Participants

Dane BIRD-SMITH

Dane BIRD-SMITH
    Athletics
Birth Date:  15 Jul 1992
Place of Birth:  KIPPA-RING
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  25
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  186
Weight (Kg):  70

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 20km Race Walk 1 Gold

Dane BIRD-SMITH - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Men's 20km Race Walk Final 1:19:34 8 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Dane BIRD-SMITH - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 7:00
Gold Medal Event Men's 20km Race Walk Final
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 20km Race Walk 3 1:19:37

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 20km Race Walk 6 1:19:28
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 20km Race Walk 8 1:21:37
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's 20km Race Walk 11 1:23:06

Nickname: Danish (olympics.com.au, Mar 2016)
Occupation: Student
Education: Health studies and physical education at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. (Olympics.com.au, May 2016)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: David SMITH (AUS) (father) (olympics.com.au, Aug 2016)


Sporting relatives

Father and coach David SMITH represented Australia in race walking at Moscow 1980 Olympic Games (20km and 50km) and Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games (20km). (athletics.org.au, Aug 2016)


Reason: Olympian race walker father David SMITH encouraged him into athletics. Initially preferred sprinting until he took up race walking as a teenager. "All my life I have been surrounded by the track. The week I was born, dad took me to training. I do recall at some stage being pushed around in a pram on a track. I never really chose race walking, it just happened along the way at high school." (olympics.com.au, Jul 2016; couriermail.com.au, 10 Mar 2016)
Additional information

FATHER KNOWS BEST
On being coached by his father, dual Olympian David SMITH: "As a coach, he knows the ins and outs of race walking and technique. It gets a bit topsy-turvy when I talk to dad, and there can be a few little butting of heads. That is always going to happen but it works really well because we have that trust in each other." (couriermail.com.au, 10 Mar 2016)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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