Brodie Smith’s star was born at the World Youth Championships in Hungary in 2017. It was there that she was the highest scorer in the tournament and led the young Aussies to a historic gold medal. The following year, Smith was included in The Belles’ squad for the 2018 Worlds in Sweden and was selected for the team at the Tokyo Paralympics.

The team opened their Tokyo campaign with loses to Israel (11-0) and China (6-0). However, a thrilling victory over Canada (4-3) marked the first Australian goalball win since Atlanta 1996. The team then took on the Russian Paralympic Committee to mark the biggest win in their history, winning 4-1. The Belles’ Tokyo campaign ended when they were defeated 10-6 by Turkey in the quarter final.

When she’s not playing goalball, the Maitland product studies Secondary Education at Newcastle University. She enjoys reading, watching her favourite movies, and testing …

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Date of birth
8 August 1998
Past Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

Vision impairment
How acquired
Maitland, NSW
Started competing
First competed for Australia
Sport career highlights

Winning gold at the Youth World Championships in 2017 in Budapest, Hungary and being awarded highest goal-scorer for the tournament.

Greatest sporting moments

Finding out that the Aussie Belles had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Heroes/role models

My Dad is probably my biggest hero and role model - I wouldn't be where I am today without his support and presence in my life

Favourite quote
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough


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