Winter Games Athletes
Smith enters her second Olympics with significantly more professional steam than she did as a 22-year-old at the 2010 Vancouver Games. The 2013 World Cup season was her best on record with a 25th-place finish in the overall standings after entering her last Winter Games having placed 94th the previous season. There’s been steady improvement since then, and 2013 also featured her best finishes in the speed discipline standings, as she came in 12th in both the downhill and super-G season results. After flirting with the podium late in 2012, she reached it twice in 2013 with second- and third-place finishes in downhill races. After finishing 18th in the super-G and 21st in the super-combined in Vancouver, Smith represented the U.S. for the 2011 and 2013 world championships. Her 2013 results were her best yet in a major championship, as she finished 12th in the downhill and 16th in the super-G. Smith also won the downhill title at the 2010 U.S. championships.