London Olympian Emily Smith will make her second Games appearance in Rio 2016. A key component to the Hockeyroos forward line, she will often be seen leaping and diving over opponents in the attacking circle to secure goals for Australia.
Born in the small NSW country town of Crookwell, Smith started playing hockey as a five-year-old because her mum and sister both played. She played on the grass fields in her hometown for 14 years.
The forward made her Hockeyroos debut at the 2011 Oceania Cup in Tasmania against New Zealand. The 19-year-old scored her first international goal in the second game of the competition, and came home with the silver medal from the tournament
As one of the youngest in the London squad (19), Smith made her Olympic debut in 2012, where Australia finished in fifth place. She helped Australia win gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and silver at the 2014 World Cup in the Netherlands.
Away from the hockey pitch, Smith has a passion the great outdoors. She loves spending time at the beach with her dog Leo and often goes camping, fishing and jet skiing with her family and friends.
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Crookwell, NSW, Australia
Perth, WA, Australia
- 2012 London- 5th (Hockey)
- 2nd - 2016 International Hockey Tournament (Darwin, Australia)
- 4th – 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
- 6th – 2015 World League Final (Rosario, Argentina)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Cup (Stratford, New Zealand)
- 3rd – 2014 Champions Trophy (Bhubaneswar, India)
- 1st at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014
- 2nd at Hockey World Cup in Holland, 2014
- 2nd at Champions Trophy in Argentina, 2014
- St Mary's Primary School Crookwell, NSW, Australia
- Crookwell High School, NSW, Australia
Adam Commens (2011- current)
Primary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Personal Motto
- Try to be a better person and athlete then I was yesterday.
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Frozen yoghurt
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
- Rugby 7's
- Why this sport?
- Everyone in my family plays