Alana Quade (Boyd) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Alana Quade (Boyd)

Pole vault (January 2017)

Alana won her maiden national pole vault crown in 2008, before a 4.30m clearance on Olympic debut at Beijing 2008. She has since won the Australian Athletics Championships gold medal on three occasions (2009, 2013 and 2015).

A gold medal at the Delhi (2010) and Glasgow (2014) Commonwealth Games followed, before a bronze medal at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech and a new personal best of 4.81m in 2016 to become the best ever Australian female pole vaulter. Alan was an Olympic finalist in London (2012) and closed out her career in remarkable fashion leaping 4.80m to place 4th at the Rio (2016) Olympic Games.