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Christine Smith

Full name: Christine Idris Smith
Gender: Female
Born: December 13, 1946 in Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
Died: May 8, 1979 in Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Christine Smith skied for Australia at the 1964 Winter Olympics, but also at the 1962 Commonwealth Winter Games, and the 1966 World Championships. She was Australian champion in all three disciplines in 1964 and won the Thredbo Cup in Australia in 1963-64. In 1965, while recuperating from a ski accident in Europe, she was enlisted to teach “The Beatles” to ski for their film Help, and performed in the movie in a short skiing sequence. In 1974 she established Christine Smith Interiors in Sydney, an interior decorating firm specializing in bathroom accessories. Having business troubles in 1979, she moved her shop to Bondi Junction, but never saw it opened, as depression led her to commit suicide.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Australia AUS 27
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Australia AUS AC DQ
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Australia AUS 28

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Australia Final Standings 27 2:03.82

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Australia Final Standings AC DQ

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Australia Final Standings 28 2:03.67
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Australia Run 1 30 58.09
1964 Winter 17 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Australia Run 2 27 1:05.58
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