Denise Boyd

Denise Margaret Robertson-Boyd (born 15 December 1952) is an Australian former Olympic sprinter, who reached two Olympic finals in the 200 metres sprint. Boyd won the gold medal for 200 metres at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.[2]

Denise Boyd
Personal information
Born (1952-12-15) 15 December 1952
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight134 lb (61 kg)[1]

Boyd's best performances were:[3]

  • 100 m: 11.35 (Moscow, 1980)
  • 200 m: 22.35 (Sydney, 1980)
  • 400 m: 51.48 (Melbourne, 1983)

Her husband, Ray Boyd was also a Commonwealth Games champion and double-Olympic representative in the pole vault.[4] The Boyds have three children, all of whom are successful athletes:[5]

  • Alana (born 10 May 1984)[6] - 4.55 m Olympic pole vaulter[3]
  • Jacinta (born 10 February 1986)[7] - 6.64 m long jumper[3]
  • Matthew (Matt) (born 29 April 1988)[8] - 5.35 m pole vaulter[9]

In 2009 Denise Boyd was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame.[10]

See also

References

  1. "Denise Robertson-Boyd". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. Athletics Australia profile - Denise Robertson-Boyd Archived 20 July 2012 at Archive.today
  3. - Athletics Australia all-time rankings list Archived 3 February 2009 at Archive.today
  4. AA profile - Ray Boyd Archived 23 July 2012 at Archive.today
  5. Courier Mail - Vaulting into pole position
  6. AA profile - Alana Boyd Archived 20 July 2012 at Archive.today
  7. Boyd. IAAF. Retrieved on 28 December 2015.
  8. AA Profile - Matt Boyd Archived 25 February 2012 at Archive.today
  9. Athletics Australia - 2008 National Rankings Archived 21 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  10. "Ms Denise Boyd". Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. qsport.org.au. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
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