BOYD Jacinta < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 10 Feb 1986 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.66 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She and her siblings had always admired their Olympian parents and wanted to also participate, in the sports that her parents had being passionate about.
Club / Team University of Queensland: Australia
Name of coach Ray Boyd
Coach from which country? Australia
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Australia
Location Italy
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her parents. (qasport.qld.gov.au, 29 Jun 2009)
Hero / Idol Her parents. (qasport.qld.gov.au, 29 Jun 2009)
Injuries She broke her foot 6 weeks before the Commonwealth Games trials in 2006. (qasport.qld.gov.au, 29 Jun 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto If it was easy everyone would be doing it. Work hard.
(qasport.qld.gov.au, 29 Jun 2009)
Famous relatives Her entire family is involved in sport. Father Ray participated in the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games in pole vault, mother Denise competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games as a sprinter, older sister Alana was in the Olympic team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and younger brother Matt is also a pole vaulter and has being competing since 2006. (theaustralian.com.au, 03 Mar 2010, athletics.com.au, 29 Jun 2010, athletics.com.au, 29 Jun 2010, qaport.qld.gov.au, 03 Jun 2010)
Ambitions To medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic Games. (qasport.qld.gov.au 29 Jun 2009)