Participants

Val SMITH

Val SMITH
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  29 Jul 1965
Place of Birth:  CHRISTCHURCH
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  52
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  159
Weight (Kg):  59

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Women's Pairs 10
Women's Fours 7

Val SMITH - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 16:01
Women's Fours Section C - Round 1
New Zealand
20
Jersey
15
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 16:01
Women's Fours Section C - Round 3
New Zealand
21
Zambia
8
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:00
Women's Fours Section C - Round 4
New Zealand
28
Norfolk Island
5
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 12:00
Women's Fours Section C - Round 5
New Zealand
11
South Africa
16
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 16:01
Women's Fours Quarter Final
South Africa
16
New Zealand
8
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 9:01
Women's Pairs Section B - Round 1
New Zealand
17
Fiji
16
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 12:00
Women's Pairs Section B - Round 3
New Zealand
29
Tonga
6
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 9:01
Women's Pairs Section B - Round 4
New Zealand
16
Canada
18
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 12:00
Women's Pairs Section B - Round 5
New Zealand
11
Norfolk Island
20
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Pairs QF
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Fours 3
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Singles 2
2006 Melbourne, AUS Women's Triples QF

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Christchurch, NZL Women's Triples 4th Pool
2016 Christchurch, NZL Women's Fours 3
2012 Adelaide, AUS Women's Singles 2
2012 Adelaide, AUS Women's Pairs 2
2008 Christchurch, NZL Women's Singles 1
2008 Christchurch, NZL Women's Pairs 1
2004 Leamington Spa, ENG Women's Triples 3
2004 Leamington Spa, ENG Women's Fours QF

Nickname: Smithy (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Hobbies: Music, reading (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Occupation: Bowls coordinator (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Education: Horticulture and gardening (Certificate) at Melbourne Polytechnic, VIC, Australia; applied fitness (Diploma)
Languages spoken: English
Coach: NATIONAL: Sharon SIMS (NZL) (nzherald.co.nz, 31 Mar 2017)
Other sports: Represented New Zealand in football, playing on the national U21 and B-side teams. Represented Nelson in cricket, indoor cricket, softball, touch and football. (The Press, 24 Nov 2016)
Reason: Started playing lawn bowls at age 27. "I played lawn bowls as part of a Nelson City Council 'sports all-rounder' competition and was so intrigued by the challenge of the game, I just had to give it a try in a more competitive environment and became hooked in the first year." (bowlsnz.co.nz, Jul 2016)
Ambition: "To be recognised as a player who shows passion and commitment, sees sportsmanship as a major priority and be a good ambassador for New Zealand sport." (bowlsnz.co.nz, Jul 2016)
Memorable: Competing at the 2008 World Championships in Christchurch. "For me personally there was more involved. It wasn't just the fact of winning two gold medals, but winning one with your best friend (Jo EDWARDS)." (The Press, 24 Nov 2016)
Hero: English darts player Phil TAYLOR. "For his achievements over so many years." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Influence: "My parents will always be my greatest influence. Their quiet confidence and support they showed, instilled in me a passion and drive that gives me great pride in whatever I attempt to achieve." (bowlsnz.co.nz, Jul 2016)
Ritual: Coffee (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Additional information

BEST MATES
Best friends with teammate Jo EDWARDS (NZL) for 35 years. The pair met when playing cricket in Nelson when SMITH was 17 and EDWARDS was 12. They played together, representing Nelson, in six sports - cricket, indoor cricket, softball, touch, football and bowls. They won a gold medal together at the 2008 World Championships in Christchurch. EDWARDS said: "We had talked about it, since we started playing bowls, about what it would be like to become world champions together. There's not too many people with a story like ours." (The Press, 24 Nov 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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