Nicole Laird
Laird in 2018
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 28)
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Beach volleyball information
Current teammate
Years Teammate
2019–present Becchara Palmer
Previous teammates
Years Teammate
Brittany Kendall
Jessyka Ngauamo
Phoebe Bell
Mariafe Artacho del Solar
Representing  Australia
Women's beach volleyball
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
Gold medal – first place 2019 Sydney Open
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Shepparton Open
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Sydney Open
Asian Beach Volleyball Championships
Silver medal – second place 2016 Sydney
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Songkhla
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Hong Kong

Nicole Laird (born 18 February 1993)[1] is an Australian beach volleyball player. She represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Professional career

Rio de Janeiro - 2016 Olympics

Laird made her Olympic debut in Rio with her beach volleyball partner Mariafe Artacho del Solar, whom she met while studying at Killara High School.[2] The pair did not win a match in Rio, losing to the USA, Switzerland and China in their preliminary pool matches to finish the tournament in 19th place.[3]


  1. ^ "Nicole Laird". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ MacDonald, Cindy (11 March 2017). "On the beach: Mariafe Artacho del Solar, 23, beach volleyball player". The Saturday Paper (147). Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  3. ^ Beach volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament