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Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith

Sailing Schedule & Results

(Local) / 04:05 PM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 10

12 (12th)

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(Local) / 02:40 PM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 09

17 (17th)

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(Local) / 01:15 PM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 08

15 (15th)

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(Local) / 02:30 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 07

14 (14th)

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(Local) / 01:05 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 06

6 (6th)

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(Local) / 01:15 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 05

7 (7th)

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(Local) / 02:35 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 04

17 (17th)

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(Local) / 01:05 PM 11 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 03

11 (11th)

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(Local) / 02:40 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 02

8 (8th)

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(Local) / 01:15 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 - Race 01

16 (16th)

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Athlete Biography

Fremantle-born Carrie Smith took up sailing at just two-years-old after her father, and his family, introduced her to the sport. She started in the sabre and other junior categories before moving onto the 420 and then finally the 470. One of her main rivals in the 420 class in Australia, Jaime Ryan, will now be alongside her as the pair make their Olympic debut as the crew of the 470W at Rio.

It’s been a rollercoaster two years for Smith, who was rushed to hospital with complications from stomach surgery in 2014, one of four operations she endured in the year, before being forced to take around six months off from the sport with Smith and Ryan focusing on dry land and theory training.

The pair, coached by Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Nathan Wilmot, finished the 2015 World Championships regatta in ninth to secure a quota spot for Australia for Rio 2016.

Smith, who made her Australian debut ISAF Youth Worlds 2011, counts gold medal winning Australia 470 women’s pair at the Beijing 2008 Games Tess Parkinson and Elise Rechichi as her inspiration in the sport.

The West Australian follows strict superstitions and always wears the same bathers at regattas.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio will be Olympic debut.

Recent Performances

  • 5th - 2016 Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland, Great Britain
  • 12th – 2016 World Cup (Hyeres, France)
  • 8th – 2016 European Championships (Mallorca – Illes Balears, Spain)
  • 7th – 2016 Trofeo Sar Princesa Sofia (Palma de Majorca, Spain)
  • 18th – 2016 470 World Championship (San Isidro, Argentina)

Career Highlights

  • Youth World Champion 2013 in 420 Class
  • Youth World Championship silver medal 2012 and fourth in 2011
  • National Champion in the 470W in 2013

Education

  • Primary
    Iona Presentation Collage, WA, Australia
  • Secondary
    Iona Presentation Collage, WA, Australia
  • Tertiary
    Curtin University, WA, Australia - currently studying (since 2013)

Training

  • Coach
    Nathan Wilmont - current
  • Club
    Fremantle Sailing Club
  • Institute/Academy
    Australian Sailing Team Western Australian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Chocolate
Favourite holiday destination
Hawaii
Favourite music
Rihanna, Beyoncé
Dream car
Range Rover
Personal Motto
Everything happens for a reason
Star Sign
Aquarius
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Tess Parkinson, Elise Rechichi winning the 470W Gold medal at the 2008 Games.
Most Influential person in your career/life
Parents and Belinda Stowell, Tess Parkinson, Elise Rechichi
Why this sport?
I have loved it since I was a little kid. It's always been fun and exciting