Greta Small was the Australian Flagbearer at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria in 2012. The alpine talent with an impeccable work ethic notched two top ten results- seventh in the Slalom and Super G events as well as 13th in the Giant Slalom and Super Combined.
Small built on her Youth Olympic experience and proved her promise winning the 2013 Giant Slalom Far East Cup in Korea just one year later.
Small was the second-youngest competitor in the field at her debut World Championships in 2013 in Schladming, Germany. Small- Australia's only female competitor- finished an impressive 25th in the Super Combined event in a field of over 100 competitors. Small contested four of the five World Championship events, finishing 33rd in Downhill and 45th in Giant Slalom and Slalom.
A few weeks later Small competed at the Junior World Championships in Quebec, Canada. Small won silver in the Super G event and bronze in the Slalom both in the U18 division.
Just one week after her 18th birthday, Small made her debut on the prestigious World Cup circuit in October, 2013. Small was Australia's first female Alpine World Cup competitor since Jenny Owens in 2004. Her best World Cup results to date are 45th (Super G) and 52nd (Downhill).
Small competed in all five disciplines at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, highlighted by a 15th place performance in the Super Combined. This was a great result considering Small was the second youngest in the field by eight days.
Competing at the 2015 World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO, USA, Small recorded an 18th place performance, the highest by Australian at the event. Unfortunately at the end of the 2015 season, Small suffered a knee injury which required surgical intervention.
Small made a successful recovery from the injury, competing in some FIS events at the end of the 2016 season, 12 months post the original injury.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To be a FIS crystal globe winner
I began this sport ... Because I love to go fast
Proudest moment: Standing in the leaders box at the 2014 Sochi OWG
Favourite Food: Anything chocolate!
Favourite overseas competition: Val-d'Isère, France
Sports Hero: Lyndsay Vonn, Zali Steggall
When I am not training/competing I am: Reading a good book
Highest level of education achieved: Year 11, partial Year 12
Sponsors: Atomic, Komperdell, Mt Hotham
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