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Nathan Smith
  • Born: 12/25/1985
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 74kg
  • Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta
  • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

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Nathan Smith made his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 where he contributed to some of the best ever Olympic results recorded by the Canadian biathlon team. Individually, Smith’s highlight was his 11th place finish in the 12.5km pursuit, matching the best ever result by Jean-Philippe Le Guellec from Vancouver 2010. He then anchored the 4×7.5km relay team to a best ever seventh place.

Smith has been wearing the maple leaf internationally for more than a decade, having made his debut at the world junior championships in 2002. Three years later he stood on the world junior championship podium after winning bronze in the 4×7.5km relay alongside Le Guellec.

Smith first competed at the IBU World Championships in 2008. After missing the world championships in 2009 and the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Smith has competed at each of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 World Championships. In 2013 he helped the Canadian men to a best-ever eighth place finish in the 4 x 7.5km relay at the world championships.

Smith enjoyed an excellent start to his 2013-14 season. At the first World Cup of the year in Oestersund, Sweden he broke into the top 20 for the first time in his career with a 16th place finish in the 20km individual event.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2005 World Junior bronze medallist 4 x 7.5km relay…

PERSONAL

Family: Younger brother Tyson also competed internationally in biathlon at the World Junior Championships and Continental Championships… Getting into the Sport: Started at age 10… Was a cross-country skier with Foothills Nordic but they also had a biathlon program which he found more exciting… Recalls watching the Olympic Games in the 1990s and thinking the athletes were shooting out light bulbs because he had no idea what biathlon was… Outside Interests: While travelling enjoys marathon-watching TV shows… During the off-season enjoys alpine and backcountry skiing… Working towards a degree in Environmental Science through the University of Calgary and Athabasca University… Odds and Ends: Role model is 11-time Olympic medallist biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen who is very focused and always looking for ways to improve his performance…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

IBU World Championships: 2013 – 63rd (20km individual), 73rd (10km sprint), 8th (4×7.5km relay); 2012 – 61st (20km individual), 45th (10km sprint), 43rd (12.5km pursuit), 13th (4×7.5km relay); 2011 – 85th (20km individual), 67th (10km sprint), 11th (4×7.5km relay); 2008 – 81st (20km individual), 92nd (10km sprint), 21st (4×7.5km relay)

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2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonSprint 10km - Men - 13
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonMass Start 15km - Men - DNF
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonIndividual 20km - Men - 25
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonPursuit 12.5km - Men - 11
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonRelay 4x7.5km - Men - 7
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