Greta Small is currently the stand-out Australian alpine skier, junior and senior. She is based in Pitztal, Austria for almost nine months of the year. When she is in Australia, Perth is called home but she still manages to compete on the Australian snow fields during the winter.
Her professional attitude and sacrifices are producing outstanding results. She has big hopes of one day emulating her idols Zali Steggall and Lindsey Vonn.
Greta dominated the Australian and New Zealand domestic series and is looking to reach the podium at Innsbruck 2012.She will contest all alpine events in Innsbruck with all being equally matched.
School: SIDE - School of Isolated and Distance Education, Leederville, Perth, W.A.
Studying in 2012: Year 11
Club: Mount Hotham Racing Squad in Australia and SV Wenns in Austria
Coach: Alfons Schmid and Boyd Small
2011 Nor-Am Cup, Panorama BC: GS 20th 17th
SL 11th SG 13th 27th SC 16th 13th
2011 Nor-Am Cup, Nakiska AB: SC 13th SG 10th 3rd
2011 FIS Race, Nakiska AB: SG 29th
2011 FIS Race, Diavolezza SUI: SL 15th
2011 Australia New Zealand Cup, Mt Hutt: SL 4th SG 5th SC 4th 6th SG 6th
2011 Australian National Championship, Thredbo: GS 1st SL 1st 1st
2011 – Australia and New Zealand Continental Cup Overall Winner
2011 - British Women’s Downhill National Champion (senior)
- SSA Snowsport Rising Star of the Year 2011
- Member Australian Team for World Junior Alpine Ski Championships in Crans Montana, Switzerland 2011
- National Alpine Ski Team member
Greta has studied by correspondence for five years.
At her northern hemisphere base she and her mum live next door to Benni Raich and Marlies Schild. Benni is a YOG Ambassador, an Olympic and World Champion and Marlies is currently the number one ranked woman Slalom skier.
Greta’s dad is a
pilot with Korean Air based out of Seoul but manages to be heavily involved
with her training as her Serviceman/Trainer at races all over the world.
I want to be an Olympic and World Champion in alpine skiing and someday have a career in a creative field.
Favourite food....... Anything chocolate
Favourite gadget....... iPad, Dr. Dre Monster Headphones
Favourite bands..... Muse, Swedish House Mafia
Favourite movies...... Harry Potter series
Hobbies....... Reading, Juggling and Sketching
Sports Hero....... Lindsey Vonn and Zali Steggall
Best sport team....... BMC Team (Cadel Evans)
I began this sport....... after competing in the Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championship 2005.
Participation in other sports..... Street hockey, Roller Blading and Bicycle riding.