Penny Smith

To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst

Personal Details

Home town:

Camperdown

Occupation / Area of Study / Work:

Lifeguard

Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Charlotte Dujardin

Date of birth:

21 April 1995

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:

Women's Trap & Mixed Team Trap

Home Club:

Colac Clay Target Club

Olympic / Paralympic History:

2020 Tokyo Olympics

World Championships History:
  • Gold Medal Russia Mixed Team 2017
  • Bronze Medal Lonato Mixed Team 2019
Sporting Highlights:

Missing selection to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games fuelled Smith’s fighting spirit and she surged to success in 2019. “Some things like that make you a better athlete and a better person,” she said.

In a breakthrough year, Smith won gold at the 2019 Lahti World Cup and in doing so secured Australia a quota spot for Tokyo. In the same year she won Trap Team Mixed bronze at the World Championships with shooting partner Thomas Grice.

In 2020, Smith achieved an Australian selection trial clean-sweep when she won all four nomination events including the Commonwealth and National titles, defeating Rio gold medallist Catherine Skinner and Rio Olympian Laetisha Scanlan to top the leader board.

- Australian Olympic Team

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