Team Scotland Medal Count

Total: 19
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Christchurch 1974

Following the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the X Games at Christchurch was the first multi-sport event to place the safety of participants and spectators as its uppermost requirement. Security guards surrounded the Athlete’s Village and there was an exceptionally high-profile police presence. Even so, Christchurch enchanted the watching world as a city of beautiful churches and gardens.

Only 22 countries succeeded in winning medals from the total haul of 374 medals on offer, but first time winners included Western Samoa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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Christchurch 1974 marked the introduction of colour television to New Zealand. However, due to the NZBC’s limited facilities, only Athletics, Swimming, and Boxing could be broadcast in colour.

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With bronze in the 50m Rifle Prone event, shooter Alister Allan won the first of his 10 Commonwealth Games medals in Christchurch. His final tally makes him Scotland’s most decorated athlete in Games history.

Christchurch 1974 Medals

Christchurch 1974 Medal Facts

No Medallists: 22 team members won a total of 19 medals across seven sports. There were 3 gold medallists including double gold for swimmer David Wilkie, and bowlers John Christie and Alex McIntosh.

Top Male: With two gold and one silver, swimmer David Wilkie was Scotland’s top athlete of the Games. He took gold in the 200m Individual Medley as well as in his favoured 200m Breaststroke event, in which he had won bronze as a 16 year old at the Edinburgh 1970 Commonwealth Games, Olympic silver in 1972 and gold in a World record at the 1973 World Championships.

Top Female: Swimmer Kim Wickham was Scotland’s top performing female athlete in Christchurch. She took silver in the 100m Butterfly before adding a bronze as part of the 4x100m Medley Relay team.

Top Sport: Aquatics was Scotland’s top sport with 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Repeat Medallists: 4 athletes were repeat medallists – David Wilkie, Alex McIntosh, Rosemary Payne and John McNiven.

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