2010 Commonwealth Games, Athletics


Out of the six sports that featured in the events of the first Commonwealth Games, athletics was one of them. Athletics is an important sport and has remained a part of Commonwealth Games from the time of the inception of this grand sporting event. While in the first Commonwealth Games that was held in the year 1930 in Hamilton, 10 countries had participated in this sport, the 2006 Commonwealth Games saw the participation 61 countries.

Athletics is also known as 'track and field athletics' and involve a set of sports like running, jumping, and throwing. The athletics program of the Commonwealth Games includes mainly Walks, Track and Field and Marathon. Both men and women representing different Commonwealth members fight for the three positions in the athletics section. Till now England has won the maximum number of gold medals in Commonwealth Games, which is followed by Australia.

The three main categories of athletics are further divided into various sub categories. Running, throwing and jumping are the three main sub categories of Track and Field.

In the Walking section of athletics, race walking is the most important one. Athletes taking part in long-distance event of race have to walk 50 km to win 3 gold medals that include 1 for men and 2 for men.

While running includes sprints of 100m, 200m and 400m, middle distance covers 500m and 1500 m and long distance of 3000 m, 5000 m and 10,000 m. In addition, this section of running also includes relays and hurdles races. The final category of Track and Field, jumping, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump Pole Vault is included. In the category of throwing, various events that include Shot Put, Discus, Hammer Throw and Javelin form the major sub categories.

The 'long-distance running' or Marathon is held where the participants have to compete for two gold medals.

Commonwealth Games has the unique inclusion of Elite Athletes with a Disability also known as EAD; this is an important part of this sporting event. This includes events like 100 m, 200 m as well as 800 m running of short distance. Other events like discus throw and shot put are also included.

In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was held in Delhi, all events of athletics were conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The participants competed for 69 medals. 44 events of 46 events were scheduled to be held from 6th to 12th October. The individual athletics consisted of 3 athletes for each event. The events for men and women included the following:

1.Track

  • 100 m
  • 200 m
  • 400 m
  • 800 m
  • 1500 m
  • 3000 m Steeplechase
  • 5000 m
  • 10000 m
  • 110 m H
  • 400 m H
  • 4x100 m Relay
  • 4x400 m Relay

2.Throws

  • Shot Put
  • Discus Throw
  • Hammer Throw
  • Javelin Throw

3.Jumps

  • Long Jump
  • High Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Pole Vault

4.Combined

  • Decathlon

5.Road

  • Marathon
  • 20 km Walk

Below is a list of the result of Athletics 2010 Commonwealth Games

Event Men Position Country
10000m Moses Kipsiro 1 - Gold Uganda
100m Lerone Ephraime Clarke 1 - Gold Jamaica
Tea100m Para Sport T46 m Simon Patmore 1 - Gold Australia
110m Hurdles Andrew Turner 1 - Gold Kenya
1500m Silas Kiplagat 1 - Gold Australia
1500m Para Sport Wheelchair Kurt Fearnley 1 - Gold Australia
200m Leon Baptiste 1 - Gold England
20km Walk Jarrad Tallent 1 - Gold Australia
3000m Steeplechase Richard Mateelong 1 - Gold Kenya
4 x 100m Relay 1 - Gold England
4 x 400m Relay 1 - Gold Australia
400m Mark Kiprotich Muttai 1 - Gold Kenya
400m Hurdles David Greene 1 - Gold Wales
5000m - Men Moses Kipsiro 1 - Gold Uganda
Decathlon Jamie Adjetey-Nelson 1 - Gold Canada
Discus Throw Benn Harradine 1 - Gold Australia
Hammer Throw Christiaan Harmse 1 - Gold South Africa
High Jump Donald Thomas 1 - Gold Bahamas
Javelin Throw Jarrod Bannister 1 - Gold Australia
Long Jump Fabrice Lapierre 1 - Gold Australia
Marathon John Ekiru Kelai 1 - Gold Kenya
Pole Vault Steve Hooker 1 - Gold Australia
Shot Put Dylan Armstrong 1 - Gold Canada
Shot Put Para Sport Kyle Pettey 1 - Gold Canada
Triple Jump Tosin Oke 1 - Gold Nigeria


Event Women Position Country
10000m Doris Chepkwemo Changeywo 1 - Gold Kenya
100m Natasha Mayers 1 - Gold Jamaica
Tea100m Para Sport T37 m Katrina Hart 1 - Gold England
110m Hurdles Sally McLellan 1 - Gold Australia
1500m Nancy Jebet Lan'gat 1 - Gold Kenya
1500m Para Sport Wheelchair Diane Roy 1 - Gold Canada
200m Cydonie Mothersille 1 - Gold Cayman Islands
20km Walk Johanna Jackson 1 - Gold England
3000m Steeplechase Milcah Chemos Cheywa 1 - Gold Kenya
4 x 100m Relay 1 - Gold England
4 x 400m Relay 1 - Gold India
400m Amantle Montsho 1 - Gold Botswana Kenya
400m Hurdles Muizat Ajoke Odumosu 1 - Gold Nigeria
5000m Vivian J. Cheruiyot 1 - Gold Kenya
Discus Throw Krishna Poonia 1 - Gold India
Hammer Throw Sultana Frizell 1 - Gold Canada
Javelin Throw Sunette Stella Viljoen 1 - Gold South Africa
Long Jump Rhonda Watkins 1 - Gold Trinidad & Tobago
Marathon Irene Jerotich Kosgei 1 - Gold Kenya
Pole Vault Alana Boyd 1 - Gold Australia
Shot Put Valerie Vili 1 - Gold New Zealand
Shot Put Para Sport Louise Ellery 1 - Gold Australia
Triple Jump Trecia Smith 1 - Gold Jamaica


Last Updated on : 25 October 2010