Dean Barton-Smith

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Dean Bryan Barton-Smith, AM (born 1 November 1967) is an Australian former decathlete who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1] He also won medals at the Deaflympics in 1989, 1993 and 2005.[2] Barton-Smith is most noted for his work and advocacy with the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations, Deaf Sports Australia and the Deaflympics.[3] Smith also holds world record in Decathlon and also represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in 1990 and 1994.

He is the former CEO of Deaf Children Australia.[4] In 2013, Barton-Smith was appointed[clarification needed] with the Order of Australia.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dean Barton-Smith". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Athletes | Deaflympics". Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Dean Barton-Smith wins rare Edwin Flack Award". 1998. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014.
  4. ^ "DCA Announces Roz Keenan As CEO For Coming 12 Months". 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ McGrath, Tara (25 January 2013). "Australia Day honours: Dean Barton-Smith proved 'em wrong". Knox Weekly. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

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