Rosie Bonds

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRosalyn L. "Rosie"•Bonds (-Kreidler)
Used nameRosie•Bonds
Born7 July 1944 in Riverside, California (USA)
Measurements172 cm / 61 kg
AffiliationsRiverside City College
NOC United States


Rosie Bonds was a high hurdler who won the 1964 US Olympic Trials in the 80 metre hurdles. She was also US Champion in 1963-64 at the AAU Meet. She represented the US in dual internationals against West Germany in 1963 and the Soviet Union in 1964. Bonds is known as the sister of Bobby Bonds, major league baseball player, and the aunt of Barry Bonds, the controversial baseball star of the 1990s and 2000s. She later became a nurse until she was severely injured in an automobile accident and had to stop working. As a result of this problem, she was forced to live in a homeless shelter for a time. Rosie Bonds became an activist for social justice and health care issues.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.5 (1964); 80mH – 10.6 (1964).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Rosie Bonds
80 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 8
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States DNS