1970 British Commonwealth Games

The IX Games from the 16th to the 25th of July, 1970 in Edinburgh will be remembered for a number of firsts. It was the first time that metric distances and electronic photo-finish technology were employed at the Games and also the first time that HM Queen Elizabeth II attended in her capacity as Head of the Commonwealth. Scots will further remember the Games for the Stewart brothers Ian (gold) and Peter (4th) in the 5000 metres and Lachie Stewart (no relation) who took gold in the 10000 metres.

Forty-two nations sent a total of nearly 1,750 athletes and officials to the first Edinburgh Games. New medal winning nations included Tanzania, Malawi and St Vincent.

Ten sports were featured in the Games - athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, fencing, lawn bowls, shooting, swimming and diving, weightlifting and wrestling.


Medal Tally of 9th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Nation
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1
Antigua & Barbuda
-
-
-
-
2
Australia
36
24
22
82
3
Bahamas
-
-
-
-
4
Barbados
-
1
-
1
5
Bermuda
-
-
-
-
6
Canada
18
24
24
66
7
Dominica
-
-
-
-
8
England
27
25
32
84
9
Fiji
-
-
1
1
10
Ghana
2
3
2
7
11
Gibraltar
-
-
-
-
12
Grenada
-
-
-
-
13
Guernsey
-
-
-
-
14
Guyana
-
-
1
1
15
Hong Kong
1
-
-
1
16
India
5
3
4
12
17
Isle of Man
-
-
1
1
18
Jamaica
4
2
1
7
19
Jersey
-
-
-
-
20
Kenya
5
3
6
14
21
Malawi
-
-
1
1
22
Malaysia
1
1
1
3
23
Malta
-
-
-
-
24
Mauritius
-
-
-
-
25
New Zealand
2
6
6
14
26
Nigeria
2
-
-
2
27
Northern Ireland
3
1
5
9
28
Pakistan
4
3
3
10
29
Papua New Guinea
-
-
-
-
30
Scotland
6
8
11
25
31
Sierra Leone
-
-
-
-
32
Singapore
-
1
1
2
33
Sri Lanka
-
-
-
-
34
St. Lucia
-
-
-
-
35
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
-
-
1
1
36
Swaziland
-
-
-
-
37
Tanzania
-
1
-
1
38
The Gambia
-
-
1
1
39
Trinidad & Tobago
-
4
3
7
40
Uganda
3
3
1
7
41
Wales
2
6
4
12
42
Zambia
-
2
2
4
Total
121
121
133
375

 

   Pakistan Medal Tally in 9th Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1.
Boxing
-
-
1
1

2.

Weightlifting

-

1

-

1

3.

Wrestling

4

2

2

8

Total

4

3

3

10

 

S.No.
Player's Name
Event
Medal
Boxing

1

Mr. Samad Mir

57 Kg

Bronze

Weightlifting

2

Mr. Abdul Ghafoor

52 Kg Combined

Silver

Wrestling

3

Mr. Sardar Muhammad

57 Kg

Gold

4

Mr. Muhammad Saeed

62 Kg

Gold

5

Mr. Faiz Muhammad

90 Kg

Gold

6

Mr. Ikram Elahi

100+ Kg

Gold

7

Mr. Nazir Muhammad

52 Kg

Silver

8

Mr. M. Yaqub

68 Kg

Silver

9

Mr. Sadiq Masih

48 Kg

Bronze

10

Mr. M. Riaz

100 Kg

Bronze