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Ray Boyd

Pole vault (January 2017)

Ray Boyd won eleven Australian Championships in the Pole Vault, ending his career on a high note when winning the gold medal at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. He competed in two Olympics, Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976) and three Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh (1970), Christchurch (1974) and Brisbane (1982).

Boyd's best vault of 5.30 metres was achieved in Melbourne in March, 1976. Ray went on to be a successful coach, with his children Alana, Matt and Jacinta all following in his footsteps.