Gary Smith Squad: Para Alpine (Guide) Y.O.B: 24 March 1984 Hometown: Lidlington, Central Bedfordshire ENG @smiffy135 @smiffy135 Career Highlights: 1st - Slalom - World Cup Finals, Aspen USA 2016 2nd - Giant Slalom - World Cup Finals, Aspen USA 2016 5th - Giant Slalom - Winter Paralympic Games, PyeongChang KOR 2018 Gary Smith first tried skiing as part of an RAF skiing expedition in 2002 in Les Arcs, France. He quickly became hooked and, within four years, he was racing for the RAF squad. Following Charlotte Evans’ retirement, Gary began guiding for Paralympic champion Kelly Gallagher, working as a full-time athlete with support from the Royal Air Force. Soon after pairing up, the duo claimed a gold, silver and two bronze medals at the IPC World Cup Finals in Aspen, Colorado in March 2016, though they missed the 2017 World Championships after Kelly sustained a significant injury in training. Gary and Kelly competed together at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with a fifth-place finish in the giant slalom their best result on the slopes of Jeongseon.