1970 British Commonwealth Games

The 1970 British Commonwealth Games (Scottish Gaelic: Geamannan a 'Cho-fhlaitheis Bhreatainn 1970) were held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 16 July to 25 July 1970. This was the first time the name British Commonwealth Games was adopted, the first time metric units rather than imperial units were used in all events, and also the first time the games were held in Scotland. Also, these games saw the first unique Games trademark logo: an emblem showing the Games emblem intertwined with a St Andrews Cross and a thistle. They were followed by the 1970 Commonwealth Paraplegic Games for wheelchair athletes.

IX British Commonwealth Games
Edinburgh 1970 Commonwealth Games
Host cityEdinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom
Nations participating42
Athletes participating1,744 (inc. officials)
Events121 events in 10 sports
Opening ceremony16 July
Closing ceremony25 July
Officially opened byPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Athlete's OathCrawford Fairbrother
Queen's Baton Final RunnerJim Alder
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Host selection

In August 1966, the bid vote was held in Jamaica. Edinburgh, Scotland with 18 votes beat Christchurch, New Zealand with 11.[1]

1970 British Commonwealth Games bidding results
City Country Votes
Edinburgh Scotland 18
Christchurch Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 11

Participating teams

Commonwealth games 1970 countries map
Countries that participated

42 teams were represented at the 1970 Games.
(Teams competing for the first time are shown in bold).

History

In December of the following year, an appeal fund was launched, aiming to raise £200,000 towards the cost of running the games.[2]

Medals by country

  *   Host nation (Scotland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Australia (AUS)36242282
2 England (ENG)27253284
3 Canada (CAN)18242466
4 Scotland (SCO)*681125
5 Kenya (KEN)53614
6 India (IND)53412
7 Pakistan (PAK)4329
8 Jamaica (JAM)4217
9 Uganda (UGA)3317
10 Northern Ireland (NIR)3159
11 New Zealand (NZL)26614
12 Wales (WAL)26412
13 Ghana (GHA)2327
14 Nigeria (NGR)2002
15 Malaysia (MAS)1113
16 British Hong Kong1001
17 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0437
18 Zambia (ZAM)0224
19 Singapore (SIN)0112
20 Barbados (BAR)0101
 Tanzania (TAN)0101
22 Fiji (FIJ)0011
 Gambia (GAM)0011
 Guyana (GUY)0011
 Isle of Man (IOM)0011
 Malawi (MAW)0011
 Saint Vincent0011
Totals (27 nations)121121133375

Medals by event

Badminton

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles Men  Jamie Paulson (CAN)  Paul Whetnall (ENG)  Ray Sharp (ENG)
Men's Doubles Men  Ng Boon Bee & Punch Gunalan (MAS)  Ng Tat Wai & Tan Soon Hooi (MAS)  Yves Paré & Jamie Paulson (CAN)
Women's Singles Women  Margaret Beck (ENG)  Gillian Perrin (ENG)  Margaret Boxall (ENG)
Women's Doubles Women  Margaret Boxall & Sue Whetnall (ENG)  Gillian Perrin & Julie Rickard (ENG)  Rosalind Singha Ang & Teoh Siew Yong (MAS)
Mixed Doubles Mixed  Derek Talbot & Margaret Boxall (ENG)  Roger Mills & Gillian Perrin (ENG)  David Eddy & Sue Whetnall (ENG)

Boxing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light Flyweight Men  James Odwori (UGA)  Anthony Davies (WAL)  P.J. Butterfield (AUS)
 Michael Abrams (ENG)
Flyweight Men  Dave Needham (ENG)  Leo Rwabwogo (UGA)  Alex McHugh (SCO)
 Davy Larmour (NIR)
Bantamweight Men  Sulley Shittu (GHA)  Samuel Mbugua (KEN)  Stewart Ogilvie (SCO)
 Courtney Atherly (GUY)
Featherweight Men  Philip Waruinge (KEN)  Deogratias Musoke (UGA)  Mir Samar (PAK)
 Alan Richardson (ENG)
Lightweight Men  Abayomi Adeyemi (NGR)  John Gillan (SCO)  Tatu Ghionga (MAW)
 Moses Mbogwa (KEN)
Light Welterweight Men  Mohamed Muruli (UGA)  Dai Davies (WAL)  Emmanuel Lawson (GHA)
 Paul Kayula (ZAM)
Welterweight Men  Emma Ankudey (GHA)  John Olulu (KEN)  Tommy Joyce (SCO)
 Shivaji Bhonsle (IND)
Light Middleweight Men  Tom Imrie (SCO)  Julius Luipa (ZAM)  Patrick Doherty (NIR)
 David Attan (KEN)
Middleweight Men  John Conteh (ENG)  Titus Simba (TAN)  Robert Murphy (AUS)
 Samuel Kasongo (ZAM)
Light Heavyweight Men  Fatai Ayinla (NGR)  Oliver Wright (JAM)  Victor Attivor (GHA)
 John Rafferty (SCO)
Heavyweight Men  Benson Masanda (UGA)  John McKinty (NIR)  Jack Meda (CAN)
 Leslie Stevens (ENG)

Cycling

Track

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Time Trial Men  Harry Kent (NZL) 00:01:09  Leslie King (TRI) 00:01:10  Jocelyn Lovell (CAN) 00:01:11
Sprint Men  John Nicholson (AUS)  Gordon Johnson (AUS)  Leslie King (TRI)
Individual Pursuit Men  Ian Hallam (ENG) 00:05:01  Danny Clark (AUS) 00:05:05  Blair Stockwell (NZL) walkover
10 Miles Scratch Men  Jocelyn Lovell (CAN) 00:20:47  Brian Temple (SCO) 00:20:48  Vernon Stauble (TRI) 00:20:48
Tandem Men  Gordon Johnson & Ron Jonker (AUS) 11.43  Jocelyn Lovell & Barry Harvey (CAN)  John Hatfield & John Beswick (WAL)

Road

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Road Race Men  Bruce Biddle (NZL) 04:38:06  Ray Bilney (AUS) 04:39:06  John Trevorrow (AUS) 04:40:03

Fencing

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Foil Men  Mike Breckin (ENG)  Barry Paul (ENG)  Graham Paul (ENG)
Foil – Team Men  England (ENG)  Australia (AUS)  Canada (CAN)
Épée Men  Bill Hoskyns (ENG)  Lester Wong (CAN)  Peter Jacobs (ENG)
Épée – Team Men  England (ENG)  Scotland (SCO)  Canada (CAN)
Sabre Men  Sandy Leckie (SCO)  Rodney Craig (ENG)  Richard Cohen (ENG)
Sabre- Team Men  England (ENG)  Scotland (SCO)  Australia (AUS)
Foil Women  Janet Wardell-Yerburgh (ENG)  Marion Exelby (AUS)  Susan Youngs (SCO)
Foil – Team Women  England (ENG)  Scotland (SCO)  Canada (CAN)

Swimming

Men's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Michael Wenden (AUS) 53.06  Greg Rogers (AUS) 54.26  William Devenish (AUS) 54.28
200 m freestyle  Michael Wenden (AUS) 1:56.69  Ralph Hutton (CAN) 1:58.45  Greg Rogers (AUS) 1:58.63
400 m freestyle  Graham White (AUS) 4:08.48  Ralph Hutton (CAN) 4:08.77  Greg Brough (AUS) 4:12.16
1500 m freestyle  Graham Windeatt (AUS) 16:23.82  Max Travasci (AUS) 16:34.46  Mark Treffers (NZL) 16:44.69
100 m backstroke  Bill Kennedy (CAN) 1:01.65  Michael Richards (WAL) 1:01.69  Erik Fish (CAN) 1:02.02
200 m backstroke  Michael Richards (WAL) 00:02:15  Raymond Terrell (ENG) 00:02:15  Neil Rogers (AUS) 00:02:16
100 m breaststroke  William Mahony (CAN) 1:09.0  Peter Cross (CAN) 1:09.4  Paul Jarvie (AUS) 1:10.0
200 m breaststroke  William Mahony (CAN) 2:30.29  Paul Jarvie (AUS) 2:30.70  David Wilkie (SCO) 2:32.87
100 m butterfly  Byron MacDonald (CAN) 58.44  Tom Arusoo (CAN) 58.98  Ron Jacks (CAN) 59.01
200 m butterfly  Tom Arusoo (CAN) 2:08.97  Martyn Woodroffe (WAL) 2:09.14  James Findlay (AUS) 2:09.4
200 m individual medley  George Smith (CAN) 2:13.72  Ken Campbell (CAN) 2:16.57  Martyn Woodroffe (WAL) 2:16.64
400 m individual medley  George Smith (CAN) 4:48.87  Raymond Terrell (ENG) 4:49.85  James Findlay (AUS) 4:51.92
4×100 m freestyle relay  Australia (AUS)
Graham White
Gregory Rogers
Michael Wenden
William Devenish
3:36.02  Canada (CAN)
George Smith
Ralph Hutton
Robert Kasting
Ron Jacks
3:37.65  England (ENG)
Tony Jarvis
Ivan Myall
Malcolm Windeatt
Raymond Terrell
3:41.24
4×200 m freestyle relay  Australia (AUS)
Graham White
Gregory Rogers
Michael Wenden
William Devenish
7:50.77  Canada (CAN)
George Smith
Ralph Hutton
Robert Kasting
Ron Jacks
8:00.69  England (ENG)
Tony Jarvis
Ivan Myall
John Mills
Raymond Terrell
8:10.60
4×100 m medley relay  Canada (CAN)
Byron MacDonald
Robert Kasting
William Mahony
Bill Kennedy
4:01.10  Australia (AUS)
James Findlay
Michael Wenden
Neil Rogers
Paul Jarvie
4:04.55  Wales (WAL)
Kevin Moran
Martin Richards
Martyn Woodroffe
Nigel Johnson
4:08.05
Women's events
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m freestyle  Angela Coughlan (CAN) 1:01.22  Lynne Watson (AUS) 1:01.45  Jenny Watts (AUS) 1:01.80
200 m freestyle  Karen Moras (AUS) 2:09.78  Angela Coughlan (CAN) 2:10.83  Alex Jackson (IOM) 2:13.52
400 m freestyle  Karen Moras (AUS) 4:27.38  Denise Langford (AUS) 4:31.42  Robyn Risson (AUS) 4:39.75
800 m freestyle  Karen Moras (AUS) 9:02.45  Helen Gray (AUS) 9:27.48  Robyn Risson (AUS) 9:37.89
100 m backstroke  Lynne Watson (AUS) 1:07.10  Debra Cain (AUS) 1:07.73  Donna Gurr (CAN) 1:08.87
200 m backstroke  Lynne Watson (AUS) 2:22.86  Donna Gurr (CAN) 2:24.33  Debra Cain (AUS) 2:26.02
100 m breaststroke  Beverley Whitfield (AUS) 1:17.40  Dorothy Harrison (ENG) 1:17.60  Chris Jarvis (ENG) 1:19.83
200 m breaststroke  Beverley Whitfield (AUS) 2:44.12  Dorothy Harrison (ENG) 2:46.18  Amanda Radnage (ENG) 2:50.11
100 m butterfly  Diane Lansley (ENG) 1:07.90  Susan Smith (CAN) 1:08.18  Allyson Mabb (AUS) 1:08.67
200 m butterfly  Maree Robinson (AUS) 2:24.67  Jane Comerford (AUS) 2:24.95  Allyson Mabb (AUS) 2:31.09
200 m individual medley  Denise Langford (AUS) 2:28.89  Shelagh Ratcliffe (ENG) 2:29.65  Diana Rickard (AUS) 2:30.80
400 m individual medley  Denise Langford (AUS) 5:10.74  Gail Neall (AUS) 5:15.82  Shelagh Ratcliffe (ENG) 5:17.89
4×100 m freestyle relay  Australia (AUS)
Debra Cain
Denise Langford
Jennifer Watts
Lynne Watson
4:06.41  Canada (CAN)
Angela Coughlan
Karen James
Linda Hall
Susan Smith
4:12.16  England (ENG)
Diane Sutherland
Kathryn Smith
Lesley Allardice
Sally Pickering
4:14.90
4×100 m medley relay  Australia (AUS)
Allyson Mabb
Beverley Whitfield
Denise Langford
Lynne Watson
4:30.66  England (ENG)
Diane Lansley
Dorothy Harrison
Kathryn Smith
Sylvia Platt
4:38.94  Canada (CAN)
Angela Coughlan
Donna-Marie Gurr
Susan Smith
Sylvia Dockerhill
4:39.65

Diving

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 Metres Springboard Diving Men  Don Wagstaff (AUS) 557.73  Ken Sully (CAN) 497.37  Ronald Friesen (CAN) 495.9
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Men  Don Wagstaff (AUS) 485.73  Philip Drew (ENG) 429.24  Andy Gill (ENG) 421.47
3 Metres Springboard Diving Women  Beverley Boys (CAN) 432.87  Elizabeth Carruthers (CAN) 391.2  Gaye Morley (AUS) 389.04
10 Metres Highboard [Platform] Diving Women  Beverley Boys (CAN) 352.95  Nancy Robertson (CAN) 350.49  Shelagh Burrow (ENG) 330.63

Weightlifting

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight – Overall Men  George Vasiliades (AUS) 290  Abdul Ghafoor (PAK) 287.5  John McNiven (SCO) 265
Bantamweight – Overall Men  Precious McKenzie (ENG) 335  Tony Phillips (BAR) 317.5  Tung Chye Hong (SIN) 302.5
Featherweight – Overall Men  George Perrin (ENG) 342.5  Chua Phung Kim (SIN) 340  Alexander Navis (IND) 335
Lightweight – Overall Men  George Newton (ENG) 372.5  Ieuan Owen (WAL) 355  Bruce Cameron (NZL) 335
Middleweight – Overall Men  Russell Perry (AUS) 412.5  Tony Ebert (NZL) 402.5  Pierre St. Jean (CAN) 400
Light Heavyweight – Overall Men  Nicolo Ciancio (AUS) 447.5  John Bolton (NZL) 445  Peter Arthur (WAL) 427.5
Middle Heavyweight – Overall Men  Louis Martin (ENG) 457.5  Robert Santavy (CAN) 425  George Manners (VIN) 410
Heavyweight – Overall Men  Russ Prior (CAN) 490  Dave Hancock (ENG) 470  Price Morris (CAN) 470
Super Heavyweight – Overall Men  Ray Rigby (AUS) 500  Terry Perdue (WAL) 500  Grant Anderson (SCO) 432.5

Wrestling

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light Flyweight Men  Ved Prakash (IND)  Ken Shand (CAN)  Masih Sadiq (PAK)
 Don Urquhart (SCO)
Flyweight Men  Sudesh Kumar (IND)  Muhammad Nazir (PAK)  David Stitt (CAN)
Bantamweight Men  Muhammad Sardar (PAK)  Herbert Singerman (CAN)  Terence Robinson (ENG)
Featherweight Men  Muhammad Saeed (PAK)  Patrick Bolger (CAN)  Randhawa Singh (IND)
Lightweight Men  Udey Chand (IND)  Muhammad Yaqub (PAK)  Ole Sorensen (CAN)
Welterweight Men  Mukhtiar Singh (IND)  Alfred Wurr (CAN)  Gordon Mackay (NZL)
Middleweight Men  Harish Rajindra (IND)  Nick Schori (CAN)  David Aspin (NZL)
 Ron Grinstead (ENG)
Light Heavyweight Men  Muhammad Faiz (PAK)  Sajjan Singh (IND)  Claude Pilon (CAN)
Heavyweight Men  Edward Millard (CAN)  Bishwanath Singh (IND)  Muhammad Riaz (PAK)
Super Heavyweight Men  Ikram Ilahi (PAK)  Maruti Mane (IND)  Denis McNamara (ENG)

References

  1. ^ "Edinburgh Get 1970 Games". Glasgow Herald. 8 August 1966. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ "S.R.U. gift of £1,000 to Games fund". Glasgow Herald. 9 December 1967. p. 1. Retrieved 6 November 2016.

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Athletics at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. A total of 36 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 13 by female athletes. This was the first athletics competition at the British Commonwealth Games to feature events in metric units, rather than imperial units. One world record and two Games records were broken at the competition.

Australia at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

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Australia at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games was abbreviated AUS. This was their ninth of 9 Commonwealth Games having participated in all Games meets up to these Games.

Badminton at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

The badminton competition at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games took place in Edinburgh, Scotland from 16 July until 21 July 1970.

Blair Stockwell

Blair Goldesbrough Stockwell (born 17 December 1949) is a former racing cyclist & business owner from New Zealand. He won three bronze medals representing New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games.

Charles Asati

Charles Asati (born March 3, 1946) is a former Kenyan athlete, winner of a gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Denise Langford

Denise June Langford (born 31 December 1953) is an Australian former competitive swimmer. She swam in the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1970 British Commonwealth Games. Langford is the mother of Australian netball player Kimberlee Green.

Dick Tayler

Richard John Tayler (born 12 August 1948) is a former New Zealand runner who mostly competed in distances from 1500 m to 10,000 m.

Tayler was born in Timaru in 1948. He is best known for winning the 10,000 metres at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the race he won in a time of 27:46.4 minutes, beating Dave Black of England by 2 seconds.

Tayler competed at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 1972 Summer Olympics.

He finished 12th at the 1st IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Waregem, Belgium, 1973.

Arthritis cut short Tayler's running career.

In the 2014 New Year Honours, Tayler was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to athletics.

Glenda Stirling

Glenda Joy Stirling (married name Biddle, born 7 July 1952) is a former New Zealand swimmer who represented her country at the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1970 British Commonwealth Games.

Harry Kent (cyclist)

Harry Dale Kent (born 11 March 1947, in Upper Hutt) is a former racing cyclist from New Zealand.At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games he won the gold medal in the men's 1 km time trial. He also finished 4th in the sprint and 6th in the 10 mile scratch race.He competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the men's 1 km time trial and men's sprint.

Kent is a well known figure in his home town of Upper Hutt, where he is a former city councilor and runs a fruit and vegetable market. He is of Waitaha descent.

John Bolton (weightlifter)

John Arthur Bolton (born 22 June 1945) is a former weightlifter for New Zealand. He won two silver medals representing New Zealand at British Commonwealth Games.He won the silver medal at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in the men's under 82.5 kg. Four years later at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in the men's 110 kg grade.He represented New Zealand at two Olympic Games, at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His best result was 16th place in the light-heavyweight grade at the 1968 Olympics.

He currently works as a real estate agent in Manukau, Auckland.

Lawn Bowls at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

The lawn bowls competition at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games took place in Edinburgh, Scotland from 16 July until 25 July 1970. Lawn bowls returned to the Commonwealth Games following the exclusion of the event in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games because Jamaica had insufficient bowling greens.

Leslie Cliff (swimmer)

Leslie G. Cliff, (born March 11, 1955), later known by her married name Leslie Tindle, is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who participated in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.

She competed at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games and won two gold medals at the 1974 Commonwealth Games.She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she attended York House School. As a 17-year-old, she won the silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.In 1971, Cliff was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. She was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1976, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1984, and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1997.

Mark Treffers

Mark Ferdinand Treffers (born 16 December 1953) is a former swimming representative from New Zealand who specialised in the freestyle.At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games he won the gold medal in the men's 400m Individual Medley and the silver medal in the men's 1500 m freestyle. At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games he won the bronze medal in the 1500 m freestyle.He competed at both the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics with his best result being 6th place in the 1500 m at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.

Munyoro Nyamau

Munyoro Nyamau (Hezekiah Munyoro Nyamau; born December 5, 1942 [1] or December 6, 1938 in Riangombe Nene, in Nyaribari Chache) is a former Kenyan athlete and winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

He won inter-school championships in Kisii when he was 15.He reached the semifinals of the 400 m and won a surprise silver medal as a member of the Kenyan 4 × 400 m relay team at the 1968 Summer Olympics. His teammates were Daniel Rudisha, Naftali Bon and Charles Asati.

Nyamau won the gold medal in the 4 × 400 m relay at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games. In September 1970, Nyamau - with teammates Naftali Bon, Thomas Saisi and Robert Ouko - set the men’s 4x880 yard world record at 7:11.6.

At the Munich Olympics, Nyamau was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 400 m, but he won the gold medal in the absence of the United States as a member of the Kenyan 4 × 400 m relay team. Other members of the team were Charles Asati, Robert Ouko and Julius Sang.

He joined Kenyan army in 1963 and was employed by them until his retirement in 1997.

New Zealand at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games

New Zealand (abbreviated NZL) sent a team of 65 competitors and 19 officials to the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, which were held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Les Mills was the flagbearer at the opening ceremony, and Harry Kent at the closing ceremony.

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.

Rebecca Ewert

Una Rebecca Ewert (born 11 January 1955) is a former New Zealand female diver. She represented her country at two Commonwealth games and she was the first New Zealand diver to attend an Olympics.

Robert Ouko (athlete)

Robert Ouko (born October 24, 1948) is a former Kenyan athlete, winner of gold medal in 4 × 400 m relay at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

Robert Ouko won two golds at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, first in 800 m and then as a member of the Kenyan 4 × 400 m relay team. At the same year he was also a member of a Kenyan 4x880 yd relay team, which set the new world record of 7:11.6.

At the Munich Olympics, Ouko was fifth in 800 m and ran the third leg in the gold medal winning Kenyan 4 × 400 m relay team.

After his athletics career, Robert Ouko worked as the secretary general in the Kenyan Amateur Athletic Association.

Roy Williams (athlete)

Roy Alfred Williams (born 9 September 1934) is a former track and field athlete from New Zealand, who won gold in the decathlon at the 1966 Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, but was overlooked for the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games (in 1964 he was in training in California, and was not seen by the selectors).

He also competed in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games at Cardiff in the long jump and triple jump, and in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games at Edinburgh in the decathlon.

He won the national decathlon title 11 times between 1956 and 1970, as well as the 120 yards hurdles title in 1965, the long jump title in 1958 and the discus title in 1956.He is a (younger) brother of Yvette Williams.

He was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. In the 2002 New Year Honours Williams was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to athletics.

Tony Ebert

Anthony "Tony" John Ebert (born 14 February 1947) is a former weightlifter for New Zealand.He won the gold medal at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in the men's middleweight. Four years earlier at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in the same grade.He represented New Zealand at the 1972 Summer Olympics finishing 17th in the men's middleweight.

Participating Commonwealth countries and territories
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