Lyn Grime
Personal information
Birth nameLynnette Kay Grime
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1962-09-10) 10 September 1962 (age 58)
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight60 kg (132 lb)[1]
SportTrack and field
Event(s)400 metres hurdles

Lynnette Kay Grime (later Lyn Massey and now Lynnette O'Connor; born 10 September 1962) is a New Zealand hurdler.

Grime was born in 1962 in Matamata.[1] She attended Matamata College from 1976 to 1980 where she was coached by Warwick Fenton. From 1979, she was a New Zealand record holder, first in 100 m hurdles junior, and from 1984 in 400 m hurdles senior.[2] She competed in the women's 400 metres hurdles at the 1984 Summer Olympics[1] and is listed as New Zealand Olympian number 440.[3] She competed at the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo and came 17th in the 400 m hurdles.[2]

The O'Connors live in Greymouth with their three children, and she works at the Greymouth Aquatic Centre.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Lyn Grime". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Lynnette O'Connor (Massey)". Matamata College. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Lyn O'Connor". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 October 2017.