at the 1982 Commonwealth Games
VenueMurarrie Recreation Reserve
Dates2–5 October 1982
Competitors36 from 15 nations
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The archery events at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane were held from 2 October to 5 October 1982 at the Murarrie Recreation Reserve. There were two events, one for men and one for women, both using recurve bows. The final standings were decided by an aggregate score after four days of shooting. The women's champion, New Zealand's Neroli Fairhall, became the first paraplegic athlete to win a Commonwealth gold medal.[1]

These games marked the debut of archery as a Commonwealth sport; however, it would not appear again until the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Participating nations

36 archers from 15 nations participated at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.[2][3]

Medal summary

Medal table

1 England1001
 New Zealand1001
3 Canada0112
4 Northern Ireland0101
5 Australia0011
Totals (5 entries)2226


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's  Mark Blenkarne (ENG)  Roger Lamay (CAN)  Michael Coen (AUS)
Women's  Neroli Fairhall (NZL)  Janet Yates (NIR)  Lucille Lemay (CAN)

See also


  1. ^ "New Zealander Neroli Fairhall Tuesday became the first paraplegic..." United Press International. 5 October 1982. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Archery Individual - Men Brisbane 1982". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Archery Individual - Women Brisbane 1982". Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 12 July 2019.