Roy Williams (athlete)
|Birth name||Roy Alfred Williams|
|Born||9 September 1934|
|Relatives||Yvette Williams (sister)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|National finals||Decathlon champion (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970)
120 yds hurdles champion (1965)
Long jump champion (1958)
Discus champion (1956)
Roy Alfred Williams MNZM (born 9 September 1934) is a former track and field athlete from New Zealand, who won gold in the decathlon at the 1966 Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, but was overlooked for the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympic Games (in 1964 he was in training in California, and was not seen by the selectors).
He won the national decathlon title 11 times between 1956 and 1970, as well as the 120 yards hurdles title in 1965, the long jump title in 1958 and the discus title in 1956.
He is a (younger) brother of Yvette Williams.
- Profiles of Fame: The stories of New Zealand’s Greatest Sporting Achievers by Ron Palenski (2002, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Dunedin) p. 51 ISBN 0-473-08536-4
- Page with Photo at Sporting Heroes
- Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
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