1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

The VII Commonwealth Games are remembered for its "heat, dust and glory". The day before the Perth Games opened the temperature was an expected 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but the heat was measured at 105 degrees at the opening ceremony in the new Perry Lakes Stadium the following day and such extremes persisted throughout the Games' duration. In the previous 65 years, only 10 100 degree plus days had been recorded in Perth. Australian soldiers were pressed into action, ferrying water to competing athletes.

James Coote of the London Daily Telegraph describes:
"The VIIth Commonwealth Games have proved that it is possible for an area as basically devoid of sports interest as Perth to stage the second most important sports meeting in the World - and stage it successfully. Perth has shown that these Games will continue for years to come"

Thirty-five countries sent a total of 1,041 athletes and officials to Perth. Jersey was amongst the medal winners for the first time, whilst British Honduras, Dominica, Papua New Guinea and St Lucia all made their inaugural Games appearances. Aden also competed by special invitation. Sabah , Sarawak and Malaya competed for the last time before taking part in 1966 under the Malaysian flag.

Nine sports were featured at the Perth Games - athletics, boxing, cycling, fencing, lawn bowls, rowing, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling.

For Perth, the staging of the Commonwealth Games provided it with a springboard for phenominal development in sport and recreation, centered around the sports facilities that were built for the Games. These facilities have catered not only for elite sport but provided much needed opportunity for the development of organised recreational sport as well as a focus for Australia's first University degree Program in Physical Education.


Medal Tally of 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1
Aden
-
-
-
-
2
Australia
38
36
31
105
3
Bahamas
-
1
-
1
4
Barbados
-
-
1
1
5
Belize
-
-
-
-
6
Canada
4
12
15
31
7
Dominica
-
-
-
-
8
England
29
22
27
78
9
Fiji
-
-
2
2
10
Ghana
3
5
1
9
11
Gibraltar
-
-
-
-
12
Guyana
-
-
1
1
13
Hong Kong
-
-
-
-
14
Isle of Man
-
-
-
-
15
Jamaica
3
1
1
5
16
Jersey
-
-
1
1
17
Kenya
2
2
1
5
18
Malaya
-
-
1
1
19
Malta
-
-
-
-
20
Mauritius
-
-
-
-
21
New Zealand
10
12
10
32
22
Northern Ireland
-
-
1
1
23
Pakistan
8
1
-
9
24
Papua New Guinea
-
-
1
1
25
Sabah
-
-
-
-
26
Sarawak
-
-
-
-
27
Scotland
4
7
3
14
28
Singapore
2
-
-
2
29
Sri Lanka
-
-
-
-
30
St. Lucia
-
-
-
-
31
Tanzania
-
-
-
-
32
Trinidad & Tobago
-
-
2
2
33
Uganda
1
1
4
6
34
Wales
-
2
4
6
35
Zimbabwe
-
2
5
7
Total
104
104
112
320

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 7th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total

1.

Athletics

1

-

-

1

2.

Wrestling

7

1

-

8

Total

8

1

-

9

 

S.No.
Player's Name
Event
Medal
Athletics

1

Mr.  Ghulam Raziq

110 MH

Gold

Wrestling

2

Mr.  Niaz Muhammad

100 Kg

Gold

3

Mr.  Sarij Din

57 Kg

Gold

4

Mr.  Alauddin

62 Kg

Gold

5

Mr.  Muhammad Akhtar

68 Kg

Gold

6

Mr.  Muhammad Bashir

72 Kg

Gold

7

Mr.  Faiz Muhammad

82 Kg

Gold

8

Mr.  Muhammad Niaz

52 Kg

Gold

9

Mr.  Muhammad Saeed

90 Kg

Silver