Australia at the
1998 Commonwealth Games
CGF codeAUS
CGAAustralian Commonwealth Games Association
Websitecommonwealthgames.org.au
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Competitors311
Flag bearerOpening: Kieren Perkins
Closing:[1]
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
80
Silver
61
Bronze
57
Total
198
Officials130
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

Australia at the 1998 Commonwealth Games was abbreviated AUS. This was their sixteenth of 16 Commonwealth Games having participated in all Games meets up to these Games. The games took place in Kuala Lumpur, between the 11th - 21st of September. Australia placed first, winning a total of 198, with 311 competitors.

Medals

Medals by sport
Sport 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total
Swimming 17 14 11 42
Athletics 12 11 10 33
Cycling 7 5 3 24
Shooting 5 2 3 10
Diving 3 4 1 8
Boxing 9 2 4 15
Squash 1 1 0 2
Hockey 2 0 0 2
Netball 1 0 0 1
Gymnastics 8 4 7 19
Cricket 0 1 0 1
Weightlifting 6 4 6 16
Bowls 1 1 0 2
Rugby sevens 0 0 1 1
Rhythmic Gymnastics 0 4 2 6
Synchronised Swimming 0 1 0 1

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Sport Debuts

The 1998 commonwealth games was the first games that tea sports were played. Australia debuted teams in cricket, rugby sevens, hockey, and netball.

The 1998 games have been the only games which cricket has been played. Australia won a silver medal, losing gold to South Africa.[2] Australia won a bronze medal in Rugby Sevens, defeating Samoa in the playoff. The gold and silver medals were lost to New Zealand and Fiji respectively. The Australian men's hockey team won gold, defeating Malaysia in the finals and the women's team won gold, defeating England in the finals. Australia won gold in the netball final against New Zealand, this was one of the first major netball tournaments that Australia took part in.[3]

Results by event

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Athletics

Men
Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final Rank
Damien Marsh 100 m 10.06 DNS Did not qualify 32
Matthew Shirvington 10.24 10.13 10.12 10.03 4
Gavin Hunter 10.40 10.38 10.49 Did not qualify 15
Stephen Brimacombe 200 m 20.68 20.77 20.80 Did not qualify 11
Darryl Wohlsen 20.68 20.84 20.59 20.48 5
Matthew Shirvington 20.96 20.78 20.55 20.53 6
Declan Stack 400 m 47.18 46.63 Did not qualify 21
Patrick Dwyer 46.58 45.71 46.12 Did not qualify 13
Casey Vincent 47.04 46.03 Did not qualify 17
Joseph Ischia 800 m 1:48.61 N/A 1:48.58 Did not qualify 13
Shaun Creighton 5000 m 14:23.38 N/A DNS 15
Lee Troop 14:09.68 N/A 13:56.32 6
Stephen Moneghetti 10000 m N/A 29:03.2 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Lee Troop N/A 29:34.23 7
Kyle Vander-Kuyp 110 m hurdles 13.63 N/A 13.67 5
Rod Zuyderwyk 14.09 N/A Did not qualify 10
Declan Stack 400 m hurdles 47.18 46.63 Did not qualify 21
Patrick Dwyer 46.58 45.71 46.12 Did not qualify 13
Casey Vincent 47.04 46.03 Did not qualify 17
Christopher Unthank 3000 m steeplechase N/A 8:37.24 5
Brent Vallance 20 km Walk N/A 1:36:29 14
Nicholas A'Hern N/A 1:24:59 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Nathan Deakes N/A 1:26:06 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Duane Cousins 50 km Walk N/A 4:20:30 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Dominic McGrath N/A 4:12:52 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Dion Russell N/A DNF N/A
Sean Quilty Marathon N/A 2:24:43 11
Patrick Carroll N/A 2:25:14 7
Stephen Moneghetti N/A DNS N/A
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final Rank
Peter Burge Long jump 8.05 8.22 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Jai Taurima 7.80 8.22 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Shane Hair 7.62 7.82 4
Timothy Forsyth High jump N/A 2.28 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Paul Burgess Pole vault 5.50 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Clay Cross Shot put 19.15 4
Aaron Neighbour 18.77 6
Adrian Hatcher 18.44 7
Justin Anlezark Javelin throw 68.99 10
Andrew Currey 80.05 5
Stuart Rendell Hammer throw 74.71 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Combined Events - Decathlon
Athlete Points Rank
Jagan Hames 8,490 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Scott Ferrier 8,307 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Peter Banks 7,859 5
Women
Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final Rank
Nova Peris-Kneebone 100 m 11:42 11:41 11.41 6
Lauren Hewitt 11.43 11.44 11.37 4
Tania Van-Heer 11.36 11.35 11.29 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Melinda Gainsford-Taylor 200 m 22.98 22.79 23.04 4
Nova Peris-Kneebone 23.15 23.05 22.77 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Lauren Hewitt 23.44 23.05 22.83 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Susan Andrews 400 m 52.98 52.65 Did not qualify 10
Lee Naylor 53.13 52.20 52.15 5
Tamsyn Lewis 800 m 2:02.97 2:03.56 2:01.71 6
Mandy Giblin 1500 m N/A 4:20.15 11
Kate Anderson 5000 m N/A 15:52.74 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Anne Cross N/A 16:14.98 7
Kylie Risk 10000 m N/A 33:42.11 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Clair-Louise Fearnley N/A 33:52.13 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Debbie Edwards 100 m hurdles 13.31 N/A 13.49 7
Jane Saville 10 km Walk N/A 43:57 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kerry Saxby-Junna N/A 44:27 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Heather Turland Marathon N/A 2:41:24 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Lisa Dick N/A 2:41:48 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final Rank
Nicole Boegman Long Jump N/A 6.58 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Lisa Bruty High Jump 1.88 4
Alison Inverarity 1.85 1.88 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Emma George Pole Vault N/A 4.20 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Rachael Dacy 4.00 5
Tracey Shepherd 3.90 7
Helen Toussis Shot Put 15.65 6
Lisa-Marie Vizaniari Discus Throw 62.14 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Alison Lever 59.80 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Louise McPaul Javelin Throw 66.96 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Joanna Stone Did not compete N/A
Deborah Sosimenko Hammer Throw 66.56 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Karyne Perkins 60.65 4
Denise Passmore 59.10 5
Combined Events - Heptathlon
Athlete Points Rank
Jane Jamieson 6,354 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Badminton

Boxing

Cricket

The 1998 Commonwealth Games was the first and only games that cricket has been included in. Matches were 50 overs a side. Australia came second 2nd place, silver medalist(s), losing the gold medal to South Africa by 4 wickets. Australia placed first in pool B, against Antigua and Barbuda, India and Canada.[5]

Players

Steve Waugh scored the third most runs in the tournament with 215 and Damien Fleming and Brad Young took the 1st and 3rd spots for the most wickets, 14 and 10 respectively.[6]

Cycling

Road
Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Stuart O'Grady Road Race 32:27.0 15
Matthew White 37:32.0 29
Peter Rogers DNF N/A
Jay Sweet 4:31:56 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Scott McGrory 4:32:19 8
Neil Stephens DNF N/A
Stuart O'Grady Time Trial 53:30.00 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Matthew White 54:05.00 4
Peter Rogers 55:17.00 9
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Anna Wilson Road Race 24:59.0 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Kathryn Watt 26:38.0 5
Juanita Feldhahn 29:47.0 8
Elizabeth Tadich 2:33:14.00 11
Tracey Gaudry 2:29:41.00 7
Karen Barrow DNF N/A
Anna Wilson Time Trail 37:34.00 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kathryn Watt 38:39.00 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Juanita Feldhahn 39:55.00 7

Diving

Men
Athlete Event Points Rank
Tony Lawson 10 m Platform 555.390 4
Robert Newbery 605.610 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Robert Newbery 1 m Springboard 369.150 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Shannon Roy 329.850 5
Dean Pullar 381.660 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Shannon Roy 3 m Springboard 608.370 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Dean Pullar 598.140 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Robert Newbery 564.360 5
Women
Athlete Event Points Rank
Vyninka Arlow 10 m Platform 456.480 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Lynda Folauhola 432.270 5
Loudy Tourky 419.580 6
Chantelle Michell 1 m Springboard 271.560 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Rebecca Gilmore 239.370 4
Loudy Tourky 3 m Springboard 476.130 4
Chantelle Michell 506.520 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Rebecca Gilmore 409.140 9

Gymnastics

Men
Athlete Event Points Rank
Bret Hudson Individual All Around 48.850 12
Andrei Kravtsov 54.675 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Brennon Dowrick 52.500 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Andrei Kravtsov Floor 9.325 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Andrei Kravtsov Pommel Horse 9.487 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Brennon Dowrick 9.137 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Pavel Mamin Rings 9.337 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Bret Hudson 8.687 4
Bret Hudson Vault 9.268 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Andrei Kravtsov Parallel Bars 9.637 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Bret Hudson 8.887 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Philippe Rizzo Horizontal Bar 8.525 5
Andrei Kravtsov 8.662 4
Women
Athlete Event Points Rank
Zeena McLaughlin Individual All Around 37.917 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Allana Slater 37.324 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Trudy McIntosh 36.636 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Allana Slater Floor 9.587 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Zeena McLaughlin 9.487 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Trudy McIntosh Vault 9.162 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Lisa Skinner 8.943 6
Lisa Skinner Uneven Bars 9.612 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Zeena McLaughlin 9.512 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Zeena McLaughlin Beam 9.375 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Trudy McIntosh 9.550 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Lawn Bowls

Netball

This was the first year that netball was played at the Commonwealth Games. Australia won the gold medal in the final against New Zealand. Australia was in group A along with Barbados, Canada, England, Jamaica and Malaysia. Group B was Cook Islands, Malawi, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Wales.

Date Win Points Loss
14th September 1998 Australia 85 - 17 Malaysia
15th September 1998 Australia 85 - 25 Canada
16th September 1998 Australia 71 - 36 Barbados
17th September 1998 Australia 70-38 Jamaica
18th September 1998 Australia 66 - 29 England 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Semi Final
19th September 1998 Australia 68 - 38 South Africa
Gold Medal Game
21st September 1998 Australia 1st place, gold medalist(s) 42 - 39 New Zealand 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Athlete Event Points Rank
Leigh Marning Individual All Around 37.865 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Nareen Johnston 37.673 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Leigh Marning Hoop 9.500 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Danielle Leray 9.466 4
Nareen Johnston Clubs 9.458 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Kristy Darrah 9.324 4
Nareen Johnston Ribbon 9.491 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Kristy Darrah 9.350 4
Danielle Leray Rope 9.358 5
Leigh Marning 9.500 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Rugby Sevens

Shooting

Squash

Swimming

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final Rank
Michael Klim 50 m freestyle 22.95 22.86 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Nathan Rickard 23.10 22.99 4
Ashley Callus 23.01 23.03 5
Ian Thorpe 100 m freestyle 50.33 50.21 4
Christopher Fydler 50.05 49.51 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Michael Klim 50.23 49.43 GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Daniel Kowalski 200 m freestyle 1:49.86 1:48.26 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Ian Thorpe 1:48.51 1:46.70 CR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Michael Klim 1:50.24 1:48.05 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Grant Hackett 400 m freestyle 3:52.56 3:44.91 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Daniel Kowalski 3:57.36 3:48.91 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Ian Thorpe 3:55.20 3:44.88 GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kieren Perkins 1500 m freestyle 15:34.75 15:03.00 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Grant Hackett 15.19.63 14:50.92 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Daniel Kowalski 15:43.39 15:03.40 4
Robert Van Der Zant 100 m Backstroke 57.16 57.25 8
Adrian Radley 56.35 56.12 6
Joshua Watson 56.73 55.92 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Zane King 200 m Backstroke 2:04.19 2:03.20 10
Adrian Radley 2:02.69 2:01.41 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Joshua Watson 2:02.55 2:01.67 4
Simon Cowley 100 m Breaststroke 1:02.35 1:02.00 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Ryan Mitchell 1:03.25 1:02.71 4
Philip Rogers 1:03.01 1:02.46 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Simon Cowley 200 m Breaststroke 2:16.66 2:13.13 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Ryan Mitchell 2:16.87 2:13.20 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Philip Rogers 2:18.84 2:16.37 5
Adam Pine 100 m Butterfly 53.51 53.09 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Geoffrey Huegill 53.34 52.81 GR} 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Michael Klim 54.14 53.50 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
William Kirby 200 m Butterfly 2:00.51 1:59.57 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Zane King 2:01.91 2:00.72 5
Ian Thorpe 2:01.46 2:00.28 4
Trent Steed 400 m Individual Medley 4:23.13 4:19.89 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Robert Van Der Zant 4:28.87 4:25.72 6
Zane King 4:25.85 4:23.20 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final Rank
Julia Greville 50 m Freestyle 27.79 Did not qualify N/A
Lori Munz 26.86 26.92 10
Rebecca Creedy 26.46 26.27 5
Susan O'Neill 100 m Freestyle 56.16 55.58 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Sarah Ryan 56.77 56.63 6
Rebecca Creedy 56.61 56.07 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Anna Windsor 200 m Freestyle 2:03.61 2:02.97 7
Susan O'Neill 2:02.56 2:00.24 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Julia Greville 2:03.00 2:02.97 7
Emily Pedrazzini 400 m Freestyle 4:18.06 4:16.23 5
Susan O'Neill 4:18.68 4:12.39 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Julia Greville 4:14.85 4:16.07 4
Rachel Harris 800 m Freestyle 8:48.42 8:42.23 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Nadine Neumann 8:59.93 8:55.36 8
Emily Pedrazzini 8:52.24 8:45.24 4
Dyana Calub 100 m Backstroke 1:03.90 1:03.83 6
Meredith Smith 1:02.92 1:03.19 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Giaan Rooney 1:04.20 1:02.43 GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Richelle Jose 200 m Backstroke 2:18.33 1:19.73 12
Dyana Calub 2:23.36 2:20.42 13
Meredith Smith 2:15.70 2:13.19 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Petria Thomas 100 m Butterfly 1:01.38 59.42 GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Kathryn Godfrey 1:01.91 1:00.14 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Susan O'Neill 1:00.87 59.61 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Petria Thomas 200 m Butterfly 2:14.27 2:10.42 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Kathryn Godfrey 2:16.38 2:12.04 4
Susan O'Neill 2:14.21 2:06.60 CR 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Rachel Harris 200 m Individual Medley 2:22.14
Anna Windsor 2:18.14 2:16.55 4
Lori Munz 2:18.07 2:16.66 5
Jennifer Reilly 400 m Individual Medley 4:51.14 4:48.43 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Rachel Harris 4:51.91 4:48.95 4
Nadine Neumann 4:55.54 4:51.02 5

Synchronised Swimming

Athlete Event Points Rank
Naomi Young Solo 90.933 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Bowls

Weight Lifting

See also

References

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