SMITH Alex < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 06 Mar 1988 in Hull, ENG
Height1.83 m
Weight 115 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Hull, ENG
Occupation Athlete, Electrician
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began throwing in 1999.
Club / Team Kingston Upon Hull Athletics Club: Hull, ENG
Name of coach Shane Peacock
Coach from which country? England
Training Regime "I do two days on, one day off, with two throwing sessions and a weights session each day I train."
International Debut
Year 2010
Competing for England
Tournament Commonwealth Games
Location Delhi
General Interest
Most influential person in career His father Dave. (, 31 Oct 2010)
Hero / Idol His father Dave. (, 31 Oct 2010)
Awards and honours He was crowned Hotshot of the Year in 2006. (, 17 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives His father Dave won gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in the hammer throw. (, 12 Apr 2012)
He was disappointed to only win silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games after leading the competition up until the final round, but he's hoping he can use what he learned in future events. "Getting the gold would have been nice in Delhi but the experience gained by what happened is sometimes more valuable, especially looking towards the Olympics and world championships. After getting such a good series of throws over 72 metres I have gained a lot of confidence for the competitions coming up in the future." (, 11 Oct 2010)