HOME GAMES HISTORY: PERTH 1962 DAY 6 -THE HEAT SUBSIDES

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IMAGE|| Doug Adams

#OnThisDay 29 November 1962 – Day 6 of competition British Empire and Commonwealth Games, in Perth.

After the extreme heat for the first few days of the Games, the temperature dropped to 18 degrees Celsius, with a cool breeze and rain – near perfect conditions for the marathoners who set off from the stadium mid-afternoon. Wollongong’s Dave Power was unable to defend his title, finishing 58 seconds behind winner England’s European champion Brian Kilby. Victorian Rod Bonella was third with Sydney’s Keith Ollerenshaw just outside the medals.

At the open-air velodrome in Perth, Australia won the two cycling medals to be decided on the evening. Victorian, Doug Adams 20, held off New Zealander Warren Johnson in the 10 miles scratch race. Adams clocked 22:11 minutes for the win. Australia went 1-2 in 4000m individual pursuit with NSW draftsman, Max Langshaw defeating teammate Richard Hine. On the final evening of weightlifting NSW’s Arthur Shannos bettered his bronze medal effort from four earlier in Cardiff, with gold in the heavyweight division (90kg). In athletics at Perry Lakes, Ian Tomlinson won the triple jump with a leap of 16.21m.

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