Greta Small was just three years old when Zali Steggal won Australia’s first and only Olympic medal in women’s alpine skiing. Eighteen years later, Greta Small is aiming to emulate her hero, when she competes in her second Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in just 18 months time.
Despite her young years, Greta is no stranger to international competition. First competing at an international level in 2012, Small has gone on to become one of Australia’s most promising winter athletes. At the 2014 Sochi winter games, she represented Australian in all five (!) alpine skiing disciplines, finishing 15 in the Super Combined event – the best result for an Australian skiier in 12 years, despite being the second youngest in the field!
We caught up with Greta at her winter home, Mt Hotham, where she was busy training for the 2016-17 world cup season, after recovering from an earlier injury sustained in competition in late 2015. We started the interview by asking Greta about an odd geographic coincidence…. Continue reading 15 mins with alpine skiier, Greta Small – our next Zali Steggal?