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Rodney Smith

Full name: Rodney Stacey Smith
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: April 13, 1966 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Rodney Smith wrestled lightweight Greco-Roman at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, winning a bronze medal in 1992 at Barcelona. Smith wanted to attend either Springfield College or Western New England University, but after being rejected by Springfield, he decided to join the US Marines. Two days before reporting to boot camp, he was accepted by Western New England and the Marines allowed him to attend college and defer his military obligation.

Smith joined the US Army after his college graduation in 1988 and was stationed in Atlanta, where he was in the US Army World Class Athlete Program. He also took graduate courses there in journalism at Georgia State University. Smith spent 10 years in the Army and then coached their wrestling program in Colorado Springs. He later returned to his home state of Massachusetts and became a teacher at the Hampden Charter School of Science in Chicopee, where he also coached wrestling.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman United States USA 9

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR TP
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 3 1992-07-26
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 1 1992-07-28 Smith (USA) decision (6-3), Rodríguez (CUB)
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Six 2 1992-07-27 13,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Six Match #1 1 1992-07-27 Smith (USA) decision (7-5), Yalouz (FRA) 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Five 2 1992-07-27 10,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Five Match #2 2 1992-07-27 Repka (HUN) decision (10-0), Smith (USA) 0,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Four 2 1992-07-27 10,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Four Match #2 1 1992-07-27 Smith (USA) decision (6-2), Yeats (CAN) 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three 3 1992-07-26 7,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Three Match #3 1 1992-07-26 Smith (USA) fall (2:00), Baranov (ISR) 4,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two 5T 1992-07-26 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round Two Match #5 AC 1992-07-26 Smith (USA) 0,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One 2T 1992-07-26 3,0
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Wrestling United States USA Group B - Round One Match #4 1 1992-07-26 Smith (USA) decision (6-1), Villuela (ESP) 3,0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Final Standings 9 1996-07-19 8 20
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1996-07-20 Pulyayev (UZB) decision (4-0) (5:00), Smith (USA) 0
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Classification Round Four Match #4 2 1996-07-20 Colás (CUB) decision (3-2) (5:00), Smith (USA) 2
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Round Two Match #2 1 1996-07-19 Smith (USA) grand superiority (12-1) (4:33), Karapınar (TUR) 12
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Wrestling United States USA Round One Match #4 1 1996-07-19 Smith (USA) decision (6-1) (5:00), Escobar (COL) 6
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