Anabelle Smith

Anabelle’s goal is to win an Olympic gold medal and leave a positive legacy in Australian sport.

Anabelle burst onto the scene after two short years in the sport when she won two bronze medals at the World Junior Championships in 2008. She was selected into a high performance program which saw her train 30 hours per week since she was 14. Over the last 10 years she has won many Nationals Championships and has represented Australia at two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games and several World Championships and World Cups.

Balancing her sporting life, Anabelle has studied a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and has received many awards for her efforts in and out of the diving pool. She is a keen traveller, and loves spreading the Olympic movement. She was selected as Australia’s sole female participant at the 2017 international Olympic Academy Young Participants session and hopes to continue being involved in high performance sport when she retires.

Athletic Achievements

  • 2016 Rio Olympics- BRONZE medal
  • 2012 London Olympics – placed 5th
  • 2 x Commonwealth Games (Bronze 2010 & 2014)
  • 3 x World Championships (Bronze 2011)
  • 3 x World Cup (Bronze 2014)
  • World Junior Championships (2 x Bronze in 2008)
  • Australian National squad member past 7 years

Awards

  • 2017 Australian of the Year nominee
  • 2016 Victorian Institute of Sport ‘Spirit’ award winner
  • 3 x Layne Beachley ‘Aim for The Stars’ scholarship recipient
  • Sports Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship recipient 2008
  • 5 x Diving Victoria Athlete of the year
  • Pierre de Coubertin award winner
  • 2016 Leader Newspapers Eastern Overall Senior Winner

I am choosing to ‘Dare2Bare’ because I want to raise awareness about NF and the effect it can have on kids and their families. I hope to raise money and give back to a Foundation doing its part in trying to find a cure and better the lives of kids living with tumours.


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