The First Commonwealth Paraplegic Games – Perth, Australia 1962

The First Commonwealth Paraplegic Games – Perth, Australia 1962

Confirmed Participating Nations                                       9
Confirmed Participating Athletes                                      89 (68 M, 21 W)
Number of Events                                                                     89
Opening Ceremony                                                                  10th November (2pm)
Closing Ceremony                                                                    17th November (2pm)Mascot:                                                                                         None Known        Officially Opened by      Sir Charles Gairdner (Governor of Western Australia)
Stadium                               Royal Agricultural Society Showground, Claremont.
Flame Lit by                                                                                No Flame
Athlete’s Oath                                                                            None Known
Official’s Oath                                                                            None Known

Logo:

Perth Logo

After considering a number of designs, it was decided that the Games logo should be the javelin thrower in a wheelchair with a background of the outline of the Australian flag, because the first Games were to be held in Australia.

Participating Nations (9): Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Singapore, Scotland, Southern Rhodesia, Wales.

Participating Athletes (89):

No.

Surname First Name

Gender

 

1

Hollick Dick

M

ENG

2

Potter A

M

ENG

3

Gavaneck Stefan

M

ENG

4

Edwards K

M

ENG

5

Foster R

M

ENG

6

Moran Paddy

M

ENG

7

Thompson Dick

M

ENG

8

Redgewick John

M

ENG

9

Crowder Fred

M

ENG

10

Shelton Mike

M

ENG

11

Buck John

M

ENG

12

Chilcott J

M

ENG

13

Thompson J

M

ENG

14

Palmer Tom

M

ENG

15

Rowe Robert

M

ENG

16

Gibson Jimmy

M

ENG

17

Scott Russ

M

ENG

18

Dickinson Brian

M

ENG

19

McCranor Peter

M

ENG

20

Haynes Sally

F

ENG

21

Laughton Jan

F

ENG

22

Masson Ann

F

ENG

23

Masham Lady Susan

F

ENG

24

Jones Shelagh

F

ENG

25

Buck Gwen

F

ENG

26

Maughan Margaret

F

ENG

27

Forder Val

F

ENG

28

Flint Daisy

F

ENG

29

Edwards Marian

F

ENG

30

Foulds Pauline

F

ENG

31

Pickering David

M

ENG

32

       

33

Hunt B

M

SCO

34

Laird Jim

M

SCO

35

Robertson John G

M

SCO

36

Shields A

M

SCO

37

Guthrie Tommy

M

SCO

38

MacDonald Neil

M

SCO

39

Robertson John

M

SCO

40

Sloway J

M

SCO

41

Stanton Peter

M

SCO

42

Whitefield J

M

SCO

43

Hendry J

M

SCO

44

Niblo I

M

SCO

45

Robinson J

M

SCO

46

Taylor M

F

SCO

47

Harvey R

F

SCO

48

       

49

       

50

Cockeram G

M

WAL

51

Phillips Dudley

M

WAL

52

Winters Dudley

M

WAL

53

Hughes O

M

WAL

54

Lidster E

M

WAL

55

Barnes F

M

WAL

56

Walker L

M

WAL

57

Smart T

M

WAL

58

Harry G

F

WAL

59

       

60

Deans H

M

IRL

61

Vizard Pat

F

IRL

62

Mann George

M

RHO

63

Manson Bishop Leslie

M

RHO

64

Gilchrist Lynn

F

RHO

65

Harriman Margaret

F

RHO

66

Heremaia Pompi

M

NZL

67

Martin W

M

NZL

68

McCarthy Pamela

F

IND

69

bin Baba Abdul Wahid

M

SIN

70

Bazeley M

M

AUS

71

Ponta Frank

M

AUS

72

Moretti Bruno

M

AUS

73

Sutton Ross

M

AUS

74

Newton J

M

AUS

75

Hooper Gary

M

AUS

76

Thwaite B

M

AUS

77

Mather-Brown William

M

AUS

78

Renalson Vic

M

AUS

79

Maxwell R

M

AUS

80

Tinsley D

M

AUS

81

O’Brien C

M

AUS

82

Yeomans A

M

AUS

83

Watts D

M

AUS

84

Gidney John

M

AUS

85

Cockerill Roger

M

AUS

86

Cunningham Kevin

M

AUS

87

Turich John

M

AUS

88

Rein John

M

AUS

89

Robertson A

M

AUS

90

Combes G

M

AUS

91

Dodd Lorraine

F

AUS

92

Ross M

F

AUS

93

Ceeney Daphne

F

AUS

Sports (10): Archery, Dartchery, Field Events, Pentathlon (Archery, Athletics & Swimming Events – Men only), Snooker (Men only), Swimming, Table Tennis, Weightlifting (Men only), Wheelchair Basketball (Men only), Wheelchair Fencing.

Impairment Groups (1): Spinal Cord Injuries.

 The Games Venues:

City of Perth Aquatic Centre: Swimming
Royal Agricultural Society Showground: All other sports

The Outstanding Performers in Perth

The two most outstanding performers in Perth were both women. Daphne Ceeney of Australia won 8 gold and 1 silver medal in archery, fencing, field events and swimming and Lynn Gilchrist of Rhodesia won gold medals in archery, field events and swimming. Lorraine Dodd of Australia was close behind winning 7 gold and 2 silver medals in archery, field events, table tennis and swimming. In the men’s events Dick Thompson of England won 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal in basketball, fencing, field events and the pentathlon and Leslie Manson-Bishop won 5 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal in field events, pentathlon and swimming. Frank Ponta of Australia actually won the most medals of anyone (11) with 3 golds, 5 silvers and 3 bronze medals in basketball, fencing, field events, swimming and table tennis. Overall, perhaps the most impressive performance of all was that of the Rhodesian team , which consisted of only three members, but still managed to win 23 medals and finish third in the overall medal table.

Final Medal Table (Based upon available results)

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

Australia

38

28

23

89

England

30

41

19

90

Rhodesia

15

4

4

23

Scotland

2

9

4

15

New Zealand

2

0

1

3

Wales

1

0

3

4

India

1

0

2

3

Ireland

0

0

0

0

Singapore

0

0

0

0

 

89

82

56

227

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