Nathan Smith (biathlete)

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Nathan Smith
Personal information
Full nameNathan Smith
Born (1985-12-25) 25 December 1985 (age 32)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada[1]
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
World Cup debut4 January 2007
Olympic Games
Teams1 (2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams6 (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Medals2
World Cup
Seasons10 (2006/07–)
Individual victories1
All victories1
Individual podiums5
All podiums5
Updated on 22 March 2015.

Nathan Smith (born 25 December 1985) is a Canadian biathlete.

Career[edit]

Smith competed for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

At the 2015 Biathlon World Championships in Kontiolahti, Finland in the 10 km Sprint event Nathan won Silver. He was the first Canadian male biathlete to medal at a World Championship.[2]

At the 2015 Biathlon World Cup event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Nathan Smith won the first biathlon World Cup gold medal of his career[3] in the Men's 12.5 km pursuit race.

At the Nov. 29, 2015 IBU World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden Canada’s Rosanna Crawford and Nathan Smith teamed up to win the silver medal in the season-opening single mixed relay. The top five results in this race were as follows: 1. Norway, 36:27.3; 2. Canada (Rosanna Crawford/Canmore, Alta., Nathan Smith/Calgary), 36:39.2; 3. Germany, 36:40.5; 4. Sweden, 36:51.7; 5. Russia, 37:09.1

At the 2016 Biathlon World Championships in Holmenkollen, Norway on March 12 Nathan Smith teamed up with Christian Gow, Scott Gow, and Brendan Green to win the bronze medal in the men's relay.[4][5]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

In January 2018, Smith was named to Canada's 2018 Olympic team.[6][7][8]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.

Olympic Games[edit]

0 medals

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Russia 2014 Sochi 25th 13th 11th dnf 7th
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 81st 44th 54th
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

2 medals (1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Sweden 2008 Östersund 81st 92nd 21st
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 85th 67th 11th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 61st 45th 43rd 13th 18th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 62nd 72nd 8th
Finland 2015 Kontiolahti 44th Silver 13th 23rd 19th 12th
Norway 2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 42nd 46th 25th Bronze 11th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The mixed relay was added as an event in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Nathan Smith makes history with biathlon worlds silver". CBC News. Retrieved 2015-03-07.
  3. ^ "Calgary's Nathan Smith claims World Cup gold". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
  4. ^ "Canada captures men's relay bronze at biathlon world championships". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  5. ^ "Mens Relay Results" (PDF). International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  6. ^ "Olympic veterans Crawford and Green lead Canadian biathlon team to Pyeongchang". CTV News. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Rosanna Crawford headlines Canadian Olympic biathlon team". CBC News. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  8. ^ McCarter, Shannon (16 January 2018). "Team Canada biathletes nominated for PyeongChang 2018". www.olympic.ca/. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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