireland Mike Bull 5.00 England Brian Hooper 5.00
Long jump England Alan Lerwill 7.94 Australia Chris Commons 7.92 Ghana Joshua Owusu 7.75
Triple jump Ghana Joshua Owusu 16.5 India Mohinder Singh Gill 16.44 Ghana Moise Pomaney 16.23
Shot put England Geoff Capes 20.74 England Mike Winch 19.36 Canada Bruce Pirnie 18.68
Discus throw New Zealand Robin Tait 63.08 England Bill Tancred 59.48 England John Hillier 57.22
Hammer throw England Ian Chipchase 69.56 England Howard Payne 68.02 Australia Peter Farmer 67.48
Javelin throw England Charles Clover 84.92 England Dave Travis 79.92 Kenya John Mayaka 77.56
Decathlon Northern Ireland Mike Bull 7417 England Barry King 7277 Australia Rob Lethbridge 7270
20 miles road walk England John Warhurst 2:35:23 England Roy Thorpe 2:39:03 Australia Peter Fullager 2:42:09
4 x 100 metres relay  Australia
Andrew Ratcliffe
Graham Haskell
Greg Lewis
Laurie D'Arcy
39.31  Ghana
Albert Lomotey
George Kofi Daniels
Kofi Okyir
Ohene Karikari
39.61  Nigeria
Benedict Majekodunmi
James Olakunle
Kola Abdulai
Timon Oyebami
39.70
4 x 400 metres relay  Kenya
Charles Asati
Francis Musyoki
Julius Sang
Bill Koskei
3:04.43  England
Alan Pascoe
Andy Carter
John Wilson
Bill Hartley
3:06.66  Uganda
Pius Olowu
Samuel Kakonge
Silver Ayoo
William Dralu
3:07.45

Women

Medal table

New Zealand's John Walker won medals in the 800 and 1500 metres.

  *   Host nation (New Zealand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England (ENG)1013528
2 Australia (AUS)87722
3 Kenya (KEN)62614
4 Canada (CAN)42612
5 New Zealand (NZL)*2428
6 Northern Ireland (NIR)2103
7 Jamaica (JAM)2002
8 Ghana (GHA)1258
9 Nigeria (NGR)1124
10 Tanzania (TAN)1012
11 Wales (WAL)0213
12 Uganda (UGA)0112
13 India (IND)0101
 Scotland (SCO)0101
15 Eswatini (SWZ)0011
Totals (15 nations)373737111


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