1978 Edmonton Commonwealth Games
Edmonton 1978
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Edmonton, Canada


Commonwealth Stadium


August 3-12

Team Gold Medalist


  • Elfi Schlegel
    Karen Kelsall
    Monica Goermann
    Sherry Hawco

All-Around Gold Medalist

Elfi Schlegel (CAN)

Preceded by


Succeeded by

1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games

The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They were boycotted by Nigeria, in protest at New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa The Bid Election was held at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics. This was the first Commonwealth Games where a computerized system was used to handle ticket sales.

Format of Competition

The gymnastics competition was carried out in two stages:

  • Competition I - The team competition/qualification round in which all gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, performed both compulsory and optional exercises. The combined scores of all team members determined the final score of the team. The thirty-six highest scoring gymnasts in the all-around qualified to the individual all-around competition. The six highest scoring gymnasts on each apparatus qualified to the final for that apparatus.
  • Competition II - The individual all-around competition, in which those who qualified from Competition I performed exercises on each apparatus. The final score of each gymnast was composed of half the points earned by that gymnast during Competition I and all of the points earned by her in Competition II.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Canada Canada

Elfi Schlegel
Karen Kelsall
Monica Goermann
Sherry Hawco

Flag of England England

Joanna Sime
Karen Robb
Lisa Jackman
Susan Cheesebrough

Flag of New Zealand New Zealand

Deborah Hurst
Kirsty Durward
Lynette Brake
Rowena Davis

All-Around Flag of Canada Elfi Schlegel
Canada (CAN)
Flag of Canada Monica Goermann
Canada (CAN)

Flag of Canada Sherry Hawco
Canada (CAN)


Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Canada Canada 2 2 0 4
2 Flag of England England 0 1 0 1
3 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 0 0 1 1

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