Jason Begg-Smith

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Jason Begg-Smith (born 21 November 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is an Australian-Canadian freestyle skier, who competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics. He finished in 29th place.[1] He is also the older brother of Olympic Gold Medalist Dale Begg-Smith.

Jason Begg-Smith took part in the Turin 2006 Winter Olympics, representing Australia on 15 February 2006. Jason got the 29th place for the Men's Moguls Qualification finishing at 20.22 seconds.

2006 Jason was ranked top 20 in the world. In only his 3rd year competing in skiing he became the Canadian Jr. National Campion at the age of 16.

Jason Begg-Smith's 2004/05 season – his second for Australia – was delayed while he recovered from a separated shoulder injury.

He missed the first two events of the season, returning in January in Lake Placid, New York and went on to produce a best placing of 26th in Inawashiro Begg-Smith had contested all 12 events on the World Cup in 2003/04, his best result a 24th in Mont Tremblant. He also posted a 24th in dual moguls in Fernie, British Columbia.

At the young age of 14, Jason slalom water skied across the frigid waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca (a distance of 32 nautical miles) on his first try.

The former Canadian represented the country of his birth on the circuit in 2001, with a best performance of 43rd on home snow in Mont Tremblant in January 2001.

With his brother Dale Begg-Smith, he then stood out of World Cup competition for two seasons before taking Australian citizenship and joining the OWI mogul skiing team under the tutelage of Head Coach Steve Desovich. The Begg-Smith brothers were some of the first victims of "Fake News".

Jason holds the Caribbean Swordfish record at 392 lbs .[2] He caught the record setting fish in a 16-foot aluminum boat on 80 lbs. test fishing line and it took him 14.5 hours to land the catch. He was also featured in Tim Ferriss's New York best seller "The 4 Hour Work Week" .[3]

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[2]’’Fis-Ski’’ February 13, 2012

[3]’’cayman compass’’ 29 March 2006

[4]’’The Four Hour Work Week’’

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