Alana Boyd Alana Boyd

Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 16th (pole vault)

Recent Performances

  • 9th (pole vault) - 2012 World Indoor Championships (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 2nd (pole vault) - 2012 Australian Olympic Trials (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (pole vault) - 2012 Sydney Track Classic (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st (pole vault) - 2012 Perth Track Classic (Perth, Australia)
  • 13th (pole vault) - 2011 World Championships (Daegu, Korea)

Career Highlights

  • Representing Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Winning gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010
  • Jumping 4.60m earlier to equal second all-time in Australia with former world record holder Emma George

Interesting Facts

  • Alana Boyd broke the Australian pole vault record in February 2012 with a leap of 4.76m at the Strive Inter-Club Athletics Meet at the WA Athletics Stadium. She went into the meet with a personal best of 4.66m and bettered the mark twice in one night.
  • Previous Australian record holders Kym Howe (4.72m) and Emma George (4.60m) also held world records in their careers. Boyd's 4.76m ranked her 11th on the world all-time list (as at February 2012).
  • At the 2008 Beijing Games, Boyd made Australian Olympic history, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Boyd won gold in the pole vault joining parents Ray (pole vault, 1982) and Denise (200m, 1978) as an individual Commonwealth Games title-holder, the first time the feat has been achieved by the son or daughter of a gold medal-winning couple in Australian history.
  • Boyd moved from Queensland to Perth for her sport and trains alongside Liz Parnov and Steve Hooker.
  • Boyd competed in the 2001 Sydney Youth Olympic Festival in hurdles and the 4x100m relay before starting pole vaulting in 2002.

Sport

Years on national team

5

Coach

Alex Parnov (2009 - current)
Ray Boyd (2002 - 2009)

Primary Training Base

Perth, Australia

Secondary Training Base

London, UK

Club

UWA Athletics Club, (WA, Australia)

Institute/Academy

Western Australian Institute of Sport, Perth

Education

Primary

Mooloolaba State School (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

Immanuel Lutheran College (QLD, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Business Management - University of Qld (2002 - 2004)


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