Leanne Smith

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Leanne Smith
— Alpine skier —
Leanne Smith Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2009.jpg
Smith in January 2009
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G, Combined
Club Mt. Washington Valley
Born (1987-05-28) May 28, 1987 (age 30)
North Conway,
New Hampshire, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
World Cup debut December 1, 2007 (age 20)
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 2 – (2011, 2013)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 7th – (200814)
Wins 0
Podiums 2 – (2 DH)
Overall titles 0 – (25th in 2013)
Discipline titles 0 – (12th in DH & SG, 2013)

Leanne Smith (born May 28, 1987) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States, and specializes in the speed events.

Early life[edit]

Born in North Conway, New Hampshire, Smith attended A. Crosby Kennett High School. She spent her skiing time on the local mountain, Cranmore, where the founder of the first skiing school in the United States, Hannes Schneider, arrived from Austria. Following Cranmore, she trained with the Mount Washington Valley Ski Team, coached by Kurt Simard. Smith graduated from high school in 2005, and then attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham and raced for the Wildcats in 2006.

U.S. Ski Team[edit]

After her freshman year at UNH, Smith joined the U.S. Ski Team for the 2007 season, on the developmental team.[1] She moved up to the World Cup team the following season and made her debut in December 2007 in Canada at Lake Louise and finished 23rd in the downhill.

Smith's best World Cup finish is 2nd in a downhill at Val-d'Isère in December 2012.[2] She represented the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in 2010 and 2014, and at the World Championships in 2011 and 2013.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season  Age  Overall  Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
2008 20 88 36 45 35
2009 21 94 43 41 41
2010 22 75 41 36 31
2011 23 30 15 22 19
2012 24 38 16 25 28
2013 25 25 12 12 37
2014 26 52 19 30

Top ten finishes[edit]

  • 2 podiums – (2 DH)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 21 Jan 2011 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G 8th
4 Mar 2011 Tarvisio, Italy Super Combined 9th
2012 15 Jan 2012 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G 10th
28 Jan 2012 St. Moritz, Switzerland Downhill 7th
15 Mar 2012 Schladming, Austria Super G 5th
2013 2 Dec 2012 Lake Louise, Canada Super G 8th
14 Dec 2012 Val-d'Isère, France Downhill 2nd
19 Jan 2013 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill 3rd
20 Jan 2013 Super G 6th
2014 8 Dec 2013 Lake Louise, Canada Super G 6th

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2011 23 19 DNF DSQ1
2013 25 16 12 DNS2

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 22 18 21
2014 26 18 DNF2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Wildcat Leanne Smith named to 2010 U.S. Olympic alpine ski team". UNH Athletics. January 27, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Career firsts for Gut and Smith, as Vonn goes into the nets". Ski Racing.com. December 14, 2012. 

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