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The 1930 British Empire Games was the first of what later became known as the Commonwealth Games was held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Area: 1,117. ...

Events included Athletics, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rowing, Swimming, and Wrestling. The opening ceremonies and may events were held at the Civic Stadium (now Ivor Wynne Stadium) in east Hamilton. Athletics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Men playing bowls Bowls (or Lawn Bowls) is a precision sport where the goal is to roll slightly radially asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the jack) than ones opponent is able to do. ... Rowing refers to several forms of physical activity: For rowing boats in general, see Watercraft rowing. ... Swimming is the method by which humans (or other animals) move themselves through water in a method not involving simply walking on the bottom. ... Wrestling may refer to: Sport wrestling Professional wrestling grappling This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...



Flag of British Guiana Guyana CGA Logo British Guiana at the 1930 British Empire Games was represented by a total of seven atheletes and abbreviated ???. British Guiana one of only eleven countries to be represented at the inaugural Games. ...

Medals by country

(Host nation in bold.)

Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. England 25 23 13 61
2. Canada Canada 20 15 19 54
3. South Africa South Africa 6 4 7 17
4. New Zealand New Zealand 3 4 2 9
4. Scotland 2 3 4 9
6. Australia Australia 3 4 1 8
7. Wales 0 2 1 3
8. Guyana Guyana 0 1 1 2
9. Ireland 0 1 0 1
10. Newfoundland 0 0 0 0
10. Bermuda Bermuda 0 0 0 0

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Medals by event


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 Yards Men Percy Williams (CAN) 9.9 Ernest Page (ENG) 10.2e Johnny Fitzpatrick (CAN)
220 Yards Men Stanley Engelhart (ENG) 21.8 Johnny Fitzpatrick (CAN) William Walters (SAF)
440 Yards Men Alex Wilson (CAN) 48.8 William Walters (SAF) 48.9e George Golding (AUS)
880 Yards Men Tommy Hampson (ENG) 00:01:52 Reg Thomas (ENG) 1:55.5e Alex Wilson (CAN) 1:55.6e
1 Mile Men Reg Thomas (ENG) 00:04:14 William Whyte (AUS) 4:17.0e Jerry Cornes (ENG)
3 Miles Men Stan Tomlin (ENG) 00:14:27 Alex Hillhouse (AUS) 14:27.6e Jack Winfield (ENG) 14:28e
6 Miles Men John "Billy" Savidan (NZL) 00:30:50 Ernie Harper (ENG) 31:01.6e Tom Evenson (ENG)
Marathon Men Dunky Wright (SCO) 02:43:43 Sam Ferris (ENG) +880yd Johnny Miles (CAN) +300yd
3000 Metres Steeplechase Men George Bailey (ENG) 00:09:52 Alex Hillhouse (AUS) Vernon Morgan (ENG)
120 Yards Hurdles Men Lord Burghley (ENG) 14.6 Howard Davies (SAF) 14.7e Fred Gaby (ENG)
440 Yards Hurdles Men Lord Burghley (ENG) 54.4 Roger Leigh-Wood (ENG) 55.9e Douglas Neame (ENG)
High Jump Men Johannes Viljoen (SAF) 1.9 Colin Gordon (BGU) 1.88 William Stargratt (CAN) 1.85
Pole Vault Men Vic Pickard (CAN) 3.73 Howard Ford (ENG) 3.73 Robert Stoddard (CAN)
Long Jump Men Len Hutton (CAN) 7.2 Reginald Revans (ENG) 6.96 Johannes Viljoen (SAF) 6.86
Triple Jump Men Gordon Smallacombe (CAN) 14.76 Reginald Revans (ENG) 14.29 Len Hutton (CAN) 13.9
Shot Men Harry Hart (SAF) 14.58 Robert "Bonzo" Howland (ENG) 13.46 Charlie Herman (CAN) 12.98
Discus Men Harry Hart (SAF) 41.43 Charlie Herman (CAN) 41.22 Abe Zvonkin (CAN) 41.17
Hammer Men Malcolm Nokes (ENG) 47.13 Bill Britton (IRE) 46.89 John Cameron (CAN) 44.45
Javelin Men Stanley Lay (NZL) 63.13 Doral Pilling (CAN) 55.93 Harry Hart (SAF) 53.21
4 x 110 Yards Relay Men Canada (CAN) 42.2 England (ENG) 42.7e South Africa (SAF)
4 x 440 Yards Relay Men England (ENG) 00:03:19 Canada (CAN) 3:19.8e South Africa (SAF)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Singles Men Robert Colquhoun (ENG) J.G. Thomas (SAF) William Fielding (NZL)
Pairs Men Tommy Hills & George Wright (ENG) William Fielding & Peter McWhannell (NZL) W.H. Moore & Arthur Reid (CAN)
Fours Men England (ENG) Canada (CAN) Scotland † (SCO)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men Jacob Smith (SAF) Thomas Pardoe (ENG) Ross Galloway (CAN)
Bantamweight Men Harry Mizler (ENG) Tommy Holt (SCO) John Keller (CAN)
Featherweight Men F.R. Meacham (ENG) Lawrence Stevens (SAF) Alex Lyon (SCO)
Lightweight Men James Rolland (SCO) Cosmos Canzano (CAN) Albert Love (ENG)
Welterweight Men Leonard Hall (SAF) Howard Williams (CAN) F. Brooman (ENG)
Middleweight Men Frederick Mallin (ENG) Dudley Gallagher (AUS) E Pearce (SAF)
Light Heavyweight Men Joe Goyder (ENG) Joey Basson (ENG) A Pitcher (CAN)
Heavyweight Men Victor Stuart (ENG) William Skimming (CAN)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Single Sculls Men Henry "Bobby" Pearce (AUS) 00:08:04 Jack Beresford (ENG) Fred Bradley (ENG)
Double Sculls Men Elswood Bole & Bob Richards (CAN) 00:07:48
Coxless Fours Men F.M.L Fitzwilliams, A.J. Halby, Arthur Edwards & Humphrey Boardman (ENG) 00:07:05 J. Gayner, J. Fleming, O.G. Bellew & H.J. Pelham (CAN) +2 lgths Barry Johnson, Vic Olsson, Alex Ross & Charley Saunders (NZL)
Coxed Fours Men Mick Brough, John MacDonald, Ben Waters, Bert Sandos & Arthur Eastwood (NZL) 00:08:02 B.L. Gales, R.S. Evans, J.A. Butler, H.R. McCuaig & A. Miles (CAN) +2 lgths J.I. Matthews, F.O. Gomes, B.P. Bagley, E.M. Gonsalves & J. Jardine (BGU)
Eights Men England (ENG) 00:06:37 New Zealand (NZL) +0.75 lgths Canada (CAN) +4 lgths


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 Yards Freestyle Men Munroe Bourne (CAN) 56 Norman Brooks (ENG) 56.1 Bert Gibson (CAN)
400 Yards Freestyle Men Noel Ryan (AUS) 00:04:40 Gordon Bridson (NZL) 00:04:46 George Burleigh (CAN)
1500 Yards Freestyle Men Noel Ryan (AUS) 00:18:55 Gordon Bridson (NZL) 00:19:41 George Burleigh (CAN)
100 Yards Backstroke Men James "Bill" Trippett (ENG) 00:01:05 Willie Francis (SCO) 00:01:06 John Besford (ENG) 00:01:07
200 Yards Breaststroke Men Jack Aubin (CAN) 00:02:38 Stanley Bell (ENG) 00:02:40 Reggie Flint (ENG) 00:02:45
4 x 200 Yards Freestyle Relay Men Canada (CAN) 00:08:42 England (ENG) 00:08:43


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 Metres Springboard Diving Men Alfred Phillips (CAN) 147 Cyril Kennett (CAN) 138 Arthur Stott (CAN) 127
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Men Alfred Phillips (CAN) 90.6 Samuel Walker (CAN) 83.3 Terry Scott (ENG) 82.3


Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 Yards Freestyle Women Joyce Cooper (ENG) 00:01:07 Ellen King (SCO) 00:01:07 Valerie Davies (WAL)
400 Yards Freestyle Women Joyce Cooper (ENG) 00:05:25 Valerie Davies (WAL) 00:05:28 Sarah Stewart (SCO)
100 Yards Backstroke Women Joyce Cooper (ENG) 00:01:15 Valerie Davies (WAL) 00:01:17 Phyllis Harding (ENG) 00:01:18
200 Yards Breaststroke Women Celia Wolstenholme (ENG) 00:02:55 Margery Hinton (ENG) 00:03:04 Ellen King (SCO)
4 x 100 Yards Freestyle Relay Women England (ENG) 00:04:33 Canada (CAN) 00:04:33 Scotland (SCO) 00:04:37


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 Metres Springboard Diving Women Oonagh Whitsett (SAF) 90.1 Doris Ogilvie (CAN) 89.7 Mollie Bailey (CAN) 88.7
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Women Pearl Stoneham (CAN) 39.3 Helen McCormack (CAN) 38.3


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight Men James Trifunov (CAN) Joseph Reid (ENG)
Featherweight Men Cliff Chilcott (CAN)
Lightweight Men Howard Thomas (CAN) Harold Angus (ENG)
Welterweight Men Reg Priestley (CAN) Harry Johnson (ENG)
Middleweight Men Mike Chepwick (CAN) Stanley Bissell (ENG) Max Thiel (SAF)
Light Heavyweight Men Bill McIntyre (CAN) Edgar Bacon (ENG)
Heavyweight Men Earl McCready (CAN) Alex Sanguine (ENG)

Commonwealth Games
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Nations at the 1930 British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada
Australia | Bermuda | British Guiana | Canada | England | New Zealand | Newfoundland | Northern Ireland | Scotland | South Africa | Wales

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