2016 Australian Paralympic Team Portrait
|Born||23 April 1975|
Smith was born on 23 March 1975. She was originally from Fitzgibbon, Queensland. When she was 34 years old, she had an accident while hiking that left her a paraplegic. Prior to her accident, she was a skydiver and equestrian rider. She is married to Stuart and in 2014 she gave birth to a son Daniel. 
Shooting is a family sport, as her grandfather is Norman Lutz who was supposed to represent Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics but ultimately missed the Games because of a heart attack. She lives in Brisbane and works as a nurse. 
Smith started competitive shooting in 2010 following an Australian Paralympic Committee talent search. She made the Australian Paralympic shooting shadow team in 2011. At the 2011 IPC World Cup meet in Fort Benning, she won a gold medal in the SH1 standing air rifle event. In the process, she set an Australian record.
She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in shooting. The Games were her first. There she participated in the Women's 10 m Air Rifle standing SH1 and Mixed 10 m Air Rifle prone SH1 – winning a bronze in the 10 m Air Rifle standing.
In November 2015 at the International Paralympic Committee World Cup in Fort Benning, United States, she won the gold medal in the R8 SH1 3 Position rifle event and set a new Australian record of 576 in qualification.
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