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Encyclopedia > 1930 Commonwealth Games
Participating countries
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The 1930 British Empire Games were the first of what later become known as the Commonwealth Games, and were held in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... Nickname: Ambitious City, Steeltown, The Hammer Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: Country  Province Canada  Ontario Incorporated June 9, 1846 [1] Mayor Fred Eisenberger City Council Hamilton City Council Representatives MPs and MPPs Area    - City 1,138. ...


The events included Athletics, Boxing, Lawn Bowls, Rowing, Swimming, and Wrestling. The opening ceremonies and many events were held at the Civic Stadium (now Ivor Wynne Stadium) in east Hamilton. A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Professional boxing bout featuring Ricardo Domínguez (left) versus Rafael Ortíz Boxing, also called pugilism (from Latin), prizefighting (when referring to professional boxing) or the sweet science[1] is a sport and martial art in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a... 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. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Chris and Mitch Gansen in their room. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... Ivor Wynne Stadium (originally known as Civic Stadium) is a Canadian football stadium located in Hamilton, Ontario. ...

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Participating Teams

There were 11 teams participating in these first British Empire Games:

  • Newfoundland
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland

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Medals by country

Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 England 25 23 13 61
2 Canada 20 15 19 54
3 South Africa 6 4 7 17
4 New Zealand 3 4 2 9
5 Australia 3 4 1 8
6 Scotland 2 3 5 10
7 Wales 0 2 1 3
8 British Guiana 0 1 1 2
9 Ireland 0 1 0 1
10 Bermuda 0 0 0 0
Newfoundland 0 0 0 0
  Medal Totals 59 57 49 165

Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... Image File history File links Canadian_Red_Ensign. ... Image File history File links South_Africa_Red_Ensign. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... This article is about the country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_British_guiana_1919-1954. ... British Guiana and its boundary lines, 1896 Flag of British Guiana British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. ... Image File history File links The flag of leinster. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... Image File history File links Newfoundland_Red_Ensign. ... For other uses, see Newfoundland (disambiguation). ...

Medals by event

Athletics

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 (IRL) 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)

John C. Johnny Miles, C.M. (October 30, 1905 – June 15, 2003) was a Canadian marathon runner. ...

Bowls

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)

Boxing

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)

Rowing

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

In the Double Sculls event only Canada was represented, so the organisers simply invited a couple of crews from the United States of America to provide some opposition. Jack Beresford, (1899-December 3, 1977) one of the most accomplished rowers of his generation, he won medals at 5 straight Olympics, which was an Olympic record in rowing (since tied by Steven Redgrave). ...


Swimming

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

Diving

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 Thomas Scott (ENG) 82.3

Swimming

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

Diving

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

Wrestling

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)

External links

  • Commonwealth Games Official Site
  • 1930 British Empire Games at the official Guernsey site
  • 1930 British Empire Games - Australian Commonwealth Games official website


Commonwealth Games
British Empire Games:
1930 | 1934 | 1938 | 1950
British Empire and Commonwealth Games:
1954 | 1958 | 1962 | 1966
British Commonwealth Games:
1970 | 1974
Commonwealth Games:
1978 | 1982 | 1986 | 1990 | 1994 | 1998 | 2002 | 2006 | 2010 | 2014
Nations at the 1930 British Empire Games in Hamilton, Canada
Australia | Bermuda | British Guiana | Canada | England | New Zealand | Newfoundland | Ireland | Scotland | South Africa | Wales

 
 

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