1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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.

VII British Empire and Commonwealth Games
1962 Perth Commonwealth Games
Host cityPerth
CountryAustralia
Nations participating35
Athletes participating863
Events104
Opening ceremony22 November
Closing ceremony1 December
Officially opened byPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Athlete's OathIvan Lund
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Venues

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

Participating teams

Commonwealth games 1962 countries map
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).

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)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
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

Athletics

Venue: Perry Lakes Stadium, Floreat

Bowls

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  Scotland  Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Boxing

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)

Cycling

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

Fencing

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)

Rowing

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

Swimming

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 Rabinovitch (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
3:51.3
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
8:46.0
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 Rabinovitch
4:19.9

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
4:21.3
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
4:48.1

Diving

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

Weightlifting

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

Wrestling

Venue: Royal King's Park Tennis Club, Perth

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight Men  Muhammad Niaz Din (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

References

  1. ^ Shell Company of Australia (1962), Commonwealth Games, Perth 1962, Shell, retrieved 1 November 2014
  2. ^ "DALKEITH NEDLANDS BOWLING CLUB". DALKEITH NEDLANDS BOWLING CLUB. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  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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Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth, Australia. The stadium, set in the suburb of Floreat, was purpose-built for the competition. A total of 31 events were contested, of which 21 by male and 10 by female athletes. The competition was affected by hot weather and soldiers from the Australian Army were called upon to supply athletes with water throughout the competition. Heavy wind also affected the programme, with the sprints and jumps most affected by the conditions.

The 1962 Games saw the reintroduction of the men's 3000 metres steeplechase and the women's 880 yards – events which had both been absent for four editions, having previously been held at the 1934 British Empire Games. Kenyan Seraphino Antao's double gold in the sprints, an achievement which marked a breakthrough in the sport for his country. Dorothy Hyman completed the same feat on the women's side. Peter Snell won gold medals in both the 880 yds and the mile run. In the men's 3 miles race, Ron Clarke found himself outdone by reigning Olympics 5000 metres champion Murray Halberg. Women's thrower Valerie Young built upon her 1958 shot put gold with victories in both the shot put and discus throw.

One Games record was improved at the competition: Dixie Willis set a new mark in the women's 880 yards run.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's 100 yards

The men's 100 yards at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Friday 23 November and Saturday 24 November 1962.

The top four runners in each of the initial nine heats qualified for the second round. Those 36 runners competed in six heats in the second round, with the top two runners from each heat qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinals, and only the top three from each heat advanced to the final.

The event was won by Kenyan Seraphino Antao in 9.5 seconds, with the world record holder and favourite Canadian Harry Jerome finishing last, severely injured, in the final.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's 120 yards hurdles

The men's 120 yards hurdles at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November 1962.

The top two runners in each of the three heats qualified for the final.

The event was won by Pakistan's Ghulam Raziq in 14.3 seconds, ahead of Australia's Dave Prince and Laurie Taitt from England who won bronze. This was Pakistan's only medal in the track and field program.Uganda's Benson Ishiepai who won bronze in the 440 yards hurdles event, withdrew prior to the start of his heat.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's 1 mile

The men's 1 mile at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November and Saturday 1 December 1962.

32 runners competed in three heats in the first round, with the top three runners from each heat qualifying for the final.

The event was won by the world recorder holder and winner of the 880 yards event, New Zealander Peter Snell in 4:04.6. Snell finished 0.5 seconds ahead of his fellow countryman John Davies and Terrence Sullivan representing the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's hammer throw

The men's hammer throw at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 1 December 1962.

The event was won by Englishman Howard Payne with a throw of 202 ft 3 in (61.65 m). Payne won by 5 ft 11 1⁄2 in (1.82 m) ahead of the Australian pairing of Dick Leffler and Robert Brown.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's high jump

The men's high jump at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 24 November 1962.

The event was won by Australian Percy Hobson with a jump of 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), setting a new Games record. Hobson won by one inch ahead of fellow countryman Chilla Porter and Anton Norris from Barbados who won the bronze medal.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's javelin throw

The men's javelin throw at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 24 November 1962.

The event was won by Australian Alf Mitchell with a throw of 256 ft 3 in (78.11 m), breaking his personal best by over a foot. Mitchell won by 6 1⁄2 in (17 cm) ahead of the defending champion, Englishmen Colin Smith and fellow countryman Nick Birks who won the bronze medal. Mitchell throw also set a new Games record, eclipsing the mark that Smith had set in Cardiff four years earlier. The previous distance of 233 ft 10 1⁄2 in (71.29 m) was also bettered by Smith, Birks and Pakistan's Mohamad Nawaz who finished in fourth position.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's long jump

The men's long jump at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 24 November 1962.

The event was won by Ghanaian Michael Ahey with a jump of 26 ft 5 in (8.05 m), setting a new Games record. Ahey won by 1 ft 3⁄4 in (32 cm), ahead of New Zealand's Dave Norris and Wellesley Clayton from Jamaica who won the bronze medal.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's marathon

The men's marathon at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November 1962.

The event was won by the European champion, Englishman Brian Kilby in 2:21:17.0, setting a new Games record. Kilby won by 58.6 seconds ahead of the defending champion Australian Dave Power and another Australian Rod Bonella who won the bronze medal.New Zealand's Barry Magee who finished fourth in the 6 mile event earlier in the meet, was ruled unfit to start the race due to blistered feet.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's shot put

The men's shot put at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November 1962.

The event was won by Englishman Martyn Lucking with a throw of 59 ft 4 in (18.08 m). Lucking won by 1 1⁄2 in (4 cm), ahead of his training partner Scotsman Mike Lindsay and Dave Steen from Canada who won the bronze medal. Lucking's throw set a new Games record, eclipsing the mark that fellow Englishman Arthur Rowe had set in Cardiff four years earlier. The previous distance of 57 ft 8 in (17.58 m) was also bettered by Lindsay and Steen.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's triple jump

The men's triple jump at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November 1962.

The event was won by the defending champion Australian Ian Tomlinson with a jump of 53 ft 2 in (16.21 m), breaking his own Games record by over a foot. Tomlinson won by 4 3⁄4 in (12 cm), ahead of his compatriot John Baguley and Fred Alsop from England who won the bronze medal.Wales' Lynn Davies who had finished fourth in the long jump failed to record a single legal jump.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Women's 80 metres hurdles

The women's 80 metres hurdles at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November and Saturday 1 December 1962.

13 runners competed in two heats in the first round, with the top three runners from each heat qualifying for the final.

The event was won by Australia's Pam Kilborn ahead of the joint world record holder Betty Moore from England and New Zealander Avis McIntosh who won bronze. Kilborn won the final in a slow time of 10.9 seconds running into a headwind of 7.0 m/s.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Women's discus throw

The women's discus throw at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 1 December 1962.

The event was won by New Zealander Valerie Young who earlier won the shot put title. Young won by 11 ft 7 1⁄2 in (3.54 m) ahead of the Australian pairing of Rosslyn Williams and Mary McDonald and the defending champion, Englishwoman Suzanne Allday who finished in fourth. Young's throw of 164 ft 8 1⁄2 in (50.20 m) smashed the Games record set by Allday in Cardiff four years prior by 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m). Williams and McDonald also bettered the mark.

Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Women's javelin throw

The women's javelin throw at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Thursday 29 November 1962.

The event was won by Englishwoman Sue Platt with a throw of 164 ft 10 1⁄2 in (50.25 m). Platt won by 2 ft 1 in (64 cm), ahead of her fellow countrywoman Rosemary Morgan and the defending champion Anna Pazera from Australia who won the bronze medal.

Australia at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Australia hosted the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia and their team was abbreviated AUS. This was their seventh of 7 Commonwealth Games having participated in all Games meets up to these Games.

Canada at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Canada competed at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962.

England at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

England competed at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962.

Ghana at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

Ghana competed at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Western Australia, from 22 November to 1 December 1962.

New Zealand at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

New Zealand sent a team of 86 competitors and 11 officials to the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, which were held in Perth, Western Australia. The flagbearer at the opening ceremony was Murray Halberg.

New Zealand has competed in every games, starting with the first British Empire Games in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario. Selection is the responsibility of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

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