David Smith (canoeist)

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David Smith
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David Smith
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Dartmouth K-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2011 Szeged K-4 1000m
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Duisburg K–4 1000 m

David "Dave" Smith (born 13 February 1987 in Shellharbour) is an Australian sprint canoeist who has competed since the late 2000s. He won a silver medal in the K-2 1000 m event at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in Dartmouth. He also won a silver at the 2011 ICF World Championships in Szeged, Hungary in the K-4 1000m, and then a bronze in the same event in 2013.

Smith competed in the K-4 1000 m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but was eliminated in the semifinals. He was the member of Champion Australia's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m team in the London Olympics 2012, with Tate Smith (no relation), Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear.[1]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Australia Canoeing at the 2012 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 5 September 2016. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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