Kyle Bernard Vander-Kuyp (born 30 May 1971 in Paddington,[citation needed] a suburb of Sydney), is an Indigenous Australian athlete of the Worimi and Yuin tribe of North and South Coast New South Wales. At 5 weeks of age, he was adopted by Pat and Ben Vander-Kuyp.

Kyle bettered the Oceanian record in the 110 metres hurdles to 13.29 seconds at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics.

In addition he has competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, as well as the 1994, 1998 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 6th 110 m hurdles 14.07
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.85
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 10th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.48
1994 Commonwealth Games Victoria, Canada 5th 110 m hurdles 13.75
World Cup London, United Kingdom 6th 110 m hurdles 13.71[1]
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th 60 m hurdles 7.73
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 110 m hurdles 13.30
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 7th 110 m hurdles 13.40
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 14th (h) 60 m hurdles 7.73
World Championships Athens, Greece 9th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.49
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th 110 m hurdles 13.67
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 20th (qf) 110 m hurdles 13.56
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 16th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.63


  1. ^ Representing Oceania
Preceded byNone Cleo Bachelor of the Year 1998 Succeeded byAnthony Field