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1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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VII British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1962 Perth Commonwealth Games .png
Host city Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nations participating 35
Athletes participating 863
Events 104
Opening ceremony 22 November
Closing ceremony 1 December
Officially opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Athlete's Oath Ivan Lund
Main venue Perry Lakes Stadium

The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games were held in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962. Athletic events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in the suburb of Floreat and swimming events at Beatty Park in North Perth. They were held after the 1962 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.


Most venues other than the specifically constructed Beatty Park, and Perry Lakes Stadium, were existing facilities.[1]

Participating teams

Countries that participated
Countries that participated

35 teams were represented at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

Participating Commonwealth countries and territories

Medals by country

Note: The medals used at these Games were the first to have a neck chain. All previous games had their medals in presentation boxes.

  *   Host nation (Australia)

1 Australia (AUS)*383631105
2 England (ENG)29222778
3 New Zealand (NZL)10121032
4 Pakistan (PAK)8109
5 Canada (CAN)4121531
6 Scotland (SCO)47314
7 Ghana (GHA)3519
8 Jamaica (JAM)3115
9 Kenya (KEN)2215
10 Singapore (SIN)2002
11 Uganda (UGA)1146
12 Rhodesia and Nyasaland (FRN)0257
13 Wales (WAL)0246
14 Bahamas (BAH)0101
15 Fiji (FIJ)0022
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0022
17 Barbados (BAR)0011
 British Guiana (BGU)0011
 Jersey (JEY)0011
 Malaya (Malaya)0011
 Northern Ireland (NIR)0011
 Papua and New Guinea0011
Totals (22 nations)104104112320

Medals by event


Venue: Perry Lakes Stadium, Floreat


Venue: Dalkeith Nedlands Bowling Club, Dalkeith[2]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Singles (details) Men  David Bryant (ENG)  Joseph Watson Black (SCO)  Alan Bradley (FRN)
Pairs (details) Men  Robert McDonald & Hugh Robson (NZL)  Thomas Hamill & Michael Purdon (SCO)  Charles Jackson & William Jackson (FRN)
Rinks (details) Men  England – Skippered by Sid Drysdale  Scotland  Rhodesia and Nyasaland


Venue: Perry Lakes Boxing Stadium, Floreat

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men  Bobby Mallon (SCO)  Cassis Aryee (GHA)  Philip Waruinge (KEN)
 Mike Pye (ENG)
Bantamweight Men  Jeff Dynevor (AUS)  Sammy Abbey (GHA)  J. Sentongo (UGA)
 Peter Benneyworth (ENG)
Featherweight Men  John McDermott (SCO)  Ali Juma (KEN)  Turori George (NZL)
 Ted Stone (AUS)
Lightweight Men  Eddie Blay (GHA)  Kesi Odongo (UGA)  Paddy Donovan (NZL)
 Brian Whelan (ENG)
Light Welterweight Men  Clement Quartey (GHA)  Dick McTaggart (SCO)  H. Reti (CAN)
 Brian Brazier (ENG)
Welterweight Men  Wallace Coe (NZL)  John Pritchett (ENG)  Albert Turmel (JER)
Light Middleweight Men  Harold Mann (CAN)  Brian Benson (FRN)  F. Nyangweso (UGA)
 Kenneth Hopkins (PNG)
Middleweight Men  Cephas Colquhoun (JAM)  Thomas Arimi (GHA)  Moses Evans (FIJ)
Light Heavyweight Men  Tony Madigan (AUS)  Jojo Miles (GHA)  Hans Christie (NIR)
 Tom Menzies (SCO)
Heavyweight Men  George Oywello (UGA)  Bill Kini (NZL)  Holgar Johansen (FIJ)
 Graham Robinson (AUS)


Track cycling

Venue: Lake Monger Velodrome, Ledderville

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Time Trial Men  Peter Bartels (AUS) 00:01:13  Ian Chapman (AUS) 00:01:13  Roger Whitfield (ENG) 00:01:14
Sprint Men  Tom Harrison (AUS)  Karl Barton (ENG)  Ian Browne (AUS)
Individual Pursuit Men  Maxwell Langshaw (AUS) 00:05:08  Richard Hine (AUS) 00:05:13  Harry Jackson (ENG) 00:05:14
10 Miles Scratch Men  Doug Adams (AUS) 00:22:11  Warren Johnston (NZL)  John Clarey (ENG)

Road cycling

Venue: Kings Park,[3] Perth

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road Race Men  Wes Mason (ENG) 05:20:26  Anthony Walsh (NZL) 05:20:27  Laurie Byers (NZL) 05:20:27


Venue: Victoria Park Army Drill Hall, Victoria Park

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil Men  Sandy Leckie (SCO)  Allan Jay (ENG)  Ralph Cooperman (ENG)
Foil – Team Men  England  Australia  Canada
Épée Men  Ivan Lund (AUS)  John Pelling (ENG)  Peter Jacobs (ENG)
Épée – Team Men  England  Australia  Canada
Sabre Men  Ralph Cooperman (ENG)  Benedek Simo (CAN)  John Andru (CAN)
Sabre – Team Men  England  Canada  New Zealand
Foil Women  Melody Coleman (NZL)  Johanna Winter (AUS)  Janet Hopner (AUS)


Venue: Canning River, Applecross

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single sculls Men  James Hill (NZL) 00:07:40  Bill Barry (ENG) 00:07:45  Ian Tutty (AUS) 00:07:49
Double sculls Men  George Justicz & Nicholas Birkmyre (ENG) 00:06:52  Peter Watkinson & Murray Watkinson (NZL) 00:06:54  Barclay Wade & Graeme Squires (AUS) 00:07:01
Coxless pairs Men  Stewart Farquharson & Jim Lee-Nicholson (ENG) 00:07:04  Graham Lawrence & Murray Lawrence (NZL) 00:07:08  Rodger Ninham & William Hatfield (AUS) 00:07:10
Coxless fours Men  Chris Davidge, Michael Clay, John Beveridge & John Tilbury (ENG) 00:06:31  David Edwards, Jeremy Luke, Richard Luke & John Edwards (WAL) 00:06:32  Eldon Worobieff, Thomas Gray, Thomas Stokes & Ray McIntosh (CAN) 00:06:35
Coxed fours Men  Winston Stephens, Keith Heselwood, Hugh Smedley, George Paterson & Douglas Pulman (NZL) 00:06:48  David Ramage, Derek Norwood, David Caithness, David John & Phillip Sarah (AUS) 00:06:49  John Russell, Richard Knight, John Vigurs, Colin Porter & Michael Howard-Johnston (ENG) 00:07:05
Eights Men  Australia 00:05:53  New Zealand 00:05:54  England 00:06:09


Venue: Beatty Park, Leederville

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 yd freestyle  Dick Pound (CAN) 55.8  Bob McGregor (SCO) 56.1  David Dickson (AUS) 56.1
440 yd freestyle  Murray Rose (AUS) 4:20.0  Allan Wood (AUS) 4:22.5  Bob Windle (AUS) 4:23.1
1650 yd freestyle  Murray Rose (AUS) 17:18.1  Bob Windle (AUS) 17:44.5  Allan Wood (AUS) 17:55.6
110 yd backstroke  Graham Sykes (ENG) 1.04.5  Julian Carroll (AUS) 1:05.4  Wayne Vincent (AUS) 1:06.2
220 yd backstroke  Julian Carroll (AUS) 2:20.9  Tony Fingleton (AUS) 2:21.0  Alan Robertson (NZL) 2:23.0
110 yd breaststroke  Ian O'Brien (AUS) 1:11.4  William Burton (AUS) 1:13.9  Steve Rabinovich (CAN) 1:14.1
220 yd breaststroke  Ian O'Brien (AUS) 2:38.2  William Burton (AUS) 2:42.1  Neil Nicholson (ENG) 2:42.6
110 yd butterfly  Kevin Berry (AUS) 59.5  Neville Hayes (AUS) 1:02.3  Aldwin Meinhardt (CAN) 1:02.6
220 yd butterfly  Kevin Berry (AUS) 2:10.8  Neville Hayes (AUS) 2:16.3  Brett Hill (AUS) 2:18.7
440 yd individual medley  Alex Alexander (AUS) 5:15.3  John Oravainen (AUS) 5:16.3  John Kelso (CAN) 5:16.5
4×110 yd freestyle relay  Australia
David Dickson
Murray Rose
Peter Doak
Peter Phelps
3:43.9  Canada
Aldwin Meinhardt
Sandy Gilchrist
Jack Kelso
Dick Pound
3:48.3  England
Rodney Clayden
John Martin-Dye
Peter Kendrew
Stanley Clarke
4×220 yd freestyle relay  Australia
Allan Wood
Anthony Strahan
Murray Rose
Bob Windle
8:13.4  Canada
Aldwin Meinhardt
Sandy Gilchrist
Jack Kelso
Dick Pound
8:42.4  England
John Martin-Dye
Peter Kendrew
Richard Campion
Stanley Clarke
4×110 yd medley relay  Australia
David Dickson
Ian O'Brien
Julian Carroll
Kevin Berry
4:12.4  England
Graham Sykes
Neil Nicholson
Peter Kendrew
Terry Glenville
4:19.9  Canada
Aldwin Meinhardt
Jack Kelso
Dick Pound
Steve Rabinovich

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
110 yd freestyle  Dawn Fraser (AUS) 59.5  Robin Thorn (AUS) 1:03.8  Mary Stewart (CAN) 1:04.4
440 yd freestyle  Dawn Fraser (AUS) 4:51.4  Ilsa Konrads (AUS) 4:55.0  Liz Long (ENG) 5:00.4
110 yd backstroke  Linda Ludgrove (ENG) 1:11.1  Pam Sergeant (AUS) 1:11.5  Sylvia Lewis (ENG) 1:12.2
220 yd backstroke  Linda Ludgrove (ENG) 2:35.2  Sylvia Lewis (ENG) 2:36.7  Pam Sergeant (AUS) 2:37.5
110 yd breaststroke  Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) 1:21.3  Vivien Haddon (NZL) 1:21.3  Dorinda Fraser (ENG) 1:21.7
220 yd breaststroke  Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) 2:51.7  Jackie Enfield (ENG) 2:54.7  Vivien Haddon (NZL) 2:56.3
110 yd butterfly  Mary Stewart (CAN) 1:10.1  Anne Cotterill (ENG) 1:11.2  Linda McGill (AUS) 1:11.6
440 yd individual medley  Anita Lonsbrough (ENG) 5:38.6  Linda McGill (AUS) 5:46.1  Jennifer Corish (AUS) 5:53.0
4×110 yd freestyle relay  Australia
Dawn Fraser
Lynette Bell
Robin Thorn
Ruth Everuss
4:11.0  Canada
M. Sevigny
M.P. Stewart
Patricia Thompson
Sara Barber
4:21.1  England
Diana Wilkinson
Elizabeth Long
Linda Amos
S. Keen
4×110 yd medley relay  Australia
Dawn Fraser
Linda McGill
Marguerite Ruygrok
Pamela Sergeant
4:45.9  England
Anita Lonsbrough
Diana Wilkinson
Linda Ludgrove
Mary Cotterill
4:47.9  Canada
A.J. Glendenning
M.P. Stewart
Patricia Thompson
Sara Barber


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 Metres Springboard Diving Men  Brian Phelps (ENG) 154.14  Thomas Dinsley (CAN) 147.22  Ernest Meissner (CAN) 145.03
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Men  Brian Phelps (ENG) 168.35  Graham Deuble (AUS) 151  Tony Kitcher (ENG) 150.81
3 Metres Springboard Diving Women  Susan Knight (AUS) 134.72  Liz Ferris (ENG) 132.74  Lorraine McArthur (AUS) 125.13
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Women  Susan Knight (AUS) 101.15  Margaret Austen (ENG) 98.93  Patricia Plowman (AUS) 91.79


Venue: South Perth City Hall, South Perth[4]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight – Overall Men  Chua Phung Kim (SIN) 322  Allen Salter (CAN) 310.5  Martin Dias (BGU) 306
Featherweight – Overall Men  George Newton (ENG) 326.5  Ieuan Owen (WAL) 292.5  Cheong Kam Hong (Malaya) 281
Lightweight – Overall Men  Carlton Goring (ENG) 351.5  Alan Oshyer (AUS) 340  Jimmy Moir (SCO) 340
Middleweight – Overall Men  Tan Howe Liang (SIN) 390  Pierre St.-Jean (CAN) 376  Horace Johnson (WAL) 372
Light Heavyweight – Overall Men  Phil Caira (SCO) 408  George Manners (ENG) 403.5  Peter Arthur (WAL) 392
Middle Heavyweight – Overall Men  Louis Martin (ENG) 469.5  Cosford White (CAN) 408  Jackie Samuel (TRI) 399
Heavyweight – Overall Men  Arthur Shannos (AUS) 465  Don Oliver (NZL) 465  Brandon Bailey (TRI) 440


Venue: Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men  Muhammad Niaz (PAK)  Peter Michienzi (CAN)  Warren Nisbet (NZL)
Bantamweight Men  Siraj-ud-Din (PAK)  Walter Pilling (ENG)  James Turnbull (SCO)
Featherweight Men  Ala-ud-Din (PAK)  Matti Jutila (CAN)  Albert Aspen (ENG)
Lightweight Men  Muhammad Ashraf (PAK)  Sid Marsh (AUS)  Kurt Boese (CAN)
Welterweight Men  Muhammad Bashir (PAK)  Philip Oberlander (CAN)  Len Allen (ENG)
Middleweight Men  Muhammad Faiz (PAK)  Michael Benarik (AUS)  Fred Thomas (NZL)
Light Heavyweight Men  Tony Buck (ENG)  Muhammad Saeed (PAK)  Jim Armstrong (AUS)
Heavyweight Men  Muhammad Niaz (PAK)  Ray Mitchell (AUS)  Denis McNamara (ENG)

See also


  1. ^ Shell Company of Australia (1962), Commonwealth Games, Perth 1962, Shell, retrieved 1 November 2014
  3. ^ "Games Road Race in Bush Setting". The Beverley Times. WA: National Library of Australia. 11 May 1962. p. 9. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Photograph of South Perth City Hall". State Library of Western Australia.

External links

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British Empire and Commonwealth Games
VII British Empire and Commonwealth Games
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