Ray Boyd

Ray Boyd
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Australia
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal - first place1982 BrisbanePole Vault


Raymond (“Ray”) Boyd (given birth to 28 June 1951) is a ex – sportsman from Australia, who have competed in the Pole vault. Boyd earned eleven Australian Championships in the Pole Vault, finishing his profession on a higher note when being successful the Yellow metal medal on the 1982 Commonwealth Video games in Brisbane. He competed in two Olympics and three Commonwealth Video games from 1970 to 1982. He was coached by Wal Chisholm. Boyd’s best vault of 5.30 metres was accomplished in Melbourne on 15 March 1976. His wife, Denise Boyd (née Robertson) was also a Commonwealth Video games champ and double-Olympic finalist at 200 metres. The Boyds possess three children, most of whom are effective sports athletes: Alana (given birth to 10 May 1984) – 4.55 m Pole Vaulter Jacinta (born 10 February 1986) – 6.64 m Long Jumper Matthew (Matt) (given birth to 29 Apr 1988) – 5.35 m Pole Vaulter Ray is Alana, Jacinta and Matthew ‘s trainer for training.

See also

Australian athletics champions