Alana Boyd (born 10 May 1984) is an Australian Olympic pole vaulter.
|Born||10 May 1984|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in) (2009)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb) (2009)|
The 2008 Australian Champion, Boyd was selected for the 2007 World Championships, but did not make the final. She did not make the final at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but did at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she finished in 11th place. She also reached the final of the 2012 Indoor World Championships, finishing in 9th.
Her personal best jump is 4.81 metres, an Australian record achieved in July 2016 on the Sunshine Coast. She won the gold medal for the women's pole vault at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, which she retained at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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, a 6.64-metre long jumper, and Matt, a 5.35-metre pole vaulter.
- Athletics Australia profile – Alana Boyd Archived 25 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- "IAAF: Athlete profile for Alana Boyd". iaaf.org. Retrieved 8 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Alana Boyd breaks Australian pole vault record to surge into Rio medal running". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Boyd family makes history at Games, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 October 2010.
- "Glasgow 2014 – Women's Pole Vault Final". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Herald Sun – Daughter follows parents into five-ring circus
- Athletics Australia profile – Denise Robertson-Boyd Archived 25 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- AA profile – Ray Boyd Archived 26 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Courier Mail – Vaulting into pole position
- "AA profile – Jacinta Boyd". Archived from the original on 31 July 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2008.
- Fanzone Athlete Profiles: Alana Boyd Archived 23 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Athletics Australia.
- AA Profile – Matt Boyd Archived 26 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Athletics Australia – 2008 National Rankings Archived 21 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine