online marketing women profile: Alana Boyd

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Alana Boyd

Alana Boyd (born 10 May 1984) is an Australian Olympic pole vaulter.Her personal best jump is 4.56 metres, achieved in July 2008 in Monaco. She won the gold medal for the women's pole vault at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Alana's parents are both former Australian Olympians and her selection in the 2008 Beijing Olympics marks the first time a child of two former Olympians will compete in an Australian Olympic team. Her mother Denise (née Robertson) won the gold medal for 200 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and ran in three Olympic finals. Her father and coach Ray Boyd was also a Commonwealth Games champion and double-Olympic pole vaulter. Alana has two siblings, who have also represented Australia internationally: Jacinta (born 2 October 1986), a 6.64 metre long jumper, and Matt (born 29 April 1988), a 5.35 metre pole vaulter.

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